Monday, July 25, 2011

Dave Cameron

Dave Cameron of USS Mariner notified the blogosphere this morning that he has leukemia.  Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.  Refuse to Lose Dave!!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Losing Streaks

Geoff Baker over at the Times has a good piece today concerning how the Mariners have consistently unraveled over the last 5 years.  He asks a good question - what is it about this team that allows these long losing streaks to occur - and why does it happen when they are on the cusp of contending?

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Another One Bites The Dust

Well it was nice while it lasted.  Once the Rangers completed the sweep of the Mariners, the hopes for contending in the AL West this year were dashed once and for all.  The first half of the season was a very pleasant surprise, but it sure didn't take long for that old "Oh no, here we go again" feeling to come back with a vengeance.

So what now?  Try to improve the club for 2012, but realistically it looks like it will be at least 2013 before the Mariners are competitive.  Which sucks.  I'm really regretting not going to any of the playoff games in 2001.  Who knew it would be 10 years?  And, quite frankly, I'm not getting any younger.  The thought of seeing the Mariners in the World Series fills me with joy - yet I'm seriously wondering now whether I'll see it in my lifetime.  It would be an awesome thing to share with family.  Time will tell.

Monday, July 11, 2011

At The Break

I had a bad feeling after the M's lost the first game in Anaheim that the weekend was not going to turn out in our favor.  I guess it's good in a way.  Now that the pesky pennant race is no longer a concern perhaps the club can get down to business and try to do some things that prepare for 2012 and beyond.