This week on Mariners All Access from ROOT SPORTS:
- Cano Returns to NY: Hear Robinson Cano’s thoughts on returning to the Big Apple and what he learned while with the Yankees the first nine years of his career.
- Miller/Springer Connection: The Mariners upcoming trip takes them to Houston where Brad Miller will get a chance to catch up with a former TEAM USA teammate George Springer, who became part of the Miller family last winter.
- Pryor Update: Pitcher Stephen Pryor is working his way back from injury and reflects on the lost 2013 season and his rehab progress.
- Anti-Bullying PSA: Felix Hernandez and Macklemore surprised a group of students at Safeco field and used their star power to support an important anti-bullying message. Get a behind the scenes peek at how the surprise played out.
- Soundtracks: The best sound from the week-that-was including Kyle Seager’s walk-off home run and comments after Wednesday’s game.
- Lou Piniella Memories: Lou Piniella goes into the Mariners Hall of Fame in August and with the Mariners series in New York it’s fitting to look back on memories of Sweet Lou in his playing days. Hear from Howard Johnson and Rick Waits, a couple of Mariners coaches who knew him when.
Mariners All Access Debuts Sunday at noon. It is broadcast again:
Sunday at 6:30pm
Monday at 6:30am and 1pm
Tuesday at 3pm
Wednesday at 2:30pm
Thursday at 3pm
Friday at 6:30am and 4pm
This week on Mariners All-Access on ROOT SPORTS with Jen Mueller:
- Felix 1-on-1 – The King reflects on his Perfect Game with Brad Adam a year after the historic feat.
- Oliver Perez Delivery – Perez lets us in on how he decides which delivery to use to the plate and why he developed that part of his game.
- Pitchers Strength and Conditioning – James Clifford explains how he helps keep the staff in top shape and able to handle the grind of a long season.
- Capps Second Time Around – Carter Capps explains how he used his time in Tacoma and what he changed in his game to have more success this time around in the big leagues.
- Yoervis Medina – the hard-throwing righty shares what he’s working on to solidify his role in the bullpen.
- Danny Farquhar 1-on-1 – Learn more about the Mariners current closer, from his nickname to how his height helps him on the mound. Plus why his personality makes him perfectly suited to be the closer and how he came to be fluent in Spanish.
- Military Family Reunited – It’s one of the most touching things to happen at Safeco this year. Re-live the reunion of a Sgt. Kitchens and his family before a game against the Brewers.
This week’s Mariners All Access debuts Sunday at 11 am and re-airs Monday at 6:30 am and 6 pm, and Friday 6 pm.
This week on Mariners All-Access on ROOT SPORTS with Jen Mueller:
- What to Watch For – With two months remaining in the regular season, Angie Mentink breaks down five things to watch for from the team.
- Brad Miller POW – He’s the first Mariners rookie to win Player of the Week honors since Ken Griffey Junior. Hear Miller’s reaction.
- Kuma “Sports Science” – Take a closer look at why Hisashi Iwakuma is so effective with his splitter using side by side comparisons and insight from Bill Krueger.
- Tim Belcher 1-on-1 – The former Mariners pitcher offers his thoughts on the 1995 team, Griffey and how pitching has changed in the last 10 years.
- Blowers on Baseball – Mike Blowers explains what it means “to let the ball travel” at the plate.
- Raul’s Stellar Season – Brad Adam puts Raul’s season into context and offers teammates thoughts on what the 41-year old is doing and how he’s helping the club.
- Refuse to Abuse Recap – Last weekend’s Second Annual Refuse to Abuse 5K at Safeco Field raised more than $75,000 dollars for the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence. We’ll get a recap of the event.
- Harold Reynolds on Griffey – Ahead of his Mariners Hall of Fame induction, we continue to look at the career of Ken Griffey Junior. This week Harold Reynolds shares the story of a frustrated young Griffey convinced he would never get a hit in the big leagues.
This week’s Mariners All-Access debuts on today at noon. The program re-airs on Monday at 6:30am and 6:30pm, Wednesday at 3pm and Friday at 3pm.
This week on Mariners All-Access on ROOT SPORTS, we get a baseball clinic from the Mariners coaching staff.
Hitting coach Dave Hanson takes Angie Mentink into the batting cage to breakdown what every hitter needs to know to have success at the plate from hitting a 95 mile an hour fastball to the breaking ball.
First base coach Mike Brumley talks about how to throw a baseball properly without hurting your arm, and pitching coach Carl Willis tells us the difference between a four seam and a two seam fastball.
Third base coach Jeff Datz helps clear up confusion about signs for hitters and base runners, and manager Eric Wedge gives a glimpse into the thought process behind his daily lineup card.
Mariners All-Access debuts Sunday at noon and re-airs Monday at 6:30am and 6pm and Friday at 6pm on ROOT SPORTS.
This week on ROOT SPORTS Mariners All-Access Jen Mueller steps back in time with some Mariners greats.
Pitcher Jamie Moyer share memories of teammates like Ken Griffey Jr. and Ichiro. Jamie tells Jen how he helped lay the groundwork for Ichiro’s arrival in Seattle, and what it was like to be around a young Griffey.
Fan favorite Mike Cameron opens up about idolizing Griffey and what it was like to take his place in center field. He’ll also recount the play that helped him relax and be accepted by the fans as Griffey’s replacement.
Rickey Henderson, the Man of Steal, spend the 2000 season with the Mariners. Hear about his approach as a lead-off hitter, how he studied pitchers, the routine that kept him in the game for so long and find out if he ever lost a footrace.
And finally, AlvinDavis, Mr. Mariner, reveals how he got that nickname and the responsibility that went with it. He also comments on what it felt like to become the first member of the Mariners Hall of Fame.
Tune in to ROOT SPORTS for the debut of this week’s Mariners All-Access today prior to the Mariners series finale vs. the Yankees at noon. The program airs again on Monday at 6:30 am and 6 pm, and Friday at 6 pm.
This week on Mariners All-Access on ROOT SPORTS, Jen Mueller takes Mariners players back in time to their earliest memories of youth baseball and Little League. The program debuts on Sunday at noon, which is good timing as Sunday is Little League Day at Safeco Field.
Here are some of the stories in the program’s lineup.
Earliest baseball memory – From throwing rocks in the outfield (Carter Capps) to breaking things while playing baseball in the house (Felix Hernandez), the Mariners share their first memories of baseball. For many it’s those early memories that sparked an interest in the game and led them to pursue careers in baseball.
Little League memories – Once in Little League several of the guys have big moments to brag about like Charlie Furbush hitting a game winning walk-off homer in the championship game, Lucas Luetge celebrating with his teammates after a title win by singing “We Are the Champions” and Jason Bay’s trip to the Little League World Series.
Baseball Hero – Every Little Leaguer has a hero and it’s no surprise that Ken Griffey Jr. inspired many of the current Mariners to play baseball. Hear how he impacted the Mariners and how a few other heroes inspired the Mariners to take baseball seriously.
Little League Positions – It’s odd to think of the Mariners playing something other their current position, but in Little League they were all accomplished utility players. They’ll tell us the positions they played, their favorite positions and we’ll see several of them in action. Little League photos you don’t want to miss!
Baseball advice – When it comes to advice, Big Leaguers have heard it all. Discover the gems they’ve held on to and want to pass along to the current Little Leaguers out there.
Mariners All-Access airs today at noon on ROOT SPORTS, and again on Monday at 6:30am, Tuesday at 6pm, and Thursday at 6:30am and 10:30pm.
This week, Mariners All Access from ROOT Sports takes a road trip to Tacoma to focus on the Rainiers.
Jen Mueller takes a look at team chemistry and how important it is to winning.
Top prospect Nick Franklin has a reputation for being the clubhouse clown. Jen spends a little time getting to know him and gaining insight into his personality. Franklin also offers some observations about his infield mates, who all sport beards.
Catcher Mike Zunino, the Mariners 1st Round draft pick, made an impression during Spring Training, and he got off to a hot offensive start in April. In addition, he’s been making strides handling the pitching staff. Jen talk to him about how he’s making the adjustment from college ball to the pros, and interviews the pitchers about working with Zunino.
And Jen turns the tables by asking the Rainiers what they want to know about the Big Leagues. See how much they know about the Safeco Field and the Mariners.
Tune into ROOT Sports at noon on Sunday, before the Mariners take on the Oakland A’s, for the debut of this edition of Mariners All Access. It will be replayed at 11 am Friday.
The next episode of Mariners All-Access on ROOT Sports debuts tomorrow (April 21) at 11 am prior to the Mariners series finale vs. the Texas Rangers in Arlington (12:05 pm PT/2:05 pm CT).
The 30-minute show features several interesting stories, including:
- Dennis Martinez – Felix Hernandez Connection: Former Mariner Dennis Martinez and Felix Hernandez are the only two Latin born players to ever throw a perfect game. Brad Adam talks to Dennis about the game, what it means and the connection to Felix.
- Minor League Stories: The kids don’t know how good they’ve got it these days. That’s the premise of this entertaining story from Angie Mentink. She talks to Mariner coaches and broadcasters about their earliest minor league memories. From 16 hour bus rides to horse rides and slime in the showers she’s heard it all. Laugh along and count your blessings during this feature.
- Jamie Moyer 1-on-1: The 50-year old Moyer pitched in all or parts of four decades, but it’s Seattle that made the biggest mark on his career. Jen Mueller sits down with Jamie to hear why Seattle is still a special place, learn how he developed his pitching style and discover which monumental moments in baseball history he was a part of. This is just one of many times we’ll see Jamie on the show throughout the year.
- Community Service: The Mariners Care Silent Auction on April 28 will be featured, in addition to the local Pitch, Hit and Run competitions.
- What We’re Watching: Identify the biggest trends and hottest names going into the week that fans should be watching for.
If you can’t tune in Sunday morning, the show will re-air on Monday (4/23) at 4 pm, Wednesday (4/24) at 6pm, Thursday (4/25) 6:30 am and Friday (4/26) at 6pm.
This week’s Mariners All-Access on ROOT Sports will pay tribute to the perfect game thrown by Felix Hernandez.
Here is a rundown of what you will see on the show…
- See how it all came together in a best of the best highlight package of King Felix in his gem vs. the Rays.
- Hear from Felix just moments after the final out of the 23rd Perfect Game in Major League history.
- Discover when Felix, his coaches and teammates knew it would be a special game.
- Learn what could have happened without a couple nice plays from the defense, and how nervous the players were in the field.
- Hear what the accomplishment means not only to Felix, but his teammates, and the entire Mariners family.
- Plus uncover why it was a foregone conclusion Felix would one day reach this point.
The show debuts at noon on Sunday (Aug. 19) prior to the Mariners series finale vs. the Twins (1:10 pm). This edition of Mariners All-Access will also air Monday (8/20 – 6 pm), Wednesday (8/22 – 6:30 pm) and Friday (8/24 – 4 pm).
A new episode of Mariners All-Access debuts this morning at 9:30 am PT.
This week’s show is dedicated to Dan Wilson and Randy Johnson, who will be inducted into the Mariners Hall of Fame next Saturday. Here’s a rundown of what will be featured on today’s show:
- Brad Adam goes in-depth on the career of Dan Wilson, talking with the former catcher about his baseball life in Seattle and what this city means to him.
- Jen Mueller talks to Randy Johnson about his Hall of Fame career beginning in Seattle. You’ll hear from former coaches and teammates about what they thought of the Big Unit when he first arrived from Montreal.
- Angie Mentink looks at the turning point in Randy Johnson’s career and how this one time wild thrower turned into a Cy Young Pitcher.
- Inside the Numbers on the careers of Wilson and Johnson (for you statheads).
In addition to debuting at 9:30 am this morning, the Hall of Fame edition of Mariners All-Access will re-air Monday (7/23, 6 pm), Tuesday (7/24, 6 pm), Thursday (7/26, 6pm) and Saturday (7/28, 12 pm).