Dave · October 1, 2004 at 9:32 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

In a three minute span, Dave Henderson just espoused regression to the mean and winning being the cause of chemistry. Seriously. The conversation went something like this.

Rizzs: Hasegawa has struggled, blah blah blah.
Henderson: Well, you know, he had an ERA of 2.00 last year. When you have a year that far out of line with the numbers on your baseball card, look out next year. The baseball gods will bring you back to earth.
Rizzs: Blah blah blah. Melvin did a great job keeping this team up despite all the losses.
Henderson: Absolutely. You know, its easy to be loose and have great chemistry when things are going well. Chemistry comes from winning. When you’re losing, it’s hard to keep your spirits up.

We’ve given Dave Henderson a tough time for some pretty far-off comments the past few years, but these two simple beliefs could have saved the Mariners millions of dollars last offseason. Congrats to Hendu for nailing these points on the broadcast.


5 Responses to “Hendu”

  1. John Moltz on October 1st, 2004 9:53 pm

    Oh, how I rue the fifth inning.

    Note to self: hook stereo up in TV room for second half of game.

  2. Eric on October 1st, 2004 10:11 pm

    My Dad has a part time courier job so he ends up listeniing to the first half of games and getting home just in time to catch TV right as Rizz switches over, he says the worst part is not only do you hear Rizz for the whole game, but he tells the same stories!

  3. dave paisley on October 1st, 2004 10:18 pm

    Hendu went on to say (or at least imply) that the Mariners had good chemistry despite a horrible season – something he attributed to Melvin. This is maybe the one point I’d agree with, somewhat, in Melvin’s favor. Doesn’t come close to making him worth keeping though.

  4. Flavor Flav on October 2nd, 2004 11:43 am

    Hendu is a trip. Gotta love the guy! Wo! ha-haaaaa

  5. David J Corcoran on October 2nd, 2004 11:55 am

    Having listened to the whole season on radio, after listening to all of last season on TV, and finally being able to watch an FSN game on TV last night, I have to say that I like Rizzs/Hendu better for radio, and Niehaus/Fairly better on TV. Rizzs has a more “clear” voice, and every single pop-up is not a home run like it is with Niehaus. I can tune out Fairly on TV. Radio, I am forced to listen to him. As long as Dave Valle stays OUT, all is good!