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Scenes From the Mariners Caravan

Catching you up on some great photos of the Mariners Winter Caravan through Eastern Washington. Nick Franklin, Charlie Furbush and Brandon Maurer, along with broadcasters Mike Blowers and Aaron Goldsmith, and of course the Mariner Moose, have been having a great time visiting with our fans on the East side of the state.

Here are some photos taken by team photographer Ben Van Houten from Whitman College in Walla Walla, the Boys and Girls club of Kootenai county in Post Falls, Idaho and also Bryan Elementary school in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

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Scenes From the Mariners Winter Caravan

The Mariners Winter Caravan continues to roll through Eastern Washington, and today broadcasters Aaron GoldsmithMike Blowers, infielder Nick Franklin and the Mariner Moose made a stop at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children’s Hospital in Spokane. Here are some photos captured by Mariners Team Photographer Ben Van Houten.

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Gold Nuggets: Another Update from the Mariners Caravan

Mariners broadcaster Aaron Goldsmith is currently on the road in Eastern Washington with the Mariners Winter Caravan. Here is an update from the second day of the caravan’s tour through Eastern Washington…

The theme of Day 2 of the Mariners Eastern Washington Caravan was autographs.

After paying a 45 minute visit to our radio affiliate in Wenatchee (KKRT 900), it was off to two U.S. Bank locations to sign autographs and meet some fans. The quote of the day came from a gentleman at the Moses Lake autograph session who told Nick Franklin, “You look better in person than in photographs…but I’m not saying you’re attractive.”

I had to stop signing for a good couple of minutes before I stopped laughing. I think Nick took the comment pretty well.

The best moment of yesterday’s trip actually came after the day was over. We stopped at a grocery story following our final event in Moses Lake so we could get some snacks for our two hour bus ride to Couer d’Alene. Forgetting that he was still wearing his Mariners jersey from the recent autograph session, Nick casually walked into the Safeway store wearing his “Franklin #6″ Mariners white uniform top.

Within a minute, we were stopped by a fan in the produce section wanting to talk baseball. Needless to say, the jersey was then quickly removed.

Day three starts in Couer d’Alene with visits to Spokane and Post Falls. Should be fun!

Gold Nuggets: Update from the Mariners Caravan

Mariners broadcaster Aaron Goldsmith is currently on the road in Eastern Washington with the Mariners Winter Caravan. Here is an update from his first day where they toured around the Palm Springs of  Washington (aka Yakima)…

Day 1 of the Mariners caravan to Eastern Washington was really fun. First it was off to Summitview Elementary in Yakima where Nick Franklin, Dave Valle and myself talked to the entire school about setting goals, staying drug free, and studying hard in school. Of course, no matter what we said, the Moose was the most popular guy in the room.

Then it was off to KTCR 980 where the three of us recorded some liners for our local radio affiliate. Val was a pro, and Franklin was pretty impressive, too. 

Our first day wrapped up at the Sun Dome where a few hundred Mariners fans joined us to talk a little baseball. After about 20 minutes of Q&A, it was time to break out the Sharpies. It was close, but I feel like Franklin was slightly more popular than me in the autograph line. He let me know about it on our ride back to the hotel.

Day 2 is in Wenatchee. Should be a fun time! 

@nicholasefrank blowing minds on Day 1 of the #Mariners Caravan.

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Scenes from Day 1 of the Mariners Caravan

The first day of the Mariners Winter Caravan continued this afternoon with a stop at the Cheney Family Branch of the Boys & Girls Club of South Puget Sound in Gig Harbor. Relief pitcher Danny Farquhar and broadcaster Dave Sims talked to the group of over 150 kids about motivation, education and respect, and the Mariner Moose had fun with the crowd acting his normal silly self.

Day 2 of the caravan continues tomorrow in the South Sound, with a public autograph appearance at Saint Martin’s University in Lacey (Worthington Center) from 4:15-5:45 pm. All public events on the Mariners Caravan can be viewed via Mariners.com.

Dave Sims and Danny Farquhar at the Boys & Girls Club in Gig Harbor.

Dave Sims and Danny Farquhar at the Boys & Girls Club in Gig Harbor.

Danny Farquhar with die-hard Mariners fan Jason.

Danny Farquhar with die-hard Mariners fan Jason.

Talking to the kids at the Boys & Girls Club.

Talking to the kids at the Boys & Girls Club.

Day 1 of the Mariners Caravan.

Day 1 of the Mariners Caravan.

Danny and Dave signing autographs.

Danny and Dave signing autographs.

Mariners Caravan Kicks Off in Lake Tapps

The annual Mariners Caravan kicked off today with the first of two stops, starting with Dieringer Heights Elementary School in Lake Tapps.

Relief pitcher Danny Farquhar, broadcaster Dave Sims and of course, the most popular guest, the Mariner Moose. Danny, Dave and The Moose were part of a D.R.E.A.M Team assembly, talking to the 500+ kids about staying away from drugs, being respectful to yourself and others, education, attitude and motivation. Charlie Furbush was scheduled to also take part in the first leg of the caravan, but due to travel delays on the East Coast, was not able to make it.

Here are some photos of the first caravan stop. We’ll have another post this afternoon following a trip to the Boys and Girls Club in Gig Harbor.

Danny Farquhar at Dieringer Heights Elementary School

Danny Farquhar at Dieringer Heights Elementary School

Danny Farquhar and Dave Sims before the start of the caravan.

Danny Farquhar and Dave Sims before the start of the caravan.

The D.R.E.A.M Team assembly

The D.R.E.A.M Team assembly

Danny Farquhar talks about motivation.

Danny Farquhar talks about motivation.

The Mariners Moose watched the highlight video with students.

The Mariners Moose watched the highlight video with students.

Student reporters asked Danny Farquhar and Dave Sims questions.

Student reporters asked Danny Farquhar and Dave Sims questions.

The key points of the D.R.E.A.M Team assembly.

The key points of the D.R.E.A.M Team assembly.

Mariners Caravan About To Hit The Road

Blake Beavan, Mike Blowers and Tom Wilhelmsen signed autographs for a young fan at the Yakima SunDome during the 2012 Mariners Caravan.

The annual Mariners Caravan starts up next week.

The 2014 Seattle Mariners Caravan hits the road next week (Tuesday, January 7) with the first stops in Pierce County in Lake Tapps and Gig Harbor. Over a three-week period (January 7-24), the Caravan will make stops in some two dozen communities across the Pacific Northwest from Portland to Vancouver, B.C., Longview to Spokane, and points in between. Note: Many stops along the way will be at schools, hospitals, etc. and not open to the public. See below for the details around our six public appearances.

At various stops on the Caravan, current and former Seattle Mariners players, announcers, and the Mariner Moose host assemblies for elementary school students, Boys & Girls Club members, and free public autograph and photo sessions.

Scheduled to appear on Week 1 are pitchers Danny Farquhar and Charlie Furbush, broadcaster Dave Sims and the Mariner Moose.

In addition to the first day’s stops in Lake Tapps and Gig Harbor, the first week of the Caravan includes Olympia, Tenino, Hillsboro, Oregon, and Longview/Kelso.

We’ll be sure to keep you updated on the Caravan events via this blog with some fun pictures.

Public Appearances:

  • Lacey – Wednesday, January 8, 4:15pm-5:45pm – Details
  • Longview – Friday, January 10, 4:15pm-5:45pm – Details
  • Yakima – Monday, January 13, 4:30pm-6:00pm – Details
  • Walla Walla – Thurdsay, January 16, 4:15pm-5:45pm – Details
  • Tri-Cities – Friday, January 17, 4:15pm-5:45pm – Details
  • Tukwila – Friday, January 24, 5:00pm-6:00pm – Details

Mariners Caravan Slideshow

The Seattle Mariners 2013 Winter Caravan kicked off earlier this week with John Jaso, Mike Carp, Dan Wilson, Dave Sims and the Mariner Moose making stops in Covington, Tacoma and Lacey. Here are some photos captured by team photographer Ben Van Houten.

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2013 Mariners Caravan Hits the Road

Blake Beavan, Mike Blowers and Tom Wilhelmsen signed autographs for a young fan at the Yakima SunDome during the 2012 Mariners Caravan.

Blake Beavan, Mike Blowers and Tom Wilhelmsen signed autographs for a young fan at the Yakima SunDome during the 2012 Mariners Caravan.

The annual rite of Winter, the Seattle Mariners Caravan, gets underway on January 9 with stops in South King County, Tacoma and Lacey.

Over a three week period (January 9-25), the Caravan will make stops in 26 Northwest communities from Portland to Vancouver, B.C., Longview to Coeur d’Alene Idaho and points in between.

Along the way, there will be assemblies for elementary school students (seven of them), free public autograph sessions (eight of them), visits to Boys & Girls Clubs (three of time), and visits to hospitals (three of them).

Scheduled to appear on Week 1 are infielder/outfielder Mike Carp and catcher John Jaso, former Mariners catcher and broadcaster Dan Wilson, broadcaster Dave Sims, and the Mariner Moose.

Other Mariners scheduled to appear at Caravan stops include Casper Wells, Charlie Furbush, Lucas Luetge, Michael Saunders, Tom Wilhelmsen, Mike Blowers and Rick Rizzs.

A schedule of public appearances for the Caravan is available at www.mariners.com/caravan. It will be updated regularly with events and activities.

Mariners Caravan Update

The offices at Safeco Field are closed today due to the snow in the Puget Sound region. While we are not at our desks, we are still monitoring things from the “home office” and wanted to pass along the following information about today’s scheduled caravan stop in the South Puget Sound region.

Today’s Seattle Mariners Caravan stops in Tacoma and Lacey have been canceled due to the snow. The autograph signing session at Saint Martin’s University this evening will not be rescheduled. We’ll have updates on tomorrow’s planned caravan stops in Centralia and Portland, OR when they become available.

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