TNT: McGrath on Moose suspension

DMZ · September 9, 2005 at 2:30 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

McGrath’s heart breaks on learning of the latest Mariner suspended.

The Moose becomes more tragically human all the time. I remember when this was the subject of debate.


23 Responses to “TNT: McGrath on Moose suspension”

  1. McExpos on September 9th, 2005 2:37 pm

    I missed the word “Mariner” in the first sentence… for a moment there, I thought Mike Mussina had tested positive. I was about to cry… childhood favorite player and all.

  2. goodbye baseball on September 9th, 2005 2:50 pm

    Didn’t the Moose break his leg years ago after crashing into a fence at the Kingdome? Guess I understand what helped him recover so quickly, hah!

  3. Colbs on September 9th, 2005 3:03 pm

    3: He actually blew out his ACL crashing into the Kingdome wall after coming a little wide as he was being towed by an ATV.

    As an interesting aside, when I worked for the M’s the guy who was the Moose had a tattoo of the Moose on his calf…. Take that for what it’s worth, you know?

  4. zzyzx on September 9th, 2005 3:07 pm

    I thought it was Mussina too and was about to go read Yankee fans’ rants.

  5. goodbye baseball on September 9th, 2005 3:08 pm

    3. Thanks for clarifying that.

    Something tells me we will be hearing about Mr. Met and his beachball-sized head testing positive next. As if my hometown team didn’t provide me with enough to cringe about this week.

  6. xxTimxx on September 9th, 2005 3:09 pm

    When I first read that headline (Mariners’ Morse Suspended for Steroids), I had the same thought about the Moose. Funny article.

  7. JPWood on September 9th, 2005 3:11 pm

    Wednesday seems to have driven a lot of people over the edge. Aren’t we having fun.

  8. Xteve X on September 9th, 2005 3:13 pm

    LOL! THis diversion was badly needed here at work this afternoon — thanks for the chuckle, along with the Top 15 Excuses list!

  9. Brian Rust on September 9th, 2005 3:18 pm

    While I’m reluctant to recommend him in this space, the Go2 Guy’s column at the P-I site is comparable in humor today.

  10. Mike Snow on September 9th, 2005 3:19 pm

    Maybe this unfortunate development will cure some people of their misplaced devotion to certain other Mariner mascots-in-uniform.

  11. Sane on September 9th, 2005 3:26 pm

    I can’t stand McGrath anymore, and this article is a perfect reason why. He just has nothing to write about. When you read his articles these days it’s like he’s just grasping for straws, and then throwing in a bunch of fancy word usage and stale humor to draw it out.

    Either that, or he writes a piece of garbage just to give us his completely unfounded opinion. As an example, the other day he published an article bashing fantasy football. But he used arguments such as (paraphprasing) “I can’t fathom the task of simultaneously watching a football game on TV and checking stats online” as the basis for his overall point. That’s an extremely weak argument, and again, just a case of pulling straws. I could write an article about why I hate cell phones. I can’t give you a good reason why, or provide any intelligent, logical basis for it. I could just tell you that I don’t like them. And it would be a bad article.

  12. Shawn on September 9th, 2005 3:34 pm

    Sane, I totally agree. McGrath’s humor is drier than Kunta Kinte’s ankles.

  13. Evan on September 9th, 2005 3:34 pm

    Following the links back far enough, I read that account of the Moose molesting Dave (no, that that Dave).

    Wow. Moose molestation.

  14. Deanna on September 9th, 2005 3:36 pm

    A moose once bit my sister.

  15. Roger on September 9th, 2005 4:09 pm

    No realli! She was Karving her initials on the møøse with the sharpened end of an interspace tøøthbrush given her by Svenge – her brother-in-law – an Oslo dentist and star of many Norwegian møvies: “The Høt Hands of an Oslo Dentist”, “Fillings of Passion”, “The Huge Mølars of Horst Nordfink”.

  16. John Moltz on September 9th, 2005 4:25 pm

    #3 – Look I keep telling you guys that Mr. Met was BORN that way.

    Sheesh, I don’t know why steroid use speculation is not allowed but making fun of a guy’s gigantic baseball head is oh-ho-ho-ho-so-funny!

    And his poor, poor mother.

    She still walks like a cowboy.

    And, hey, that IS steroid use speculation!

  17. JMB on September 9th, 2005 4:36 pm

    Nice, Roger. I got it if nobody else did.

  18. matt on September 9th, 2005 4:43 pm

    Yet another disturbing parallel with the cocaine scandals of the 1980’s. Back then, the Pirate mascot was using and distributing his own performance enhancing drugs.

  19. kva15 on September 9th, 2005 5:38 pm

    #9 – I disagree. The PI column was NOT funny. Any attempt to link innocent players to steroids is out of line. A year or two from now, nobody is going to remember that he was trying to be funny. There is the very real possibility, though, that someone will remember “Hey, wasn’t he once linked to steroids. I read an article about that a while back.” Wouldn’t it be a shame if Jamie Moyer’s career was thus tainted? Or if people questioned Felix’s success, or any of the other players? If I were the Mariners, Jim Moore would be persona non grata around the ballpark. Maybe we should get Felipe Alou to call the PI and demand that Moore be fired.

  20. Kulich on September 9th, 2005 5:50 pm

    15. We apologize for those who post these types of messages, they will be sacked.

  21. msb on September 9th, 2005 6:00 pm

    See the loveli lakes.

  22. Matt on September 9th, 2005 6:41 pm

    Was that supposed to be funny? It was kind of dumb more than anything else. I got to the punch line at the end and just sort of grimaced.


  23. paul on September 9th, 2005 6:55 pm

    This thread will be completed in an entirely different style at great expense and at the last minute.