The Mariners 2015 Winter Caravan is completing its tour of Eastern Washington today and will wrap up next week heading North to Canada and also a stop at Alderwood Mall in Lynnwood (see below). Here are
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
The Fairmont Empress (Ivy Ballroom)
Scheduled to appear: James Paxton, Charlie Furbush, Steve Sinclair & Dave Sims
Friday, January 23, 2015
Alderwood Mall-Mariners Team Store
Scheduled to appear: James Paxton, Mike Zunino, Dan Wilson & Dave Sims
Here are some photos from this year’s caravan:
Catching you up on some great photos of the Mariners Winter Caravan through Eastern Washington. Nick Franklin, Charlie Furbush and Brandon Maurer, along with broadcasters Mike Blowers and Aaron Goldsmith, and of course the Mariner Moose, have been having a great time visiting with our fans on the East side of the state.
Here are some photos taken by team photographer Ben Van Houten from Whitman College in Walla Walla, the Boys and Girls club of Kootenai county in Post Falls, Idaho and also Bryan Elementary school in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
The Mariners Winter Caravan continues to roll through Eastern Washington, and today broadcasters Aaron Goldsmith, Mike Blowers, infielder Nick Franklin and the Mariner Moose made a stop at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children’s Hospital in Spokane. Here are some photos captured by Mariners Team Photographer Ben Van Houten.
Mariners broadcaster Aaron Goldsmith is currently on the road in Eastern Washington with the Mariners Winter Caravan. Here is an update from the second day of the caravan’s tour through Eastern Washington…
The theme of Day 2 of the Mariners Eastern Washington Caravan was autographs.
After paying a 45 minute visit to our radio affiliate in Wenatchee (KKRT 900), it was off to two U.S. Bank locations to sign autographs and meet some fans. The quote of the day came from a gentleman at the Moses Lake autograph session who told Nick Franklin, “You look better in person than in photographs…but I’m not saying you’re attractive.”
I had to stop signing for a good couple of minutes before I stopped laughing. I think Nick took the comment pretty well.
The best moment of yesterday’s trip actually came after the day was over. We stopped at a grocery story following our final event in Moses Lake so we could get some snacks for our two hour bus ride to Couer d’Alene. Forgetting that he was still wearing his Mariners jersey from the recent autograph session, Nick casually walked into the Safeway store wearing his “Franklin #6” Mariners white uniform top.
Within a minute, we were stopped by a fan in the produce section wanting to talk baseball. Needless to say, the jersey was then quickly removed.
Day three starts in Couer d’Alene with visits to Spokane and Post Falls. Should be fun!
Mariners broadcaster Aaron Goldsmith is currently on the road in Eastern Washington with the Mariners Winter Caravan. Here is an update from his first day where they toured around the Palm Springs of Washington (aka Yakima)…
Day 1 of the Mariners caravan to Eastern Washington was really fun. First it was off to Summitview Elementary in Yakima where Nick Franklin, Dave Valle and myself talked to the entire school about setting goals, staying drug free, and studying hard in school. Of course, no matter what we said, the Moose was the most popular guy in the room.
Then it was off to KTCR 980 where the three of us recorded some liners for our local radio affiliate. Val was a pro, and Franklin was pretty impressive, too.
Our first day wrapped up at the Sun Dome where a few hundred Mariners fans joined us to talk a little baseball. After about 20 minutes of Q&A, it was time to break out the Sharpies. It was close, but I feel like Franklin was slightly more popular than me in the autograph line. He let me know about it on our ride back to the hotel.
Day 2 is in Wenatchee. Should be a fun time!
The first day of the Mariners Winter Caravan continued this afternoon with a stop at the Cheney Family Branch of the Boys & Girls Club of South Puget Sound in Gig Harbor. Relief pitcher Danny Farquhar and broadcaster Dave Sims talked to the group of over 150 kids about motivation, education and respect, and the Mariner Moose had fun with the crowd acting his normal silly self.
Day 2 of the caravan continues tomorrow in the South Sound, with a public autograph appearance at Saint Martin’s University in Lacey (Worthington Center) from 4:15-5:45 pm. All public events on the Mariners Caravan can be viewed via Mariners.com.