Comment of the Day: Remembering Shannon Stone

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We got a comment a few minutes ago from a friend of Shannon Stone, the man who died at the Rangers game last night:

I am an old friend and classmate of Shannon.  I have known the man for 35 years, ever since we were in Kindergarten and elementary school together, running in the same group of friends.  My fellow Cleburne High Class of 1990 classmates and I are all devastated by the loss of our brother.

Shannon was a funny and well liked member of our class.  He had a fun-loving way about him.  The way he walked and talked, his outlook, everything about him made it impossible to not like him.

The tragedy touches so many people, be it those who knew and know him and those who did not.  The players at the game, the fans at the game, especially in that section, surely are feeling the same grief we are today.

Our prayers go out to the Stone family.  We love and will miss him terribly but we know he is home and we look forward to seeing him again.

Report: Momentum in talks between Mariners, Jon Jay

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MLB.com’s Mark Feinsand reports that there is some momentum in talks between the Mariners and free agent outfielder Jon Jay.

Jay, 32, hit .296/.374/.375 in 433 plate appearances with the Cubs last season, which is adequate. He’s heralded more for his defense and his ability to play all three outfield spots.

The Mariners are losing center fielder Jarrod Dyson to free agency and likely don’t want to rely on Guillermo Heredia next season, hence the interest in Jay. The free agent class for center fielders is otherwise relatively weak.