Looper sick of Arizona

DMZ · March 7, 2005 at 10:50 am · Filed Under Mariners 

Herald’s got a bit on the strange year of Aaron Looper.


4 Responses to “Looper sick of Arizona”

  1. Jim Thomsen on March 7th, 2005 11:20 am

    That’s a really interesting story, full of colorful human elements. We rarely talk or hear about how setbacks and surges in development affect players as human beings … and frankly, even though it’s not quantifiable, we should try to know players as more dimensional beings.

    While we’re at it, Kirby Arnold is below the radar of most of us when we evaluate local sportswriters because he doesn’t write for one of the Big Three (The Times, the P-I and The News Tribune), but in some ways he has just as wide a readership, His home base is The Herald of Everett, but there is a story-sharing arrangement among the “lesser” dailies of western Washington that sees his work appearing daily in The Sun of Bremerton, the King County Journal and the Peninsula Daily News, among others. I bet Kirby reaches just as many readers as Bob Finnigan or John Hickey or Larry LaRue.

    I men tion this because he’s a pretty good writer. A high-end grinder. Well worth bookmarking heraldnet.com.

  2. Nick on March 7th, 2005 11:32 am

    I have to agree with you Jim…I am a subscriber to the Herald and I enjoy Kirby’s stories. Hard-core stats guys probably won’t like him all that much, he’s more of a human-interest type writer.

  3. David J Corcoran on March 7th, 2005 11:50 am

    Good story. I just wonder why the M’s decided Glenn Bott was less useful than Looper. Not that I care, since neither are on the 40, but still…

  4. David J Corcoran on March 7th, 2005 2:01 pm

    Line of the day from today’s PI:

    “Free agent signee Rich Aurilia was a ghastly flop, rookie Jose Lopez wasn’t ready, and Willie Bloomquist was, well, Willie Bloomquist.