Mariners rookie Julio Rodriguez slaps hands with Carlos Santana after scoring a run during the third inning against the Toronto Blue Jays, July 8, at T-Mobile Park in Seattle. Jennifer Buchanan / The Seattle Times

Michael Rynders knew the exact date.

The 15-year-old Mariners fan was ambling along the T-Mobile Park concourse with friends and family last week when I spotted him in a Julio Rodriguez jersey.

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