Mariners Spring Training Update – Day 8

Friday, February 27, 2015 / 38 Days ‘til Opening Day (April 6 vs. Los Angeles Angels)

Blood, Sweat and Tears:
You often hear that people put their blood, sweat and tears into something…well, today, players had to give their blood, literally. All players in Major League camp had to give blood this morning as part of their physicals. Players lined up (a long line) and went through the yearly ritual. Not the most enjoyable part of Spring Training, but it’s over now.

This way to give blood.

This way to give blood.

Entertainment and Sports Programming Network:
If you hadn’t noticed on social media or on TV, ESPN was in Mariners camp to talk to…well, lots of players and staff. Here are a few pictures from the day and a few links to watch the filmed spots.

The SportsCenter stage has arrived.

The SportsCenter stage has arrived.

Robinson Cano chatted with ESPN's Aaron Boone about how he turns the double play.

Robinson Cano chatted with ESPN’s Aaron Boone about how he turns the double play.

Felix Hernandez chatted with Tim Kurkjian and Aaron Boone. Check out the video link above.

Felix Hernandez chatted with Tim Kurkjian and Aaron Boone. Check out the video link above.

Nelson Cruz sat down to chat about a variety of baseball topics.

Nelson Cruz sat down to chat about a variety of baseball topics.

Nelson Cruz also chatted with Aaron Boone about his workout routine.

Nelson Cruz also chatted with Aaron Boone about his workout routine.

Also Stopping By Camp:
Former Major Leaguer and current ESPN Analyst Chris Singleton also dropped in to camp to chat with GM Jack Zduriencik and Manager Lloyd McClendon.

ESPN Analyst Chris Singleton also dropped by Mariners camp.

ESPN Analyst Chris Singleton also dropped by Mariners camp.

More Commercial Fun:
Last night, this happened.

Today, Robinson Cano stepped into the batters box to film his spot. Sr. Director of Marketing Gregg Green (@RealGregg) captured his commercial swing in slow motion.

Splinters:
Bats hit home runs, bats hit doubles, bats drive in runs…but bats also break. Mike Zunino found that out again today.

This bat died a hero.

This bat died a hero.

KING 5’s Chris Egan Continues To Get Interviews:
Chris Egan wraps up his interview with Mariners General Manager Jack Zduriencik, completing his first round of interviews from Mariners Spring Training.

Chris Egan chats with Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik.

Chris Egan chats with Mariners GM Jack Zduriencik.

Bat Companies In Camp:
The MAX Bat company and PHOENIX BATS were in town to show off their products to the players. If you haven’t noticed from reading this blog, players have lots of options to choose from when it comes to bat selections.

Max bats brought out some of their products to Major League camp.

Max bats brought out some of their products to Major League camp.

Tweet of the Day:

Kurkjian with his daily heightening

A photo posted by Aaron Boone (@aboone17) on

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