Doyle in the News Tribune

DMZ · July 1, 2005 at 10:52 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Long piece on everyone’s favorite Yoda fan and Rainiers outfielder, including a lot of Jedi analogies (and it’s Dagobah, if anyone at the TNT is out there proofing the article).

“A lot of people would say I try to be different. I’m not conformed. I like individuality. To each his own, and stuff like that.”


18 Responses to “Doyle in the News Tribune”

  1. Yoda on July 1st, 2005 10:57 pm

    Send you to the majors I can, but help your friends you cannot. Losing season they will have, yes.

  2. AK1984 on July 2nd, 2005 1:06 am

    First and foremost, it’s good that Doyle has taken a laid back approach to his setbacks.

    Anyhow, also regarding newspaper columns, it seems as if USSMariner’s least favorite Seattle sportswriter, Bob Finnigan, was thrown under the bus by Bill Bavasi; I wonder if, in reply, Finnigan will quit his homerism and write Bavasi a nasty letter renouncing his ‘fan’aticism via shorthand . . .

  3. Typical Idiot Fan on July 2nd, 2005 2:06 am

    Use the Force, Doyle.

  4. Typical Idiot Fan on July 2nd, 2005 2:11 am

    from the linked article:

    Mariners general manager Bill Bavasi said yesterday he has not talked with Mariners owner Hiroshi Yamauchi about any personnel moves. Bavasi was responding to an item in The Times yesterday that stated he had asked permission to trade reliever Shigetoshi Hasegawa.

    “You did not speak with me, and what was in the paper was incorrect,” Bavasi told Times reporter Bob Finnigan.

    Sounds like Finnegan got what he deserved.

  5. Logan on July 2nd, 2005 3:22 am

    Finally Finnegan is exposed for his fibs. It was my understanding that Yamauchi had sold his interests in the team and had no ownership rights.
    Now if we could just get Bavasi to request an immediate buyout of his contract…..

  6. Ivan on July 2nd, 2005 5:09 am

    Dagobah, not Degobah. Bah!

  7. Josh on July 2nd, 2005 5:25 am

    He sold his interests in the M’s to Nintendo, it was more about setting up his estate incase he passes away. I’m sure he has just as much pull as ever.

  8. Nintendo Mariners on July 2nd, 2005 8:21 am

    Move Bavasi up 100 basis points for outing Pocket Lint! This isn’t the best time for Bavasi to be soiling the press nest either, but he did it anyway.

    Too bad nobody paid as an editor over at Paper of Quality will even know it happenend.

  9. Nintendo Mariners on July 2nd, 2005 8:43 am

    While Paper of Quality predictably declines to employ an ombudsman, they are interested in tips from readers.

  10. Adam S on July 2nd, 2005 9:51 am

    Man, what geeks. You/we complain about the misspelling of a fictional planet, but not that they spelled the guy’s name wrong at the beginning of the career summary. F-L-O-Y-D or C-H-R-I-S but not C-R-I-S. A proof reader they have not.

    Yamauchi doesn’t own the team personally, but he is head of the group at Nintendo that’s in charge of the team. That said, my impression is that they’ve been fairly hands off except for Ichiro and approving the budget. I’d understand consulting with them if Bavasi was going to trade Ichiro, but Hasegawa. That doesn’t pass the sniff test. In defense of Finnegan, never let the facts get in the way of a good story.

    Good to see press on Floyd. Is he ready for the big leagues once we clear a spot in the lineup? Does he still need more re-hab time?

  11. Xteve X on July 2nd, 2005 9:56 am

    Uh … it’s Dagobah. Not Degobah.

    Nice article and a good read, thank you for posting it.

  12. Deanna on July 2nd, 2005 10:16 am

    It’d be great if the board operators could somehow work this into the whole “May The Morse Be With You” gag.

    On second thought, no it wouldn’t.

  13. firova on July 2nd, 2005 10:24 am

    #10 They were not hands-off about Sasaki.

  14. eponymous coward on July 2nd, 2005 10:44 am

    I find it amusing that a thread that bitches about spelling a fictional planet can’t get the spelling of the Seattle Times sportswriter right…even when it’s quoted directly from the Times in a post.

  15. DMZ on July 2nd, 2005 11:10 am

    A hijack in comment 2. Wow.

  16. EA on July 2nd, 2005 11:39 am

    #10, Art Thiel wrote in his book that Yamauchi basically wants the final word on Japanese players. When he learned of RJ-for-Nomo rumors he reportedly told Lincoln (p.182):

    “‘I thought I told you you can run this damn club,” Yamauchi said through his interpreter, ‘but when it comes to Japanese players, you check with me first.'”

  17. Deacon Blues on July 2nd, 2005 2:50 pm

    Um, we should have a game thread. Beltre just woke up.

  18. Mr. Egaas on July 3rd, 2005 8:04 pm

    That picture of Lou and the trainer helping Doyle off the field is so fitting. Snelling was Lou’s boy, he was in love with him.

    Lou usually has a pretty good eye for up and coming players.