Wednesday, October 01, 2008
I’ve been a baseball fan for many years (I’m well north of 50) and this is the first Summer that I can remember where I was totally and completely disinterested in the game. Mariner games used to be front and center on TV at my house. We always went to at least 2 games in Seattle every season. Not this year. I didn’t see a game on TV since early June. We did not make a trip to Safeco this year. And I didn’t miss it. At all. And that is sad. I feel like I have lost a dear friend. And in many ways I have.
What will happen next year? I really don’t know. I suppose that some killer moves over the Winter might entice me back. But I don’t think it is a certainty. The future of the blog is an uncertainty as well. I feel bad that I have not written more this year. We’ll see what happens in the Spring – when hope springs eternal!
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Okay, I know I said I wasn't going to post anything until the Mariners started playing good ball. Well they haven't, but I really wanted to put up a link here to the awesome post that Dave made over at USS Mariner today. He is responding to Geoff Baker's latest installment in his series concerning rebuilding. Check it out - I am in complete agreement with Dave here.
Tuesday, July 01, 2008
I know I said I wasn't going to post until the M's started playing good ball, but this article from Detect-O-Vision caught my eye earlier and I wanted to post a link to it. Some very interesting analysis here - definitely worth a look.
Monday, June 16, 2008
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
- 2 W's in a row
- Both were come from behind victories
- First W all season when scoring less than 4 runs (thanks Geoff Baker for that stat)
- Felix and Bedard both tossed good games
Friday, May 16, 2008
Not enough time for a big post here, but Dr. Detecto posits that Johjima may be the root cause of the M's poor defense. It's an interesting read - going to have to try and verify some of the numbers. But the good doctor does raise an interesting point - how would you know if you were wrong?
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
I'm sad today. My team lost a heartbreaking game last night, and I don't really care. My team is falling so far behind the division leaders that they don't have a very realistic chance of getting back into the race, and I don't really care. It's a shame that it's come to this. I used to love baseball. After the last 5 years, I'm not so sure anymore. And that's sad.
By the way, Geoff Baker has a nice entry on his blog today - definitely worth a read. If you weren't sad before reading this post, you will be after you are finished.
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Sunday, May 04, 2008
Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
Edit: A nice article over at ESPN on Cammy as his suspension winds down. Worth a look.
Friday, April 25, 2008
Monday, April 21, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
Monday, April 14, 2008
Edit: This interesting factoid from The Times:
"When Ichiro grounded into a double play Saturday, it was just the 35th time he had done so in his career in 18,805 plate appearances. But the interesting statistic was this: It marked the first time he had ever recorded a 3-6-1 (first to shortstop to pitcher) DP."
Friday, April 11, 2008
And although the situation is not particularly encouraging at the moment, I also think that it may be a bit premature for much wailing and gnashing of teeth. For all the bad results, the M's have only been a good break or two away from winning most of the games that they have played. Having said that, I think the homestand beginning today is critical. Go M's!!
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
1. RRS is amazing.
2. Adrian Beltre plays the game with style. Full points to AB for selling that play at 3rd. Replay indicated that the play was a bit closer than the umpire thought, but AB definitely got the team out of a jam with his heads-up play. Well done!
Monday, April 07, 2008
Friday, April 04, 2008
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
Edit: And it might have just gotten a lot tougher. Putz goes on the 15 day DL - read it here.
Monday, March 31, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
There's a great article over at The Times this morning by Brad Lefton concerning a TV program from Japan that recently focused on none other than Ichiro! This is an excellent article that provides a bit of insight into the mind of Ichiro! and describes in limited detail his approach to the game. Good stuff.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Friday, February 08, 2008
Thursday, February 07, 2008
Geoff Baker posted a nice article over at The Times today concerning, among other things, Jose Vidro. I agree completely that the debate concerning Vidro's worth as a DH has dropped off to almost nothing since the end of last season. It is time to rekindle that discussion, since offense will be a major area of concern this season.
Geoff delivered this gem in the above referenced article (speaking of Vidro):
"If he posts an .860 OPS over an entire season, the Vidro debate vanishes like the team's executives during a losing streak."
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
"• More than 150 Mariners games will be broadcast by FSN in high-definition this season, the most the network has ever done. FSN had previously averaged about 107 games, with local stations picking up another 30 or so. All of the team's televised games will be shown in HD either on FSN or as part of MLB's national package on Fox."
I really love HD programming!!
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
The Bedard/Jones+ trade has to be one of the weirdest deals I have ever seen. Geoff Baker posted this article over at The Times which provides a nice breakdown of what has gone on so far. Geoff also points out that the internet (and by extension bloggers) caught both teams off guard by the rapidity of the reporting and the subsequent firestorm of speculation that followed. Stay tuned - hopefully this deal will finally come to a conclusion soon.
Thursday, January 31, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
According to Geoff Baker over at The Times, the deal is almost done. The wisdom of this deal depends on your point of view, but as I have said since I started this blog, I want to see the entire deal (including any follow on deals) before I make up my mind. Either way, at least something appears to finally be happening.
Edit: Or not. Lots of conflicting reports today - not sure whether the deal will actually go down or not. I am starting to think that I would rather see the 2008 M's compete with Bedard rather than Jones et al - give me a shot at winning now rather than a couple of years down the road. They weren't that far out of the hunt last year - and the addition of Silva and Bedard will certainly improve the biggest problem from the 2007 campaign.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
Edit: I also just realized that I really sucked as a blogger last year - less than 100 posts. Not too good. I will either blog properly in 2008 or give it up altogether.