Just got a quiet reminder that these Seattle Mariners are a different group of fellows.
For one thing, for the second day in a row, they're out on the field 4 1/2 hours before the game. The Rays, by contrast, don't take the field until batting practice.
As Mariners relievers and strength coach Allen Wirtala were doing drills in left field - running pass routes and pulling in nerf-like footballs, the National Anthem singer for the night did a rehearsal.
As she sang near the mound, the Mariners to a man stopped and stood at near attention - then applauded when she finished.
After that? Back to running pass routes.