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February 23, 2009 at 2:31 PM

Lots of coaching going on

Take a look at this video, where third base coach Bruce Hines schools the Mariners on the importance of getting an aggressive jump towards the plate. The Mariners are breaking for home as they see the batter swing away during BP. But the idea is also not to get caught leaning too far off the bag, just in case the hitter swings and misses, or raps one towards third or into a glove without a bounce.
It isn’t as easy as it looks on TV when you watch it up close and listen to the thinking behind it. Enjoy! As for the technical problems with the Geoff Baker Live! replay, I’m told our crack technical team is investigating, but it’s not our software and we really have no idea why some videos come out smooth and not others. The important thing is the live feed and we’ve got that down. We’re working on it. Of course, I get paid to cover the M’s, not handle technical support for our online ventures. But I care that you see things the right way and am doing what I can to make sure the right people look into it.
By the way, the Mariners have re-signed outfielder Michael Wilson to a minor league deal. He’ll be back at big league camp tomorrow. Wilson made it through waivers after being released to free up roster room for Ken Griffey Jr.

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