Planning the Mariners’ first day off


I don’t know if MLB planners deliberately want to hurt the Mariners, and for sanity reasons, I can’t think too much about it. All I know is it’s basically June and yet the Mariners are only enjoying their first day off at home of the season, a brief respite from a disappointing Series A and the Astros coming to town with mind over body Mariners. and their bodies in the spirit of the Mariners, though not cool for summer, in the Demi Lovato sense, but more in the uncool, stomping sense. But! First we have that lovely day off at home, a Thursday, however, which is a fun day to get out and about. With so many new players and new players exploring the beautiful area we are lucky enough to call home, I used everything I know about the current Mariners to design a perfect day in Seattle for members of the crew.

Luis Torrens: Race Day at the Spa

One thing we know from Torrens’ Instagram feed is that he is a huge Formula 1 fan. We don’t have any of that to offer here, but we can send him to Pacific Raceways in Kent for their Full day high performance driving experience and stay for drag races on the track. After all that excitement it was off to a spa for a deep tissue massage and knee restorative treatment as Torrens was tasked with keeping the ball in front of him while catching some of the heaviest/wildest throwers in the game. staff in addition to carrying some particularly painful foul balls. The day ends with a dinner of pabellón, the national dish of Venezuela, Mojito in Lake City, to make LT feel at home in Emerald City.

Cal Raleigh: Day 101 in Seattle

Cal’s day begins with a brisk hike to Snoqualmie Falls, then a waterfront tour and ride on the Ferris Wheel, followed by a steak dinner at the Metropolitan Grill. Is this the most basic summer day in Seattle ever? Yes. But Cal is a man of simple tastes, and sees the big waters go fast, capturing iconic views of the city from a Ferris wheel as gentle as the breeze from the Outer Banks, then enjoying steak and potatoes at a point. Seattle landmark is about as simple and satisfying as it gets. Sometimes you just want to play the hits, even when you don’t get them.

Mike Ford: UW Lecture Day

Did you know that Mike Ford went to Princeton? You probably did, because broadcasters literally can’t stop talking about it. What you might not know is that he also went to the Hun School, one of the most important preparatory academies in the country, where tuition can reach around 45-50,000 per year , depending on the student’s age and housing situation. Ford wrote his thesis on the Dominican baseball pipeline, studying that and the international draft as part of his history degree. Although there are no baseball experts scheduled to speak as part of UW Public Lecture series tomorrow, Ford could still walk around campus to recapture his college days; for scholarly baseball content, he should also sign up for the Sports and History talk focused on the labor movement in baseball next Thursday, June 2 – you can too! It’s free on Zoom! Just follow this link. Look, and it didn’t even cost you 50K.

Ty France: Gallomania Day

France would be a good candidate for Seattle 101 day, but he’s been here a while, so we’ll assume he’s hit all the sights. Maybe Ty could really lean into the French connection, starting his day with a wine tasting at Woodinville (traditional French varietals only, obvs), followed by dinner at The Sea Urchin, who, like France himself, gets the job done elegantly while maintaining a bit of a whimsy. For a nightcap, cocktails and French pop at Gainsbourg in Greenwood put the finishing touch to the day. But yes !

Adam Frazier: Jeannette’s Peaceful Day

Adam Frazier shares his hometown of Watskinville, Georgia with Jeannette Rankin, the first woman to serve in Congress and a lifelong advocate for peace. To honor Jeannette Rankin and her legacy of peace, this day begins at Peace Park in the U-District, where Adam Frazier will place a perfectly bent crane at the base of the Sadako statue (while there is no indication that Frazier is adept at origami, it just feels like something he would be good at). After that, he’ll go to a bridge named after another Jeannette: Jeannette Williams, the longtime councilwoman after whom the West Seattle Bridge is named (unfortunately, he’ll only be able to look at the bridge from the less impressive lower deck). Once on West Seattle Island, Frazier will spend a pleasant afternoon in the city’s best park, Lincoln Park, before a satisfying country supper of honey fried chicken at Endolyne Joe’s. Unfortunately, he will have to decide how much he will eat then and how much he will choose to bring back with him for the covered wagon journey to civilization. Caulk the wagon, Mike Ford the river.

JP Crawford: Oregon Vortex Day Trip

First off, bless the Oregon Vortex and their website, which hasn’t been updated since the days of angel of fire. Second, it’s clearly the place to send JP, who has already visited all the old tourist haunts in the state and will be looking for something new and exciting. A well-researched believer in aliens like JP should have a great time at the Vortex, and on the way home the Long Beach native can visit Oregon’s beautiful beaches, maybe drive a dune buggy and blast some the Rebelution.

Eugenio Suárez: the vibrations of the boat

Life is better on a boat, and the veteran has the cheese to hire a charter to provide an all-water tour of the city, from Lake Union to Lake Washington to Puget Sound. Earth is for dummies! For a taste of home, the boat will be well-stacked with Arepa Venezuelan Kitchen arepas, plus good vibes.

Juliooooo: Mount Rainier Day

Julio went exploring the Grand Canyon while attached to the Mariners compound in Arizona, so venturing up Mount Tahoma shouldn’t be a big deal for him, as long as he’s bundled up and he’s sticks to the lower elevations. You can’t risk 9/10ths of what makes the 2022 Mariners watchable, after all. For snacks, sandwiches from Bongos should do the trick, although we deplore the closure of Manu’s Bodea and the general shortage of Dominican food in Seattle.

Jesse Winker, Robbie Ray, Marco Gonzales: Day of Wine Tours

These three guys are Wine Guys, so let’s take them to Woodinville for a day of wine tours and tastings, topped off with the full tasting menu from the nationally recognized PNW gem, The Herbfarm. Hopefully they all come back with matching dazzling shirts that say things like “Anything happens for a Riesling” and “You had me at Merlot.”

Logan Gilbert: San Juan Day Trip

Our very own Florida Man will enjoy taking a short trip to the San Juans, the northwest version of the Florida Keys. Gilbert recently got engaged on Mackinac Island, a historic little island in upper Michigan that looks like something from the turn of the last century, so he’ll likely enjoy the small-town vibe of the various islands, especially the artsy community. dynamic. on Orcs. He is also a fisherman, so he will have the opportunity to learn about some of our Northwest fish varieties.

Penn Murfee: Downtown Seattle Day

Murfee loves the water – he and teammate Ian McKinney went swimming in Chambers Bay when they arrived in Tacoma – so he’ll start the morning with stand-up paddleboarding on Lake Union. With a solid appetite built up, it’s Sisters and Brothers’ turn where the Nashville native can get Nashville Hot Chicken. Penn can then wash down the spice with beers and a view of Old Stove Brewing in the market, or for a smaller environment, stroll over to Cloudburst Brewing, perhaps reading a book he bought at one of the various bookstores on the market. Finally, guitarist Penn can end his day with Open Mic Night at the Towne Pub in Belltown, where he’s unlikely to be recognized as a pitcher for the Mariners, but could find himself with a group of admirers anyway.

Paul Sewald: Fashion Dad Day

Sewald, in addition to being a #1 teammate and #1 person, is also a #1 dad, so he’ll be giving up his day off to take his baby girl to the Seattle Aquarium, followed by a journey in the woods. Park zoo. We’ll let Dad stop and grab a burger at Red Mill, of course, because he needs to keep his strength up as he carries the burden of Mariners fan hopes day in and day out. Meanwhile, the rest of the bullpen can take a reset day at one of the various Seattle-area float therapy locations and hopefully use their time in the float tank to recharge. both their body and their mind, because eeesh. It was hard. Hoping everyone has a nice well-deserved day, players and fans.


Which of these days would be your favorite way to spend a PNW summer day?

  • 11%
    Visit of the vineyards and good dinner

    (9 votes)

  • 8%
    Visit West Seattle Island

    (7 votes)

  • 7%
    recreate the Goonies on the beaches of Oregon

    (6 votes)

  • 16%
    Take the Seattle Tour by Boat or Boat

    (13 votes)

  • 25%
    go out for a hike

    (20 votes)

  • 30%
    visit the San Juans

    (24 votes)

79 votes in total

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