USSM Feed 2004

JMB · December 19, 2004 at 3:27 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

By popular demand! Here’s a place for that feed comment thread you might have been looking for.

As for me, I had a great time. Thanks to Pat Dillon, Mike Curto and Josh Boyd for providing us with a side of things we wouldn’t have heard otherwise. And of course thanks to all of you for showing up. As my wife said, “I can’t believe all these people would give up five hours of their time the Saturday before Christmas to talk about the Mariners.” Luke, incidentally, had a great time as well. I figure he’ll be ready for a speaking part by USSM Feed 2014.

Also, thanks to Jim Thomsen who provided the photography at yesterday’s feed. Here’s a few samples of some of the images from the gathering. Let your mouse cursor sit on each picture for a description of who you’re looking at.

Jason and Luke

Dillon and Curto

Jason, Dave, and Derek

Josh Boyd

Thanks again everybody!


13 Responses to “USSM Feed 2004”

  1. Nate on December 19th, 2004 4:34 pm

    Captions would be nice. Merry Christmas!

  2. David J Corcoran on December 19th, 2004 4:35 pm

    Sounds to me like I should’ve brought not only myself, but my whole family. We can each drink about 12 sodas a piece. Could’ve helped that soda surplus.

  3. Jim Thomsen on December 19th, 2004 5:30 pm

    Top to bottom:

    Jason with son Luke.

    Everett AquaSox radio broadcaster Pat Dillon in the foreground, with Tacoma Rainiers radio man Mike Curto next to him.

    Derek, Dave and Jason, fielding questions from the crowd. I think the reaction here came from a Greg-Dobbs-for-Rookie-of-the-Year query.

    Josh Boyd, new West Coast scout for the San Diego Padres, describes … um … something. Maybe the difference between “command” and “control,” which, I learned yesterday, are two vastly different things. (Let’s face it, most of us use the terms interchangeably.)

  4. Ty on December 19th, 2004 6:46 pm

    Man, I wish I could have been there, but I just got back from visiting family in California. Ah well. Next time maybe.

  5. Jim Thomsen on December 19th, 2004 7:52 pm

    Next year, just tell them: “My Mariner family needs me” ….

  6. Deanna on December 19th, 2004 8:19 pm

    I can’t imagine wanting to spend 5 hours shopping in a crowded mall instead of talking to other baseball geeks in an elementary school cafeteria.

    On the other hand, I also seriously thought Texas had a shot at taking the AL West this year, so maybe I’m living on another planet.

    The feed was really fun — will more of the pictures be up sometime? I regret not getting to talk to more people, and it looked like you did a great job covering the room for photos, Jim.

    I enjoyed reading the April 2004 “season preview” issue of the Grand Salami. It’s really good for a laugh. Thanks for giving those out at the feed!

  7. JJ on December 19th, 2004 8:43 pm

    I wish I could be there. But as my wife put it,it was either that or watching Seahawks game today. I chose POORLY.

  8. Matt Staples on December 19th, 2004 10:04 pm

    The Seahawks have caused thousands of men who, having made similar bargains as yours, find themselves seething in a silent rage as they mow the lawn, wash dishes, or hold shopping bags in malls all over the Northwest. Don’t feel bad.

  9. DMZ on December 19th, 2004 10:42 pm

    I think that may be the worst picture of me ever.

  10. Gregor on December 19th, 2004 10:52 pm

    No, that picture doesn’t do you justice at all. For those of you who haven’t met him, Derek looks more like a cross between Brad Pitt and Jude Law. Really!

  11. Jim Thomsen on December 19th, 2004 11:17 pm

    Derek … ask Jason to put up some other pics that represent you better. After all, I took several of you drinking from a cup, chewing pizza, scratching your arms, grimacing at the mention of Dan Wilson … and glaring at the photographer.

    Hopefully Dave will soon post some on his photo gallery that we can link to and see what the rest of us goofballs look like. (‘Cept me, because I didn’t take any pics of me. I look like what Jude Law would look like if he looked nothing like Jude Law.)

  12. Dave Grohl on December 20th, 2004 6:44 am
  13. pat on December 20th, 2004 2:34 pm

    Thanks, guys, for the great Saturday afternoon. I enjoyed the conversation around tables, and then the way you guys handled questions. I hadn’t realized that Dave was so much like Robin Williams before, but now I do 🙂 (and I mean that in a very complimentary way).

    The guests added a lot as well. Although clearly Pat Dillon and Mike Curto had to be far more PC than you guys did, they were very entertaining and enlightening.

    Josh brought a good flavor as well, both by his different perspective and his willingness to share a good amount that I certainly haven’t heard before.

    Good on ya, guys. I’ll be at the next one too, whenever that ends up being.