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By Trenton Jocz, KJR Intern
Fresh off taking two out of three games in Toronto, and winning their third consecutive series in the process, things may be finally turning around for the Mariners on the field. However, despite their turnaround, all is not well with the team, as third base coach Jeff Datz has taken a leave from the team to undergo cancer treatment.
With a replacement necessary, Eric Wedge tapped Tacoma Rainiers manager Daren Brown, who joined Elise and Jerry today to talk about the situation.
“I would hope that I’m not here very long because that would mean that he’s better and he’s back with us here,” Brown said.
As a result of the situation, Brown himself is returning not only to the big leagues, but back to the Mariners as well. He served as interim manager in 2010 upon the firing of Don Wakamatsu.
Regarding the differences between the majors and the minors, Brown talked about how much more arduous the travelling is the minors. He said, “It’s a lot of early mornings and a lot of getting to the park a little bit late which is totally different leaving after a game on a charter. It makes a big diff but, you know, its something you take into account when you’re on the Triple-A level.”
When it comes to the games themselves, Brown also seemed at peace with adjustments he’ll have to make in going from manager to third base coach. “It’s something I’ve done in spring training […] so I am familiar, more than anything, with the signs. That doesn’t always mean you’re real comfortable, but you’re familiar with them,” he said.
To hear what Brown had to say about current Mariners as they came up through the system and more, listen to the whole interview at the start of Elise and Jerry’s second hour on their OnDemand page.