5/17: WSU offers Ken Griffey Jr.’s son scholarship
May 17, 2011, 10:19 AM | Updated: 10:41 pm
–Dave Cameron of USS Mariner says that according to a source, the Mariners could call up top prospect Dustin Ackley from Triple-A Tacoma as soon as Wednesday.
Cameron: “Now, I want to make sure this is all spelled out; It wasnâ€™t Jack (Zduriencik) who told me this, so the information could be wrong. He also didnâ€™t say that they were definitely calling him up â€“ the way it was described to me is that they were going to talk about whether he should come up tomorrow.
“The Rainiers have an off-day to travel back from New Orleans, and so from a logistical standpoint, there are reasons to do it tomorrow. The team probably would prefer he debut at home to a warm reception, and may rather call him up while heâ€™s scorching hot rather than waiting a few weeks and having a potentially cooled off Ackley make his debut with a little less confidence.”
–710 ESPN Seattle’s Jim Moore is asking Mariners fans to predict when DH Jack Cust will hit his first home run of the season.
Moore: “The grand-prize winner will receive two tickets to a Mariners’ game as well as pre-game dinner and beers with the Go 2 Guy at the Pyramid Alehouse. I know, as a grand prize, it’s not much. But as a designated hitter, Cust isn’t either.”
–King 5’s Gary Chittim reports in the video below that the Seahawks are adding a solar energy field to the roof of the Qwest Field Convention Center. A press conference is scheduled for Tuesday. More on King 5’s website .
–Geoff Baker of The Seattle Times writes that center fielder Franklin Gutierrez could rejoin the Mariners as soon as Wednesday. Gutierrez, who’s been on the disabled list since the beginning of the season while dealing with what was eventually diagnosed as irritable bowel syndrome, was 2 for 5 last night for the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers.
—Scout.com reports that Washington State has offered a football scholarship to Trey Griffey, the son of Ken Griffey Jr. Trey is a junior wide receiver from Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, Fla.
–Danny O’Neil of The Seattle Times says he’s having a hard time watching the Oklahoma City reach the Western Conference Finals.
O’Neil: “The team moved on. I haven’t. Neither has the city of Seattle, really. So I couldn’t watch the end of Sunday’s Game 7 in Oklahoma City. I turned it off once it became clear the Memphis Grizzlies didn’t have a second-half comeback in them.”