Three minutes after they'd finished stretching, the Mariners began an offensive drill - with third base coach Bruce Hines calling out the hitting situation and then flashing signs.
Ken Griffey Jr., in his second day of camp, hadn't seen the signs yet. Mike Sweeney filled him in.
Stepping into the batters box against a pitching machine, Griffey took that stance Mariners fans have seen for two decades.
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Hines called out the situation - runners on first and second base - and sent in the sign for a hit-and-run.
The machine coughed up the pitch, and Junior lined it down the right field line hard enough to reach the fence on a roll.
"First swing?" asked Russell Bryan.
"That's all you need," Griffey said.
Both men laughed. Everyone on the field smiled.