Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 9/12/12
Diamond in the rough It’s hard to get excited about the Mariners after their seemingly playoff bound run has all but been extinguished. Thought’s of ’95 will have to remain in our fondest memory bank, as we look towards next season with the glimmer of hope that we actually are getting better. Record wise that is. A tough weekend series with Oakland didn’t supply much on the ends of what ESPN likes to call “web gems,” but what I have hear might get a least some of you excited for the Mariners outfield prospects of the future. Michael Saunders is here to rescue us out of the dog days of summer, with a fantastic grab out of the first row of seats in left field foul territory. If anything, this kept the ever dangerous Coco Crisp off the base paths for the time being. The pitch Michael Saunders did all he could not to end up like this guy on his foul ball grab (photo bleacherreport.com) With a 2-2 count, Jason Vargas tosses a 81 mph changeup on the inside part of the plate. Coco got out
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