Check out Jerry's latest column in the Sunday Seattle Times:
Brandon Bantz, a candidate for most improbable Mariner ever, had it all figured out until the standing ovation.
The 26-year-old catcher anticipated he might make his major-league debut Saturday, so he spent several days building a rapport and a game plan with scheduled starting pitcher Joe Saunders. When Bantz arrived at Safeco Field last Wednesday, he let his nerves run the bases so they wouldn’t be a factor when he got a chance. For someone who could barely dream of being a big-leaguer even a week ago, Bantz was prepared.
And then the craziest thing happened at the apex of his crazy week.
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