Quick game notes

DMZ · April 6, 2006 at 10:03 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

I was never a big believer in karma, but I kinda think after the seats I had tonight that the universe is finally creaking around to making up for my 1988-1992. I was in pretty bad shape for a while there and was glad I managed to rally in time to drag myself into town for the game.

In the spirit of Dave’s notes earlier this week:

  • I saw an extremely drunk woman come in before the game and fall over on the steps to her seat.
  • She kept yelling “Get a job! Get a fucking job!” at A’s players. I have no idea why.
  • They cut her off in middle of the third inning. The third inning.
  • They pulled her out of her seat before the fourth for a chat with the cops and she didn’t come back for about an hour.
  • Johjima does a lot of infield positioning.
  • Johjima is one mobile dude back there. He’s such an amazing upgrade over last year it’s amazing.
  • I was psyched about the Johjima signing, and now I’m rapidly turning into a raving fan.
  • Billy the ballboy is about the same weight and only slightly smaller then Ichiro.
  • This aggressive baserunning thing is great and all, except when they’re getting picked off and generally acting badly. I’ll have to write a whole thing on the breakeven now, but man, Reed seems to not be cut out for this philosophy.
  • Meche is Meche. From up close, about 50-75% of his pitches in any inning look like minor-league stuff you’d expect to see from some random AAAA pitcher (like Andrew Lorraine, no offense intended to Lorraine).
  • Chavez cranked that ball. That it was only measured at 12 feet longer than the Everett home run is a testament to the unreliability of the metric. I’ve rarely seen balls that well-hit.


59 Responses to “Quick game notes”

  1. Safeco Hobo on April 7th, 2006 12:40 pm

    2006 Free Agent Pitching comparison Round 1:

    Kevin Millwood: 5IP, 5ER, 3K, 1 Loss
    Jeff Weaver: 6.1IP, 5ER, 2K, 1 Loss
    Esteban Loiza: 4.2IP, 5ER, 1K, 1 Loss

    Jarrod Washburn: 7.0IP, 2ER, 7K, 1 Win

    Wasn’t a fan of the Washburn signing, thought Loiza was a great deal at the time, and don’t want to jinx anything, but…..so far so good. It’s a long season, and these contracts are even longer (except Weaver)…..wait and see.

  2. Evan on April 7th, 2006 12:58 pm

    46 – That’s almost certainly true. I know an engineer who claims he doesn’t “believe in statistics” because “they can’t predict future occurences”. This guy has training in a field of applied science, and he doesn’t understand the value of known probabilities.

    Statistics make perfect sense. People who don’t understand them want them to be something they’re not.

  3. Smegmalicious on April 7th, 2006 1:08 pm

    msb, Wilson would occasionally go to the mound and when he did it was good, but a lot of the time he would just sit behind the plate and watch the pitcher flail. Freddy was a prime example of this.

  4. Frinklin on April 7th, 2006 1:21 pm

    Speaking about the announcers, I did love how many times Hendu made the point that Meche was more effective when he works quicker. I counted 5, and I’m sure I missed some.

    There is quite the USSM-wide mancrush on Johjima, ain’t there?

  5. msb on April 7th, 2006 1:35 pm

    thinking about it, he used to do a lot more visiting in the Kingdome days… now was that because it was the pitchers on the staff then, the effects of the Dome, the fact it was pre-Price? hmm.

  6. Smegmalicious on April 7th, 2006 1:51 pm

    I think he just got old and chrochety.

    And, yes, there’s a huge mancrush on Johjima. I want to have his manbabies.

  7. Deanna on April 7th, 2006 1:59 pm

    Chicks dig Johjima too.

  8. Frinklin on April 7th, 2006 2:14 pm

    You don’t have to tell me that. My wife has already adopted him as her favorite M.

  9. terry on April 7th, 2006 3:11 pm

    I dig johjima.
    My wife digs me.
    Therefore my wife digs johjima.

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