The Nutcracker

These are the stories that former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher Keith Comstock shares.

They are pranks, oddities and, “Did that really happen?” moments.

They include remembrances of loss; analysis of pain, both real and simulated; and eyewitness accounts that twist the ears of baseball fans.

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Swipe West

For the first time in his professional career, Tanner Kirwer is changing organizations.

The Sherwood Park native had been with the Toronto Blue Jays organization since they drafted him in 2017.

During the MLB Rule 5 Draft, the Seattle Mariners decided to add the speedy outfielder to their depth charts.

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Tooning Up For the Big Leagues

From Saskatchewan to Seattle, Marco Gonzales always managed to take his game to the next level.

The 28-year-old is one of the more notable alumni of the Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL), and after signing a four-year, $30-million contract extension with the Mariners in 2020, the reliable left-handed pitcher should be memorable to those who follow the summer collegiate circuit.

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Q&A with Harold Reynolds

He’s now a familiar voice on baseball broadcasts and a frequently seen face on MLB Network programming, but long before Harold Reynolds made a name for himself on TV he was another ball player trying to crack a major-league roster.

A second overall selection of the Seattle Mariners on June 3rd of the 1980 Major League Baseball (MLB) draft, Reynolds made his big-league debut in 1983. The second baseman bounced between the Triple-A and MLB levels for the next four seasons before becoming a fixture in Seattle.

One of his big stops along the way was with the Calgary Cannons of the Pacific Coast League, where he played 52 games in their inaugural 1985 season and another 29 games in 1986. The two-time American League (AL) All Star and three-time Gold Glove award winner made time for us to chat about his time in Cowtown, how he ended up in the broadcast booth and the time he was almost traded to the San Francisco Giants …

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