Seattle Mariners: The Show Must Go On, It's Dustin Ackley Bat Night!

From Bleacher Report - Seattle Mariners
April 27, 2013 - 2:13am

Did you know that Saturday night at Safeco Field is Dustin Ackley Bat Night?All kids 14 and under will receive a full-sized Dustin Ackley Louisville Slugger, complements of Jack Link's Beef Jerky. Seriously, I can't make this stuff up.Don't believe me?Feel free to check the official 2013 promotions and special events schedule at, sometimes you need to laugh to keep from crying with this team.However, if you've already given up all hope, feel free to simply take the bat home to smash your "Smoakamotive" (eBay) from last year to pieces with it to vent your frustration. That's assuming you will make the journey to Safeco in the first place.   If I had to venture a guess, I'd imagine that more people in the region probably watched the NFL draft the past two days to see who the Seahawks selected in their quest for a Super Bowl than any of the Mariners' games.Making matters worse as we approach the month of May it appears we're already potentially on course for an expansion team performance this season, according to Larry Stone at the Seattle Times.I suppose it didn't help that beyond Monday night's offensive outburst in support of Felix Hernandez's 100th career victory and Hisashi Iwakuma's 11-strikeout performance the next night, the trip to Texas was a complete disaster as the Mariners dropped five of six games.  Things got so bad that manager Eric Wedge decided to bench one of his players ( and scold the team (...

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