The Seattle Mariners have been among baseball's busiest and buzziest teams this winter thanks in large part to their signing of Robinson Cano. However, through it all, they've had to take a backseat in the local headlines thanks to the other team in town, the Seattle Seahawks.
And that's especially true now as the Hawks prepare to take on the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII.
The Mariners don't seem to mind though. They know their coverage is coming in a couple weeks when spring training workouts begin in Arizona. For now, they're happy to join the residents of Seattle, the state of Washington and the surrounding areas in going "ALL IN" for the Seahawks.
In fact, they've even gone so far as creating a newspaper ad showing their solidarity with the Seahawks. It was published in the Seattle Times on Friday morning.
— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) January 31, 2014
The No. 12, of course, representing the Seahawks great fanbase known as the "12th man." But the Mariners support didn't start there. Over the past two weeks they've backed the Hawks in a variety of ways.
Mariners' front-office employees all wore Seahawks gear on Friday and posed in the ballpark with a huge 12th Man flag for a photo that will be sent to the Seahawks, along with a giant postcard signed by fans at last weekend's FanFest.
General manager Jack Zduriencik ended a recent pre-Spring Training news conference at Safeco Field by putting on a Seahawks hat and tossing out a "Go Hawks," and new manager Lloyd McClendon visited a Seahawks practice last week at the team's facility across Lake Washington, in Renton.
On Thursday, the Mariners continued by releasing a video with Cano and others chanting "Sea-Hawks."
The city of Seattle is united in the name of sports this weekend. If all goes as planned for the Mariners during the upcoming baseball season, it could stay that way for the foreseeable future.
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