But, believe it or not, the Mariners report to training camp in a month.
Nobody makes an entrance like the Moose. The M's incredibly popular Mascot delighting the kids at Summitview Elementary in Yakima today. Coming along for the ride, infielder Nick Franklin, and Mariner broadcasters Aaron Goldsmith and Dave Valley. These youngsters so excited. And, so are M's fans about the upcoming season with a new manager, and the team spending some big bucks signing big names including hitter Robinson Canoe.
Nick Franklin "I'm looking forward to working with all these guys. Not only just coaches. But, players we picked up. It's going to be cool just to get the experience with all these guys."
It's no secret, there have been a lot more empty seats than fans at Safeco Field in recent seasons. So, the Mariners are making major moves to improve the product on the field that fans shell out a lot of bucks to enjoy watching.
Dave Valle "Last couple of years have not been good years. So, they're not sitting pat. They're trying new things they want to put a winning championship club on that field. See the fans come back out and check this out? I think that is the hope certainly for the Seattle Mariners."