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Now displaying: February, 2012
Feb 27, 2012
Rick Rizzs and Shannon Drayer host live from the Salty Seniorita in Peoria. Mariners bench coach Robby Thompson talks about working with the infielders and newcomer Munenori Kawasaki. Mariners pitcher Shawn Kelley tweets during his live segment and talks about his aspirations to be a broadcaster. He sticks around to interview other players. 2011 1st round draft pick Danny Hultzen joins the show to talk about his first spring outing. Forrest Snow talks about the originations of the nicknames of some of his pitches (Forest Fire and Snowflakes) and the strides he's making to get to the majors.
Feb 27, 2012
Dave Sims joins Rick and Shannon as they talk to infielder Kyle Seager who talks about his big offseason (getting married) and how he handled his first taste of the big leagues. Special assistant to the GM Tony Blengino talks about his experience on an MLB Network game show and the stock of Mariners prospects as they go through camp. Larry Stone of the Seattle Times joins the show to talk about some of the stories of the spring.
Feb 13, 2012
Shannon Daryer and Matt Pitman revisited a conversation Mike Carp had with the Brock and Salk show letting people know about the special t-shirts he made in memory of Greg Halman. Also hitting coach Chris Chambliss talked about what he does to get the team ready for an earlier start than 28 other MLB teams. Mariners catch Miguel Olivo talks about taking Jesus Montero under his wing and catching some new arms in camp. M's outfielder Casper Wells talks about his Twitter experiences and what he's been doing in the offseason.
Feb 13, 2012
Shannon and Matt talk to Joe Stiglich of the Oakland Tribune about the surprsing signing of free agent Cuban outfielder Yoenis Cespedes to a 4-year contract today. Mariners pitcher Aaron Heilman talks about his first brief experience with Seattle, participating in Fanfest and never even making to spring training with the team. Jim Caple of ESPN.com talks about his take on the move Moneyball and a new game he's created for box score fans. M's marketing director Kevin Martinez talks about some upcoming moments this year and former Mariners making an appearance in celebration of the 35th anniversary.
Feb 6, 2012
Rick Rizzs, Shannon Drayer and Matt Pitman talk to Mariners director of player develpoment Chris Gwynn about his role with the team and getting to know all the talent in the farm system. Senior baseball writer Paul White with USA Today joined the show to talk about the new arms the Mariners picked up Shawn Camp and Hong-Chih Kuo. He says Kuo has a chance to be electric if he can get back to his 2010 performance level.
Feb 6, 2012
Rick, Shannon and Matt talk to Mariners 3rd base coach and spring training camp coordinator Jeff Datz who will be working a lot with new M's catcher Jesus Montero and explains the process of a catcher doing the pitch calling on his own. Infielder Kyle Seager joined the show to talk about his first trip to the big leagues and getting ready to start the 2012 season. Pitcher Steve Delabar talks about his journey from substitute teacher to the show and having success immediately upon his callup and he says the season ended so fast for him.
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