Game 57, Mariners at Marlins

DMZ · June 8, 2005 at 3:53 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

RHP Gil Meche v LHP Dontrelle Willis. 4:05, ESPN2 and FSN.

Local writer called out in today’s press notes:

Did you know that six NL teams have not yet visited Safeco Field?… can you (Larry Stone) name them?… that’s right: from tne NL Central Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and Milwaukee (that’s sort of a trick answer) and from the NL East New York, Philadelphia and Florida have not been to the house that Beinfest (helped) build…


162 Responses to “Game 57, Mariners at Marlins”

  1. John in NV on June 8th, 2005 8:36 pm

    Hey, Rusty, just stick to the Mermaids. You can’t really go wrong there.

  2. Dave in Palo Alto on June 8th, 2005 8:45 pm

    Mermaids — good try, but I can’t take my eyes off Billy Marlin, a fat guy wearing a fishhead (occasionally dropped out of an airplane). If there is a lamer mascot, I wince.

  3. DMZ on June 8th, 2005 8:52 pm

    Here’s the thing. I called a broad, stupid generalization a broad, stupid generalization. No personal attack

    Then in 116, you make a comment about “If you can’t see…”

    which I take offense to.

    You object that wasn’t your intent, which is fine. It’s the ‘net, it’s all text, tone doesn’t convey well.

    So I say “my head assplode” (because I’m watching Homestarrunner (woooo)) and now you’re taking offense:

    “It doesn’t seem that you use the same standard in regards to replies to your own remarks.”

    What? Where does this come from? And what does this have to do with anything?

    Actually — I don’t care. I don’t think anyone cares. Never mind! I apologize for whatever started this! Or whatever!

  4. dave paisley on June 8th, 2005 10:29 pm

    #152 – lamer mascot?

    *cough* Mariner Moose *cough*

  5. Jon Wells on June 9th, 2005 12:55 am

    “Slightly” OT but the M’s not only picked Mike Hargrove’s son in the 47th round today (He has “power” but only 3 HR’s this year) but they picked a LOOGY who had an 8.41 ERA at Princeton this year — naturally he (Rufus Lumrey) is the son of one of the M’s owners. Years ago they drafted Woody Woodward’s son, Matt who had hit about .100 in college. He did end up marrying Elise Woodward of KJR Radio fame…

  6. Typical Idiot Fan on June 9th, 2005 2:16 am

    Is this that big a deal? Drafting people’s relatives?

    By the late late late rounds your odds of finding a diamond in the rough are pretty nil anyway, might as well give some bright eyeed moron’s kid a thrill. Besides, who knows? With professional coaching maybe they’ll end up as decent roster fillers on the A or AA teams. You gotta have someone play first base after all.

  7. edgarfan on June 9th, 2005 4:11 am

    Well, it should be mentioned that Mike Piazza was chosen very late in the draft by the Dodgers only because he was a cousin of some sort to Tommy Lasorda. That one worked out kind of well….

  8. Rich in NV on June 9th, 2005 5:12 am

    [deleted, personal attack]

  9. tvwxman on June 9th, 2005 5:38 am

    Johnathan Shuerholtz is currently starting in the OF for the Braves AA team. I don’t think he’s a major prospect, but he’s not doing terribly.

  10. Paul Molitor Cocktail on June 9th, 2005 6:21 am


    ‘Learning of his son’s draft status after yesterday’s game helped reduce some of the sting of the M’s 5-4 loss to the Marlins for Mike Hargrove.

    “It makes my heart happy,” he said. “I’m just glad he’s getting a shot at it. Get him in the right environment, with good instructors, like we have, and give him a chance. It’s on him now.”‘


    “We lost again, but at least my son got drafted, and that’s all I really cared about today.”

  11. Seth Kolloen on June 9th, 2005 8:08 am

    Is Hargrove’s NL inexperience going to hurt us in these games? He double-switched the catcher, which is a terrible idea because it removes the option of pinch hitting for the catcher later in the game. You’d think that Baylor would have said something.

  12. Rusty on June 9th, 2005 1:49 pm

    Thanks for the explanation Derek.