Thursday, June 28, 2007

Sweeping Boston

You know, I've certainly had my ups and downs with this team so far in the 2007 campaign. There have been times when I have been positively giddy - and other times where I've been this close to giving up on them. But just as the infamous "road trip from hell" last year was a turning point, I think that this series sweep may be a turning point this season. Time will tell, but I must say that I am cautiously optimistic right now.

Dave has posted another awesome article at USS Mariner today - definitely worth a read.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Beating Boston

I'll say two things about last night's defeat of the Red Sox:
  • Funk Blast
  • Putz - wooooooo!!!


Thursday, June 21, 2007

Going With The Flow

Sometimes you just have to sit back and smile when your team does something good. If anybody would have suggested, prior to last night's game, that Jeff Weaver would throw a CG shutout, I would have suggested that they put down the crack pipe and start behaving like a responsible citizen. Sheesh. And as Dave points out over at USS Mariner this morning, that's why we love baseball!!

Monday, June 18, 2007

Which Team?

So which Mariner team will we see at Safeco Field this week? The one that kicked the crap out of the Padres, or the one that got swept by the pathetic Houston Astros? I'm not sure - but I'm betting on the latter. And please check out USS Mariner today - where Dave tells you why you shouldn't believe the "they're tired" BS that's making the rounds.

Just asking - what kind of reception will Junior get at Safeco when the Reds roll into town?

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Rauuuuuuul!

Looks like Ibanez has found his power. Way to go Raul!

Monday, June 11, 2007

6 Games Over .500

Say what you will - the Seattle Mariners continue to win. After an improbably sweep of the NL West leaders (with 2 come from behind wins thrown in for good measure), the Mariners head for Cleveland today to see if they can continue their winning ways.

The weekend series in San Diego provided another reminder concerning the special nature of one player - Ichiro! As Larry Stone wrote in The Times yesterday, the team faces some very difficult decisions with regard to Ichiro!. Whatever happens, he's an awesome player who will continue to perform at a high level for many years to come (I'm pretty sure).

The offense continues their onslaught. The pitching staff has been a little less fun to watch - with the exception of J.J. Putz. He is without question the most deadly closer in the game today. If you have to face him in the 9th, forget it. Game over.

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Winning

One thing that must be said about the Seattle Mariners at this point in the season is that they are winning ballgames. After two come from behind wins at the expense of the hapless Orioles, one wonders if perhaps there has been a little too much pessimism in the blogosphere as of late. This may be a good time to just sit back and enjoy some baseball - let the standings take care of themselves for now. After all, the team is winning!

Monday, June 04, 2007

Monday Update

I feel sorry for this blog - it's really been neglected lately (although not as badly as my photo blog - but that's another story entirely). I don't have enough for a themed post - so here are some bullets:

  • The offense keeps scoring runs like there's no tomorrow! I am liking this immensely!
  • Geoff Baker had an interesting item in his blog concerning the rumored potential sale of the club (as reported by The Boston Globe). Hadn't heard a word about this before reading Geoff's comments - although nothing would surprise me anymore.
  • Felix goes tonight!