It’s Leonys Martin’s birthday and his Mariners teammates had a special surprise for him. They hired a mariachi band to follow him around all day long at spring training. They followed him into the team’s facilities.
So the mariachi band is following Leonys Martin wherever he goes. It was his birthday present from the team. pic.twitter.com/ibb0sZIayq— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) March 6, 2017
They stood by the field and played for him while the team ran sprints.
They followed Martin onto the field and stood by the fence to play for him while he was in the outfield.
Naturally they serenaded him off the field as well.
The proceedings were so fun that third baseman Kyle Seager wanted to ensure the fun didn’t stop.
Kyle Seager volunteered to pay for an extra hour of the band. So this will continue— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) March 6, 2017
Martin was a great sport about it all and wanted to make sure the band was taken care of while the sun was beating down.
Martin is now making sure the band is hydrated and asking for water to be brought to them while we works on pop ups in the sun— Ryan Divish (@RyanDivish) March 6, 2017
It sucks to have to work on your birthday, but a mariachi band makes everything a little easier. Why wait for the party when the party can be brought to you?