A vast majority of the fans won’t be cheering for the Mariners as Toronto Blue Jays fans from across Canada make their annual pilgrimage to Seattle. Some fans are accusing the M’s of price gouging to take advantage of our neighbors to the north.Much like the swallows returning to Capistrano, tens of thousands of Canadian baseball fans will pack Safeco Field for the three-game set getting underway Friday night.
[Ed.: What a tremendous clutch hit to extend the winning streak, beat the Twinkies and bring the Mariners to .500 on the year. Also, the signing of Jean Segura to a 5 year contract extension is reason to celebrate a potential turning point in the Mariners’ 2017 fortunes.]
Colin Kaepernick is among the free agent quarterbacks the Seahawks may add this offseason, but if there is a deal to be done with the former San Francisco 49er, it won’t happen in the immediate future, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. The Seahawks are seemingly the only team to express any legitimate interest in signing Kaepernick, whose National Anthem protest last season drew national attention and transformed him into a polarizing figure.
[Ed.: Whew, my Seattle Seahawk jerseys are safe from the flames. They will not be torched, at least “Not Right Now”.]
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Retired former Seahawks receiver Ricardo Lockette had a special moment while speaking at the Washington Fire Chiefs Conference this week.
Lockette’s career ended after a serious neck injury he sustained in a Nov. 1, 2015 game that could have left him paralyzed — and as he later learned, could have killed him.
[Ed.: What a great story! Thank you first responders for what you do!]
Colin Kaepernick has at least one huge supporter in Seattle. If Seattle city council member Kshama Sawant ran the Seahawks’ front office, it sounds like the first — and only — player she would sign is Colin Kaepernick. Sawant, a socialist who has been a city council member since 2014, believes that Kaepernick would be welcomed in Seattle. In a strong showing of support for the quarterback, Sawant wrote a letter to the team on Friday urging the Seahawks to add their former division rival.
[Ed.: Oh, HELLS NO! These are two cranky leftist peas in a pod and the Seattle Seahawks emphatically do not need the anti-American mojo that Kaepernick is peddling.]