Mariners legend Mallex Smith is back in Seattle after his 77-minute stint last season
Last season, Mallex Smith was traded from the Braves to the Mariners. A whole 77 minutes later, he was dealt to the Rays. To honor his time in Seattle, the Rays put together a beautiful tribute video about Smith returning to his former home when the team visited Safeco Field later in the year:
Tonight... he returns. pic.twitter.com/54iQvKkYIs- Tampa Bay Rays (@RaysBaseball) June 1, 2018
"The best 77 minutes of his life," he said at the time. We're not crying, you're crying. Mallex Smith is crying.
On Thursday, Smith was traded BACK to the Mariners (we think for awhile, at least for longer than 77 minutes) and the Mariners put together another touching video for his second stint:
The Return 2: Seattle (2018) pic.twitter.com/bnLNIMDPqT- Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) November 9, 2018
I know. Too emotional for words. We're glad Mallex is back where he belongs.