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April 23, 2012 at 3:16 PM

Fan video from Philip Humber’s perfecto, plus Mariner minor-league report

Here’s a fun video of the last out of Philip Humber’s no-hitter Saturday at Safeco Field, shot by Lou Brancaccio, a transplanted lifelong White Sox fan (as you’ll soon figure out) who is now editor of The Columbian newspaper in Vancouver. It’s a little shaky and noisy, but I think it gives a good feel for what it was like to be in the stands as baseball history was being made — and in the immediate aftermath.

As Lou wrote in an email, “I took it with the idea that I’d concentrate on the fans, not the field. I took a bit of a chance waiting for the count to get to 3-2 but, hey, life’s a chance.”

One last thing: I think we’ve got something special going on here. Watch the video, and you’ll understand.

Oh, here’s the Mariners’ minor-league report. As you can see, Tacoma’s not hitting, either (team batting average .235). You’ve got Mike Carp at .118, Vinnie Catricala .182, Carlos Triunfel .217 and Trayvon Robinson .224. In other words, not much help available for the big club at the moment.

Taijuan Walker pitched pretty well, though.

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