To celebrate the special occasion, Seattle Mariners teammates hired a Mariachi band to follow him around all day.
It’s Leonys Martin’s 29th birthday, so the #Mariners have lined up a mariachi band to follow him around this morning at practice.
Based on the latest ballot tracking, the Baseball Hall of Fame’s class of 2017 could include as many as five players, which would be only the second five-member class in history.
To earn a plaque in Cooperstown, former major league players must be retired at least five years and receive votes on at least 75 percent of ballots cast by voting members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.
There was nothing wrong with MLB’s on-field hats when they featured only a team’s logo, even in the All-Star Game and World Series. This worked for decades. Nobody complained. Nobody thought, You know what would make me buy that hat? A giant patch on the side.
But the annual ridiculousness has been an evolution a long time coming. The changes started innocently enough. For the 1992 season, MLB added its official logo to the back of all on-field caps, which was a fine and appropriate (but still unnecessary) use of a patch. That appeased the Patch Powers for a few years, but then they got antsy again, and disaster followed in 1996.