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Hopkins 1st full-time female baseball scout in over 50 years

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 16:25:09 UT

SEATTLE (AP) — Nearly two years ago, Amanda Hopkins' phone rang. It was a call she dreamt of receiving, one that broke barriers and made her a part of baseball history. Almost immediately, her competitiveness took over. "She put a sign up on her bedroom door saying, 'Stay out, we're opponents,'" recalled her father, Ron Hopkins, a special assistant to the general manager for the Pittsburgh Pirates. "In other words, my bedroom is off limits to you, there is info in here. I got a kick out of it." The 24-year-old Hopkins is now about to complete her second year as an area scout for the Seattle Mariners.



Edgar Martinez: The Hall of Famer in our hearts

Fri, 11 Aug 2017 21:50:02 UT

There comes a point when you realize you can't idolize an athlete.   They have annoying opinions. They get into weird beefs with each other or the media. They're arrogant or hot heads or they beat up intimate partners. Or they join the Yankees or something. Edgar was different.




Mariners celebrate fan favorite during 'Edgar Martinez Weekend'

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 23:00:00 UT

Former M's designated hitter Edgar Martinez, who currently serves as the team's hitting coach, will become just the second former player to have his jersey retired by the club during a pregame ceremony on Saturday, the centerpiece of "Edgar Martinez Weekend" at Safeco Field.