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Geoff Baker covers the Mariners for The Seattle Times. He provides daily coverage of the team throughout spring training, and during the season.

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February 19, 2009 4:41 PM

Griffey news conference on Saturday

Posted by Geoff Baker

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Just found out that the Ken Griffey Jr. news conference will be on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. Pacific time. We'll bring you all of the sights and sounds from that and then immediately cut into a broadcast of the Geoff Baker Live! show.

For some non-Griffey news for a moment, the Mariners play their first intra-squad game on Monday and the pitchers who will be featured are:

One one side: Carlos Silva, David Aardsma, Shawn Kelley, Justin Thomas, Sean White and Randy Messenger.

On the other side: Stephen Kahn, Mark Lowe, Denny Stark, Jason Vargas and Chris Seddon.

Also, don't miss our fun Josh Fields video from earlier today.

The Mariners are reporting that they sold more than 16,000 tickets today after lines opened at 8:30 a.m. That number is for total tickets sold through a variety of package options. Single-game tickets don't go on sale until March 14 at 10 a.m.

Also, some more news for you from FSN, which will feature a weekend full of Griffey content. It;s still being outlined, but on Friday, the network will air the Mariners-Reds game from 2007 when Griffey returned to Seattle for the firts time. That starts at 9 p.m.

At 11:30 p.m., FSN will show the "In my Own Words'' segement from that series in which Griffey tells Angie Mentink he'd "like to retire a Seattle Mariner.''

On Monday, that segment will be repeated at 7 p.m. And then, at 7:30 p.m., the team's final Kingdome game agaimst Texas, from 1999, will be rebroadcast. The game features Griffey hitting a home run and making a leaping catch at the wall.

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