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This week on Mariners All-Access from ROOT SPORTS:

Milestone moments – A recap of the career milestones reached by the Mariners this week including Steve Cishek, Kyle Seager, Robinson Canó, and a statistical mark that Felix Hernandez is closing in on.

Edgar’s Impact – Kyle Seager and Robinson Canó are benefiting from the extra work they’ve done in the batting cage with the help of Edgar Martinez. See how the best DH in baseball history is impacting the current Mariners and why they enjoy working with ‘Gar.

Howard Lincoln’s Legacy – Howard Lincoln announced he’s stepping down as Chairman and CEO in August. We look at the legacy he’s leaving behind after 17 years at the helm of the Mariners.

Iannetta/Weaver no hitter – May 2nd marks the 4th anniversary of Jered Weavers’ no-hitter in 2012. It’s a date that wasn’t significant to Mariners fans until now. Chris Iannetta was behind the plate for that game and suffered a broken wrist that changed his career and made him the catcher Mariners fans see today.

Pitching Mechanics – Wade Miley demonstrates the first pitch he ever learned to throw.

Mother’s Day Cards – In advance of Mother’s Day next week we take a look at the cards drawn by the Mariners for their mom’s. After all, you know the best gift is the one that’s handmade.

Griffey hat backwards? – We won’t know what the artwork will look like on Ken Griffey Junior’s Hall of Fame plaque until his July induction, but the players ask the Magic 8 Ball for a hint on whether his hat will be backwards or not.

High Speed Review– A look back at the best moments from the week – particularly on defense.

The latest edition of Mariners All Access airs:

  • Sunday: 12:00 p.m. and 7:30p.m.
  • Monday: 6:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 11:30a.m.
  • Thursday: 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 4:00 p.m.

Mariners All-Access: A day in the life of Jerry Dipoto


Tonight, a special edition of Mariners All-Access from ROOT SPORTS – A day in the life of Jerry Dipoto.

ROOT SPORTS followed Dipoto on Day 1 of his new tenure as Mariners General Manager. All-Access take you behind the scenes as he arrived at Safeco Field, prepared for the news conference and met staff. Dipoto also reminisced about his playing days, pitching performance against the Mariners, and the toughest Mariners hitter he ever faced.

The special edition of Mariners All-Access airs tonight at 6pm and again at 11pm. The program re-airs:

Thursday at 3pm

Friday at 6pm

Sunday at 11am

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Here’s what you’ll find on this week’s Mariners All Access on ROOT SPORTS.

Three of the newest Mariners made their Major League debuts recently:

  • Tony Zych talks about how his debut also helped him earn a unique spot in baseball history,
  • Shawn O’Malley had a built-in Safeco Field cheering section with his family traveling from the Tri-Cities. He tells us what that support from family and friends means.
  • Steven Baron’s hard work paid off when he got the big league call after being in the organization since the age of 18.

Also, Roenis Elias gives his first television interview in English and describes what he worked on this season in Tacoma, his feelings about being at AAA most of the year, his favorite pitch and how his son motivates him.

Brad Adam explores Mark Trumbo’s love of music and appreciation for NW icon Mike McCready, the ROOT SPORTS team hits the links at the Greg Rogers Golf Simulator at Safeco Field, and we preview the 2016 season schedule.

Mariners All Access airs:

  • Monday & Tuesday at 6pm
  • Thursday at 6:30pm
  • Friday at 4pm

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This week on Mariners All Access, we go back Inside the Game.

We take you onto the field with your favorite players to get a baseball clinic.

Kyle Seager helps out the youngest fans with the proper grip on the baseball.

We’ll head out to shortstop with utility player Brad Miller to go over fielding groundballs.

We watch Robinson Cano effortless throw from a million different arm angles, we learn the origins of his side arm throw and what he’s constantly working on to get his throw off quickly.

And Mike Zunino explains how a catcher’s stance changes when a runner is on, and how to throw out would be base stealers.

Logan Morrison shows us how “not” to get picked off at first base— taking throws from the infielders just the beginning for the position.

The newest episode of Mariners All-Access debuts on ROOT SPORTS Sunday at 2:30pm. It re-airs at 7:30 pm, and on the following days:

  • Monday 4 pm
  • Tuesday 4 pm
  • Friday 4:30 am
  • Saturday 5 pm

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This week on Mariners All-Access on ROOT SPORTS – more with Nelson Cruz, and a look at how Danny Farquhar has gotten himself back on track with his favorite pitch.

  • Nelson Cruz – More from the conversation between Mike Blowers and Nelson Cruz on his approach at the plate, specifically on how it changes with two-strikes in the count, what he does when he’s in a slump and the signals he’s looking for from both pitchers and catchers to give him an upper hand in an at-bat.
  • Hitters approach to first pitch – Cruz and other Mariners hitters explain how they approach the first pitch in an at-bat. Find out what they say about whether it’s worth taking it to try and drive the pitch count up, or swing away.
  • Manny Machado on Nelson Cruz – Cruz makes a bigger impact in the clubhouse than the numbers he produces on the field. His former Baltimore teammate dishes on what makes Cruz a special player and how he impacts teammates with his approach.
  • MVP conversation – Brad Adam and Jason Bay offer their thoughts on where Cruz fits into the conversation for American League MVP.
  • Danny Farquhar Technically Speaking – Danny explains how he developed his favorite pitch – the cutter.

Mariners All Access airs:

  • Sunday noon & 7:30pm
  • Monday 6pm
  • Tuesday 6pm
  • Friday midnight
  • Saturday 3pm


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This week on Mariners All-Access on ROOT SPORTS – Guti’s back, and the countdown to Jamie Moyer’s Hall of Fame induction.

  • Guti 1-on-1 – Franklin Gutierrez discusses how he’s changed his routine to accommodate his health concerns, and explains how he prepares himself to be a pinch hitter or a late game sub.
  • Batter’s eye importance – Guti and his teammates discuss the importance of the batters eye and how it impacts their ability to see the ball clearly at the plate. Safeco Field has one of the best and biggest, while the upcoming road trip to Minnesota features one of the more difficult backdrops to hit against.
  • Sound tracks – Guti highlights the biggest and best plays from the week.
  • David Rollins Technically Speaking – the lefty reliever explains how he throws his changeup.
  • Patrick Kivlehan – The Mariners prospect was part of Team USA’s silver medal run in the Pan Am games. Hear how he used the mindset honed on the gridiron to help deal with the ups and downs of baseball.
  • Mariners on Moyer – We’re counting down the days to Jamie Moyer’s induction into the Mariners Hall of Fame. Hear what current Mariners appreciate about Jamie and what the King in particular can take from Moyer’s approach.

Mariners All Access airs:

  • Today noon, 7:30pm
  • Monday 6pm
  • Tuesday 6pm
  • Wednesday 6:30pm
  • Thursday 4pm
  • Friday 4pm

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This week on Mariners All-Access on ROOT SPORTS – a special edition featuring Edgar Martinez.

  • Edgar as a Player – A look back at what Edgar means to the franchise, where The Double ranks among Lou Piniella’s all-time favorite plays and the impressive statistics that set the standard for DH’s around the League.
  • Named Hitting Instructor – Hear from Edgar on the approach he’ll use with the players, why this is the perfect opportunity for him and what he’ll focus on most with the young talent.
  • Edgar and Blowers 1-on-1 – Discover the drills Edgar used to hone his skills as an all-around hitter and learn how a trip to the self-help section of a book store changed his career.
  • Cruz and Cano on Edgar – Hear what the current hitters think about working with the legendary Mariners DH.
  • Edgar 1-on-1 – Edgar gives a brief evaluation of what he knows about his hitters, and describes what it’s like to see his name around the city and the stadium.
  • Players on Edgar – His timeless approach to hitting means it will translate to today’s game. Find out what impressed some of baseball’s greats like Dave Stewart and David Ortiz about Edgar’s work ethic and production.
  • Classic commercials – Edgar was a fixture in Seattle and so were his classic commercials. Two of them will make an appearance in the show.

This week’s Mariners All Access airs:

  • Sunday 11:30am
  • Monday 7pm
  • Tuesday 6pm
  • Wednesday 6:30pm
  • Thursday 6pm
  • Friday 5pm
  • Saturday noon


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This week on Mariners All-Access on ROOT SPORTS – the MLB Draft, J.A. Happ, and Ken Griffey Jr. on Jamie Moyer.

  • Draft Day/Family Ties – The MLB First year player draft gets underway Monday and it brings back memories for several players including Ken Griffey Jr. and Mark Lowe (who was drafted on his birthday). It was also significant for Kyle Seager and Rickie Weeks to see their siblings drafted.
  • Technically Speaking – Mark Lowe explains the change he made to his slider this year and why it’s lead to more results.
  • Happ One-on-One – J.A. Happ was the opposing pitcher on June 13, 2012, when Matt Cain threw a perfect game. Saturday marks the anniversary of that game. Hear from Happ on what that game was like, how he’s improved as a pitcher since then and the biggest challenge for him now.
  • Mark Trumbo One-on-One – Angie Mentink introduces us to the newest member of the Mariners and gets his thoughts on returning to the A.L. West, his impression of Seattle and how he’ll be utilized on this team.
  • D.R.E.A.M. Team – The Mariners went to school on Thursday to talk to kids about how they can achieve their dreams.
  • Griffey on Moyer – Jamie’s former teammate Ken Griffey Jr explains why Moyer’s fastball was unhittable and how the defense benefited every time he was on the mound.

Mariners All Access airs:

  • Sunday noon, 4:30pm
  • Monday 6:30pm
  • Tuesday 3pm
  • Thursday 6:30pm
  • Friday 4pm
  • Saturday noon


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This week on Mariners All-Access on ROOT SPORTS Nelson Cruz gets a new appreciation for how far his home run balls travel, Tom Wilhemlsen deconstructs pitch selection, and J.A. Happ has an appreciation for soon-to-be Mariners Hall of Famer Jamie Moyer.

  • Cruz New Appreciation for HRs – While in Baltimore last week we mic’d up Nelson Cruz and took him out to the locations of the deepest home run hit last year at Camden yards. The slugger had never before seen the perspective a fan sees when he hits a towering shot. Seeing how far away it landed from home plate gave Cruza new appreciation for what he does at the plate.
  • Sound Tracks – Highlights and reaction from the best plays from the week – including Cruz’s game-winning homer in Tampa in the Ray tank.
  • Technically Speaking – Tom Wilhelmsen describes all the factors that go into pitch selection.
  • Beimel Effect – There’s no question the return of Joe Beimel helped solidify the bullpen. His teammates react to his impact and his “Wolverine” style facial hair.
  • Cano vs. Pedroia – Two of the best second basemen in the league have opposite approaches to getting the job done. Infield coach Chris Woodward explains what it takes to be that good, and describes the work Cano does on a daily basis to stay sharp.
  • Player they Wanted to Be… – Find out which Big League players the Mariners idolized when they were growing up.
  • Happ on Moyer – J.A. Happ was a teammate of Jamie Moyer’s in Philadelphia. Hear why Happ thinks more kids should strive to be like Moyer, who is about to become the newest member of the Seattle Mariners Hall of Fame.

Here’s when you can catch Mariners All-Access on ROOT SPORTS this week:

  • Sunday noon, 4:30pm, 7:30pm
  • Monday 6pm
  • Wednesday 6:30pm
  • Thursday 6pm
  • Saturday 6pm

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This week on Mariners All-Access on ROOT SPORTS we get a look at Felix Hernandez through the eyes of opposing hitters, rookie fire baller Carson Smith tells us how he throw a slider and we check in on Danny Hultzen’s rehab.

  • Maddux & Beltre on Felix – The King reached a strikeout milestone this week. He’s facing a string of AL East opponents in the coming weeks, but Mike Maddux and Adrian Beltre of the Texas Rangers give a report on what the upcoming opponents can expect to see from Felix.
  • Cruz POM – Nelson Cruz is the American League Player of the Month for April. We take a look at his red not stats and impressive home run count.
  • Technically Speaking – Hard-throwing rookie reliever Carson Smith describes how he throws his slider and how he developed his delivery.
  • Mark Lowe back in the bigs – Carson broke a record set by Mark Lowe for consecutive scoreless innings to start a career. Injuries and maturity have caused a change in Lowe’s approach on the mound, but the former flamethrower is still loving the game and explains how he approached his time in the minor leagues.
  • Danny Hultzen 1-on-1 –Danny Hultzen reached an important milestone last week as he made his first regular season start in 20 months. The voice of the Jackson Generals sits down with Hultzen to find out how he felt after the game and what the next steps are for the former first round draft pick
  • Clubhouse music – It’s rare to walk into a silent clubhouse before the game. Find out who’s responsible for playing tunes and how they keep everyone happy.

Mariners All Access airs on ROOT SPORTS:

  • Sunday — noon, 4:30pm, 10pm
  • Tuesday — 6pm
  • Thursday — 3pm, 10:30pm
  • Saturday — 5pm