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Video: Nick Franklin’s oversized helmet, walk-up music

By staff

Have you wondered why Nick Franklin wears an oversized helmet or why the Mariners second baseman has Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin'” as his walk-up music?

Shannon Drayer has those answers as well as injury updates on Franklin Gutierrez and Michael Morse in the video above.

First pitch for tonight’s game against the Astros is 7:10. The game can be heard on 710 ESPN Seattle, and you can also follow along with our live gametracker.

Here is the Mariners’ lineup:

Jason Bay, RF
Kyle Seager, 3B
Kendrys Morales, 1B
Michael Morse, DH
Raul Ibanez, LF
Kelly Shoppach, C
Endy Chavez, CF
Brendan Ryan, SS
Carlos Triunfel, 2B

Hisashi Iwakuma, SP

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