Change of scenery to allow player to continue sucking in front of a different backdrop

The Seattle Mariners acquired pitcher Ian Snell from the Pirates this week in their deal for Jack Wilson, offeringthe troubled Snell — 33-46 in his career with a 4.75 ERA — a much-needed change of scenery. "This is exactly what I needed," said Snell. "It will be neat to give up six runs in four innings set against majestic Mount Rainier. Getting my pitches hit into the Allegheny River had lost its charm." The Mariners are hoping the change in scenery will inspire Snell to change many of his pitches.


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