Game 138: Mariners at Athletics

DMZ · September 7, 2005 at 12:41 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Steroid user Ryan Franklin v Rich Haren. Not in the lineup: LF/steroid user Mike Morse. There’s a separate thread for Morse’s suspension and related discussion.

Taking Morse’s place in left field, Ibanez! Taking Ibanez’s place at DH, “DH” Dobbs.


308 Responses to “Game 138: Mariners at Athletics”

  1. Colm on September 7th, 2005 11:23 pm

    I’m sorry I depressed you with my overstatement. I just like baiting fantasy/sci-fi dweebs.

  2. Colm on September 7th, 2005 11:45 pm

    To clarify my point, because I’m an arsewit and can’t let this lie: I’m not saying adults shouldn’t read Tolkien; do whatever floats your boat; I like Roald Dahl myself.

    I AM saying that an 1100-page, faux-medieval-Nordic saga about hobbits, trolls, elves and orcs is not serious literature for grown-ups.

  3. Evan on September 8th, 2005 9:28 am

    You do recognise that Tolkien, lamenting the lack of a shared English pseudo-historical mythology, was trying to create one, right?

    Is it somehow less valuable than other mythological writings because it isn’t as old?

  4. Colm on September 8th, 2005 9:39 am

    Yes & No.

    Mythological twaddle isn’t serious literature for grown ups.

  5. DMZ on September 8th, 2005 9:53 am

    Please, please stop. Please. Colm thinks fantasy literature can’t be serious literature, or he’s holding that position because it amuses him. Let’s just grant that Colm believes these things, and move on.

  6. TJ on September 8th, 2005 10:25 am

    DMZ, I move we close this game thread. We need to move past this horrible loss (and game thread)

  7. Colm on September 8th, 2005 10:44 am

    Yes, please end it. I can’t help myself. And there is no need to think any more about yesterday’s horrible game.

  8. DMZ on September 8th, 2005 10:49 am

    In closing, I’d like to say that Tolkien’s pretty awesome and I stand with everyone here who read him and loved it.