Mariners Spring Training Update – Day 7

Thursday, February 26, 2015 / 39 Days ‘til Opening Day (April 6 vs. Los Angeles Angels)

Smile, It’s Photo Day!:
Have you ever looked at the giant Major League video boards around the country and wondered when those photos were taken? You’re about to find out. The Mariners annual photo day took place today and photographers from MLB Photos, Getty Images, USA Today Photos, Associated Press, MLB International, MLB.com and Topps Baseball Cards were present to capture the smiles.

All Mariners in camp when through a line of photographers.

All Mariners in camp when through a line of photographers.

Speaking of Photos:
Sr. Director of Marketing Gregg Greene got pretty artistic with his photos this morning. During photo day he took advantage of a great sunrise to capture some great shots. Be sure to follow him on twitter at @RealGregg.

Mike Zunino poses as the run rises in the west.

Mike Zunino poses as the run rises over the fields in Peoria.

Felix Hernandez Throws His First Bullpen:
The King took the mound this morning for his first bullpen session of the spring and tossed 30 pitches. Felix said he felt good and would only need a few more sessions to be ready to move on to live hitters and eventually Opening Day. Following his bullpen, he chatted with the media about what was the beginning of his preparation for the season.

Felix Hernandez completed his first bullpen of the spring.

Felix Hernandez completed his first bullpen of the spring.

Felix discusses his bullpen session with the media.

Felix discusses his bullpen session with the media.

Catchers Getting Their Work In:
The catching crew got their work in, working on their blocking skills in between catching bullpen sessions. Mariners great Dan Wilson led the drill and kept firing away to make sure the backstops got their work in.

Dan Wilson fires away during blocking drills.

Dan Wilson fires away during blocking drills.

Mixing It Up:
Now that the full squad is here, the team was able to work on base running and pickoff throws and also had pitchers throw live BP. Right-hander Erasmo Ramirez was one of the first who stepped on the mound and started firing towards the plate.

Right-hander Erasmo Ramirez fires a pitch towards Kyle Seager.

Right-hander Erasmo Ramirez fires a pitch towards Kyle Seager.

Mariners Filming TV Commercials:
As you may have noticed on twitter, the Mariners are filming the Award Winning commercials this week in Peoria Arizona. As you can see in the photo below, Felix Hernandez is joined by a large cast of characters (teammates) in his 2015 spot.

What's that they are looking at?

What’s that they are looking at?

Rawlings In Mariners Camp:
Rawlings arrived in camp today and showed off some of their products for the players. Whether they use Rawlings gloves or not, players were able to check out the large selection.

Patrick Kivlehan checks out the Rawlings products.

Patrick Kivlehan checks out the Rawlings products.

Trinity Bats:
The Trinity Bat company was also in camp to let players browse their merchandise and Willie Bloomquist took advantage by looking through their stock.

Willie Bloomquist checks out the Trinity Bats selection.

Willie Bloomquist checks out the Trinity Bats selection.

 Tweet of the Day:

3 Comments

Mike Zunino poses as the sun rises in the WEST????

Sun rises in the east in phoenix too doesn’t it?😉
Otherwise I like the posts & pictures when I have a chance to check them out. Wish I was there !

Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:23:27 +0000
To: annemonks@hotmail.com

There are only two state governments in the US that recognize alphabetizing lists by first names, and they in West Va & Kentucky. WHY do you do it in HOT TOPICS with the players names ? Are you trying to bring us down???

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