Tuesday results and ramblings
So Jeff and I showed up to laze about Jonah’s Baseball Prospectus 2006 (and Baseball Between the Numbers which I reviewed here) book reading/signing last night. I had to keep slinking off during the first part due to pre-event beverage intake, but Jonah’s a personable guy and everyone loves him so everyone loved him. He managed to plug the poker book he co-wrote, and I managed to plug Bugs Bunny, so everything works out. Jeff plugged Okinawa. He’s a big Okinawa supporter.
In most exciting news, USSM is now the only Mariners site of any kind to feature the writings of a Fulbright Scholar, our own Jeff Shaw. Clap clap clap clap. He rocks. Remember when you write in to congratulate him: only one “l” in Fulbright.
Oh yeah, the M’s.
They lost to the Angels (Times). Over in the PI, Thornton must improve his control. Either there’s increased competition for spots or the team contract wonks discovered an option year hidden somewhere. Also, Johjima threw a runner out. It’s going to be great to have a catcher that can hit some and field his position.
Which reminds me. Having hashed on some parts of this off-season at great length, I want to be clear that there are some things I am genuinely enthusiastic about: Rafael Soriano, Felix, Johjima, Lopez, Betancourt, of course I’m a huge Ichiro! fan, and the team could put together a really good, young bullpen that would be a lot of fun to watch.