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May 8, 2014

What You Need to Know

Mariners Making Moves

by Daniel Rathman


The Wednesday Takeaway
Tuesday’s theme was many happy returns. Wednesday’s, at least in the doubleheader between the Mariners and Athletics, was overcoming adversity.

It began more than a month ago, on April 4, when rain in Oakland washed away a game. April showers often bring May twin bills—but generally not in Northern California, and even in that rare case, usually not hours after the rain has passed. But the grounds crew at the O.co Coliseum didn’t tarp the field the evening before the game, and an overnight downpour rendered it unplayable.

So, with the dirt dry and hardly a cloud in the sky, the M’s and A’s set out to play two on Wednesday afternoon.

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