Mariners Insider Blog

It's spring training - and fun begins

Not 15 minutes after Eric Wedge gave the Seattle Mariners pitchers and catchers the state of the union address, those players took the field - and pitching coach Carl Willis delivered the line of the day.

Explaining to his 35 pitchers which of the four fields they would be using, he rolled out name after name, then tried to simplify for one specific group.

"If you're left-handed, you're on Field Four," Willis deadpanned. "If you're not sure you're left-handed, talk to me."

Somehow, it all worked out. Now for an hour or so of fielding drills and a bullpen session for half the pitchers in camp.