A late-developing morning in camp, where the weather is gorgous, the players are coming in later than usual and the Seattle Mariners will play a baseball game of sorts this afternoon - agains themselves.
The first intrasquad game of spring is going to get more than 25 players at-bats and work for more than a dozen players.
Some won't get much more than one at-bat, with the game following a full two-hour workout. Ken Griffey Jr., for instance, is already teasing the media about his plans.
"One at-bat, one good swing and I'm running right on in to the clubhouse," he said, laughing.
The starting pitchers: Ian Snell vs. Jason Vargas, though neither will go more than an inning, apparently.
And while there are two lineups, here's the most interesting one - the A Team, if you will:
- Ichiro Suzuki RF
- Chone Figgins 2B
- Milton Bradley LF
- Griffey Jr. DH
- Jose Lopez 3B
- Casey Kotchman 1B
- Eric Byrnes CF
- Jack Wilson SS
- Josh Bard C