From the old email inbox this morning!
Everett, WA – With a new season of AquaSox baseball just around the corner the Mariners have officially announced the 2015 Everett coaching staff. Manager Rob Mummau, Pitching Coach Jason Blanton, and Hitting Coach Mike Davis will lead the Sox this summer.
Rob Mummau begins his 14th season with the Mariners organizations in 2015, returning as Everett’s manager after spending the 2014 season managing the Pulaski Mariners of the Appalachian League in Pulaski, VA. Mummau led the Sox to a first half Northwest League division championship in 2012 and an overall division championship in 2013. A 1993 graduate of James Madison University, Rob Mummau was selected in the 29th round of the 1993 draft by the Toronto Blue Jays. He played in the Blue Jays organization for seven years including the last four seasons at AAA Syracuse.
Mike Davis will be returning to Everett this season to continue his work as the AquaSox hitting coach after debuting in Everett in 2014. Before his coaching career, Davis made a name for himself spanning over a decade in the major leagues, as a player for the Oakland Athletics (1980-1987) and the Los Angeles Dodgers (1988-1989). He is most remembered as the Dodger who earned the base on balls in the bottom of the ninth of Game 1 of the World Series, stole second base, and ultimately scored on Kirk Gibson’s walk-off home run that won the game for Los Angeles.
Jason Blanton will be making his debut as the AquaSox pitching coach in 2015. Blanton spent the 2014 season alongside Rob Mummau in Virginia as the pitching coach for the Pulaski Mariners. Born in San Antonio, Jason Blanton was originally selected by Boston in the 28th round of the June draft but did not sign. In 2001, he was selected by the Chicago Cubs in the 12th round of the June draft out of North Carolina State and pitched for the Cubs minor league system for three seasons.
The AquaSox Home Opener is June 18 at 7:05pm versus the Eugene Emeralds. Season tickets, group outings and both 12 and 16 game packages are available now, and single game tickets will be available in mid-May. Call (425) 258-3673 or visit aquasox.com for more information.
I am hoping to make it up to more games this year, but with the increased number of Mariners games in my soon-to-be-purchased season ticket package, I don’t know that I will have time. I would love to be able to report on the home opener, but things get terribly cramped in that booth with all the folks who are actually paid to be there, and one spot they give to a blogger is a spot that could be another spot or some elbow room for someone who truly needs to be there doing paid work, so if I wind up going, it’ll likely be as a spectator. Also conspiring against me is the fact that it’s on a Thursday, and over 25 miles away. We’ll see. Looking forward to seeing the roster for the Sox finalized this year.