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February 21, 2009 at 8:23 AM

New blog feature: “Ask a Player”

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As we wait for the arrival of Ken Griffey Jr. this morning, I’d like to announce a new blog feature that will debut towards the end of this coming week.
We’re calling it “Ask a Player” and it’s rather straightforward. I’ll give you a phone number to call and you identify yourself and ask a question of a particular player, coach, manager or GM from the Mariners. I’ll take the best ones and put the question to the person targetted and they will answer you. Then, you can listen to the whole thing in audio format.
So, here’s the number to call: 206-464-8286. Wait for the beep, then leave your question in this format…”Hi, this is Kent from Walla Walla, I have a question for Ryan Rowland-Smith. When you say ‘G’Day mate!’ is it ‘G-Day MATE!’ Or ‘G’DAY Mate!’? Thanks!”
Anyhow, you can get a little more serious than that. Hopefully you will. But no two-minute speeches. No four-pronged questions that require separate answers. Focus your questions. Be concise. Don’t ask Jack Zduriencik if he’d consider trading Player X for Players Y and Z. Don’t ask insulting questions. Follow those guidelines and you just might get to have your question put to a player and hear it answered.
And remember to identify yourself by name, or we won’t use the question. Yes, the questions will also be published in an audio format on this blog. So, no mumbling.
Pretty clear?
Like I said, I expect this segment to run towards the end of next week.
Don’t forget today’s special edition of the Geoff Baker Live! show coming up at 3 p.m. after the Griffey press conference. Many thanks to the thousands who’ve tuned in daily to the live broadcasts. Not quite sure what’s going on with the replays. We’re trying to get to the bottom of it, but it isn’t our software. You’ll just have to bear with us. Or, listen to the show live. Which is kind of the whole idea and why we’re moving it to mornings next week to make it easier for you.
Stay tuned for full coverage of Fan Fest and Griffey.

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