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Nelson Cruz paused the All-Star game to take photo with Joe West (VIDEO)

When Nelson Cruz came to the plate in the sixth inning of the All-Star game on Tuesday night, he did so with a cell phone tucked away in his pocket, with good reason. Cruz had a very specific goal in mind, and he would not be denied. Cruz wanted to snap a photo with veteran umpire Joe West, so he decided to temporarily pause the game in order to do exactly that. The Mariners slugger...
Via The Sports Daily
July 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Nelson Cruz stops All-Star Game for photo with Joe West

The 2017 MLB All-Star Game no longer counts for home field advantage in the World Series, and has subsequently been a bit more light-hearted than in previous seasons.That was made quite obvious in the top of the sixth inning, when Seattle Mariners slugger Nelson Cruz stepped up to the plate with his cell phone and prompted catcher Yadier Molina to take a picture of himself with home...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 11, 2017  |  Discuss

The top 10 MLB right fielders headed into spring training 2017

The right field position traditionally has one job, and one job amongst all others: to rake. Some of the most potent power threats in the history of the game have called the right corner of the outfield home, including Hank Aaron, Frank Robinson, Reggie Jackson, Mel Ott and none other than Babe Ruth himself. In today’s game, the tradition of the spot being home to some of the most...
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March 03, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Seattle Mariners OF Nelson Cruz Hits MLB Leading 39th Home Run In Win Over Oakland

The Seattle Mariners do not have a whole lot going well for them this season. They are 11 games out of first in their division, and 6.5 game back in the wild card race. While not out of contention they are going to need some help to get back in it, and they are going to need to play better than they have all season.It certainly wouldn't hurt if Nelson Cruz were to keep hitting home...
Via FatManWriting
August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Nelson Cruz: A Late Bloomer Exceeds Expectations

Nelson Cruz leads both leagues in home runs, and he ranks second behind Bryce Harper in SLG. Neither is a surprise. The Seattle slugger left the yard 40 times with Baltimore last season, and moving to Safeco Field wasn’t going to squelch his production. Per ESPN Home Run Tracker, 22 of the 34 bombs he’s hit this year have traveled more than 400 feet. Nine of them have gone at least...
Via Fangraphs
August 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Nelson Cruz's home run lands in Tampa Bay's "Touch Tank' (VIDEO)

In the top of the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays, Nelson Cruz launched a three-run home run into Tropicana Field's 10,000-gallon "Touch Tank," the home to a group of minding-their own-business, cownose rays. While the Seattle Mariners slugger's 18th homer might have interrupted the rays' peaceful moment away from all of the groping fans, it also gave the his team a...
Via The Other Paper
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Nelson Cruz is Doing It Differently

Remember when nobody wanted Nelson Cruz? He’d been with the Rangers but his contract had ended and steroids and everyone was like, “Nooooo thanks.” Well, not exactly everybody. After a long time the Mariners called and reportedly had a short deal done with Cruz before the front office nixed it. I picture former team president […]
Via Fangraphs
May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Reasons to believe

Through 29 games, the Seattle Mariners stand at 12-17, 6.5 games back of Houston and 4.5 games back of the Wild Card race. The pitching has been inconsistent, especially in the bullpen where leads have been surrendered and deficits have been enlarged. Outside of Nelson Cruz, the hitting has been subpar for the most part. With that being said, let’s examine three reasons why there...
May 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Trip to L.A. unkind

Well, to put it bluntly, Los Angeles was very unkind to the Seattle Mariners.  Coming off back-to-back extra innings victories, the Mariners dropped three straight to the Dodgers to fall to 3-6 on the season.  For those of you who like me always have an eye on the standings, this puts Seattle into dead last in the A.L. West.  But, considering we’re not even one-tenth done with the...
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: The good, the bad, and the ugly

The first three series of the year are in the books, and the Seattle Mariners stand at 3-6, which is somewhat disappointing, although one must take into consideration a tough schedule to begin the year. The Mariners schedule gets much easier from here as they finish out the month playing against the Rangers, Astros, and Twins. The second half of the month will provide an opportunity...
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

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