Game 145, Angels at Mariners
The M’s send Jamie Moyer to the hill to try to sweep the Angels. The Halos counter with Joe Saunders. Yes, THE Joe Saunders. Okay, so you probably don’t know who he is. Which, if recent history is to be repeated, means he’s in line for the game of his life. Odds of a shutout? At least 40 percent.
Betancourt is hitting .228/.249/.318 in 144 at-bats. Miguel Ojeda is deemed a worse hitter and gets to bat 9th. Other, possibly more humiliating experiences would include:
Hearing Tim McCarver utter the words “I agree with you completely”.
Your girlfriend leaves you for Corco.
Having your credit card declined at Goodwill. (this happened to me, by the way)
Receiving an award for quality sportswriting from Steve Kelly.