Right Field

A-Ha! Is a Hit for the Mariners

Michael Morse, the towering outfielder who delighted crowds in D.C. with his eclectic walk-up music, had a blast during a just-completed four-game series in pitcher-friendly O.Co Stadium. In 16 plate appearances over the four games in Oakland, the 31-year-old clubbed no fewer than four home runs and posted an OPS of 1.537. One of those jacks was a three-run poke to right field off A’s starter Jarrod Parker.

If you’re trying to recall how Morse ended up back in the Pacific Northwest, here’s a primer.

Jason Epstein is the president of Southfive Strategies, LLC. He was a public-relations consultant for the Turkish embassy in Washington from 2002 to 2007.

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