Someone made a wedding registry for Joe Buck and Kyle Schwarber

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You can’t win as a broadcaster. If you heap praise on a player from one team, fans of the opposing team claim you’re biased in his and the player’s team’s favor. If you don’t heap enough praise, fans of the player’s team think you hate him and their team.

Joe Buck knows this well, so he’s likely not surprised to learn that his many, many laudatory words of Kyle Schwarber over the course of the Series’ first five games — mostly deserved, by the way, as Schwarber is doing something that has not been done before — has caused some folks to poke fun at him.

How? In the form of a Bed Bath and Beyond wedding registry!

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Someone already bought Buck and Schwarber a $10 sugar bowl. You can still get them flatware or some Riedel wine glasses. Both the Cabernet/Merlot tumblers AND the Viognier/Chardonnay tumblers.

Schwarber strikes me as more of a beer guy than a wine guy, but hey, sometimes you have company over.

Reports: Dylan Moore, Mariners agree to nearly $8.9M deal

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SEATTLE — Dylan Moore and the Seattle Mariners agreed to a three-year contract worth $8,875,000, avoiding a salary arbitration hearing, two people familiar with the deal told The Associated Press.

The people spoke on condition of anonymity night because the agreement had not been announced.

Moore had asked for a raise from $1.35 million to $2.25 million, and the Mariners had offered $1.9 million when proposed arbitration figures were exchanged on Jan. 13.

The 30-year-old utilityman would have been eligible for free agency after the 2024 World Series, but the new agreement pushes that back a year.

Moore played every position except pitcher and catcher last year, including 39 games in right field, seven in center, 18 in left, two at third base, 26 at shortstop, 12 at second, eight at first and three at designated hitter.

He is expected to play more second base this season, sharing time with Kolten Wong, and also is likely to spell J.P. Crawford at shortstop.

Moore was selected by Texas in the seventh round of the 2015 amateur draft, traded to Atlanta a year later and then released by the Braves in March 2018. He signed with Milwaukee, was released at the end of the season and then signed with Seattle that November.

Moore made his big league debut in March 2019 when Seattle played Oakland in Tokyo.

He hit .224 with six homers and 24 RBIs last year, down from 12 homers, 43 RBIs and a .181 batting average in 2021. Moore is a .208 career hitter with 35 homers and 112 RBIs.

Seattle defeated Diego Castillo in the first salary arbitration decision this year, and the relief pitcher will get a raise to $2.95 million rather than his request of $3,225,000.

Outfielder Teoscar Hernandez, acquired by the Mariners from Toronto, also remains on track for a hearing. He asked for a raise from $10.65 million to $16 million, and Seattle offered $14 million.