Mariners and Athletics head for high ground after Coliseum drains back up


Proponents of the Athletics relocating or getting a new stadium will certainly want to bookmark these tweets:

The Athletics wrapped up a six-game homestand with a 10-2 victory over the Mariners this afternoon and will now leave the exquisite confines of the Coliseum for a seven-game road trip to Texas and Seattle.

Video: Jorge Soler launches first home run of spring training

Jorge Soler
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The Royals and Rangers played the first game of spring training today. A few other teams (the Red Sox, Tigers and Twins) played or are currently playing college squads, but Kansas City-Texas is our first matchup of big league teams. Baseball’s back, baby! And you know what baseball means?

Kansas City’s Jorge Soler, who hit 48 homers last year to lead the American League, offered us the year’s first glimpse at recreational baseball murder when he took Kolby Allard out over the left field yard.

Mmm. That’s the good stuff. Here’s to eight and a half months more of that. Bring me the dingers.

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