This week on Mariners All-Access


A new edition of Mariners All Access on ROOT SPORTS is coming your way starting on Sunday. Here’s what’s on tap.

Roenis Elias – The left-handed pitcher escaped from Cuba in 2010. Hear his story of crossing the Atlantic Ocean. His wait in Mexico. His admiration for Felix Hernandez and his thankfulness at being in the U.S. and with the Mariners. This story will give tremendous perspective on how he can stay so calm on the mound and why he’s always smiling.

Dominic Leone – The rookie sits down with Angie Mentink and shares his journey to the Big Leagues, the story behind how he learned to throw a cutter from YouTube videos and the inspiration his autistic brother provides.

First Pitch Advice – Guys like Elias and Leone make it look easy, but that’s not the case for amateurs. We’re going to see a lot of celebrities throwing out first pitches at Safeco Field during the next few weeks so the Mariners offer advice to make it easier.

Lou Piniella Memories – We continue to remind fans of the upcoming ceremony for Lou Piniella by talking to players who remember Lou both as a player and manager. This week former Mariner Rickey Henderson shares his thoughts on Sweet Lou as does Chili Davis who watched Lou as a player with the Yankees.

All-Star Softball Classic – We sit down with Mariners Hall of Famer Dan Wilson for a look ahead to the upcoming celebrity softball game that raises money for homeless youth in Seattle. We also meet a formerly homeless youth who is now working to help troubled teens find homes.

This week’s Mariners All Access debuts at noon on Sunday and re-airs on Monday at 6:30am and 6pm, Tuesday at 6pm, Thursday at 6:30am and 6pm and Friday at 3pm.

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