Game 55, Devil Rays at Mariners
RHP Hideo Nomo v LHP Jamie Moyer. 1:05, FSNW (“Where Northwest fans come first in ads aired on this channel”)
So something else to watch for — the Mariners, in their game notes all season, have been making subtle arguments that Bret Boone’s a future Hall of Famer. They’re providing “of all second basemen, he’s 5th overall in home runs” and so on.
I don’t think he is, clearly, but it’s been interesting to see this. There’s a general belief based on things that’ve happened in the last few years that the Mariners tend to prep the community for players leaving by trying to seed the dandelions of discontent* well in advance of the departure. But Boone’s would seem to pretty clearly headed elsewhere after this year, and the publicity guys are pumping up his historic achievements? It’s odd.
* sorry, been weeding this morning