A moment worth stopping for at the Winter Meetings




Mariners baseball information assistant directors Fernando Alcala (left) and Jeff Evans show their Stand Up To Cancer placards after Monday’s press conference in Nashville.

Pretty cool moment here this afternoon at the Winter Meetings in Nashville as the public relations directors for all 30 MLB clubs gathered on the stage in the media room and did a promotion for Stand Up To Cancer.

The effort was in conjunction with an online auction through MLB.com to raise money for SU2C and was inspired by the numerous people in baseball and their families that are dealing with the disease.

I’ve got this story on Mariners.com with Mariners baseball information director Tim Hevly talking about the Mariners auction items and why this initiative is so important to a club that has had its share of players and employees deal with the disease.

Each team put up several pretty cool auction items. The Mariners offered a 30-minute private pitching lesson at Safeco Field with pitching coach Carl Willis; a Felix Hernandez perfect game package that includes an autographed “K” card and his perfect game DVD; and a chance for someone to spend a game day at Safeco Field as a Mariners media person.

You can see and bid on all the MLB auction items here.

The Winter Meetings are usually dominated by rumors and breaking news on baseball trades and signings, but this was a moment worth stopping for.

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