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Brendan Ryan the 30 year old all world short stop for the Seattle Mariners this week proposed to his long-time girlfriend on Tuesday.
The event took place on the Sky Deck on the 90th floor of Mori Tower in downtown Tokyo.
PER MLB.com Ryan told his girlfriend, Sharyn, they were going on a tour and needed to be dressed nicely.
"I had this planned for quite a while," said Ryan. "Once I heard we were going to Japan, I figured it was a pretty cool opportunity. Then MLB heard about it and stepped in and rolled out the red carpet for us and it was just awesome."
Apparently Ryan had asked Ichiro Suzuki's interpreter, Antony Suzuki, how to say "Will you marry me?" in Japanese.
MLB Baseball is underway for the Seattle Mariners. They've now played two games over in Tokyo. Winning 3-1 on Wednesday and losing 4-1 on Thursday to the Oakland Athletics.
The team now returns to Arizona for 5 more spring training games. (Yes crazy we know)
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The Mariners' season-opening trip to Japan provided shortstop Brendan Ryan with the perfect opportunity to pop the question, and Major League Baseball provided an assist.
The 30-year-old told his longtime girlfriend he would be taking her on a tour of the city Tuesday, but the guide was actually an employee of Major League Baseball who was in on the plan.
When the couple reached...
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Your probably wondering how this came to be since Carp stayed in through the entire...
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Suzuki then gave Seattle an insurance...
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Ichiro looks good in pink
Hello all, and welcome to the first edition of my new weekly column titled The Mariners: Week That Was.
This is going to be a fun column, with lots of laughs, I hope, and other good stuff. Normally it will be a top 10 list, a la David Letterman, but since this was a short week, I’m starting off with five.
So here goes. I hope you all enjoy it, our first...
Hard to believe, but MLB’s 2012 season is about to unfold while most of America is asleep. The “Gloops Japan Opening Series 2012” (yes, “Gloops” is the title sponsor) starts Weds and ends Thursday when the Athletics and Seattle Mariners play at the Tokyo Dome.
But, many have asked when and where on the dial they can watch the game. Here’s the lowdown:
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2012 Organizational Rankings
#30 – Baltimore
#29 – Houston
#28 – Oakland
#27 – Pittsburgh
#26 – San Diego
#25 – Minnesota
#24 – Chicago White Sox
Seattle’s 2011 Ranking: #17
2012 Outlook: 36 (26th)...
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