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February 26, 2011 at 11:37 AM

Mariners put on show at annual FanFest

Not much in the way of hard core workouts taking place today. The Mariners staged their annual FanFest at Peoria Stadium, signing autographs for the waiting throng. As usual, Ichiro drew the biggest crush — literally — of fans leaning over a barrier and any small children who happened to get in the way.
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Chone Figgins was the very last Mariners player to stop signing, scribbling off about a dozen more autographs for younger fans just as his teammates began the first steps of their stretching regimen. Figgins quickly sprinted over and joined them without missing a beat.


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After that, it was infield practice. The Mariners showed off some glovework in turning double-plays, much to the delight of the crowd.
Team president Chuck Armstrong arrived here today. He received a warm greeting from several of the players.
Finally, there was some batting practice taken — always a popular draw at these things.
We’re waiting for manager Eric Wedge to get back from the field so we can tell you who will be in the lineup for tomorrow’s Charity Game against the Padres.

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