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.
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!