M’s extend agreement with Everett Aquasox through 2008
Not huge news, as the old contract ran through 2006, but still nice. From the Aquasox press release:
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The Mariners are extremely pleased to extend our affiliation in Everett,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Mariners Vice-President of Player Development and Scouting, Benny Looper. Ã¢â‚¬Å“The AquaSox management and fans make this an easy decision as our players and staff enjoy first class treatment while competing in the Northwest League.Ã¢â‚¬Â
I love seeing games at Everett, the people are great, almost everyone on staff is kind and friendly, and it’s a nice little stadium, but their clubhouse facilities are pretty bad. I know it’s short-season so it’s not unbearable over 162 games, but it’d really be nice to see them be able to improve those facilities. Especially when Everett’s sometimes used for Mariner rehab assignments, it seems like that’d be worth the modest organizational investment.