Seattle Mariners dropped a 4-2 decision to the Minnesota Twins this afternoon, but before the game, an eagle must have thought Mariner pitcher James Paxton was his handler. Paxton is a lefty, so it's a good thing the eagle's talons contacted his non-throwing shoulder.

Mariners pitcher James Paxton's nickname is Big Maple.


Strange how life imitates art, as here's the Mariners TV commercial featuring Paxton:


 

You gotta love these guys. But I'd love them more if they made the playoffs more than once every 17 years, and counting....