Stone on sinking Mariner ship
Larry Stone’s latest column is what I’d say if I didn’t rant about this stuff every day. It’s a brutal summary of the state of the team and what it’s like to follow them.
The series against the Twins was about as bad as it gets, an incredible series of gaffes that would have been laughable if the mistakes weren’t so maddening. And I’ve never, in my 10 years here, seen anywhere close to the level of anger that exists now over the Mariners among their fan base.
They have, in fact, reached that dangerous stage where disgust segues into apathy. Just check out all the empty seats Friday when the Mariners open a series against the pathetic Royals — the rare franchise that makes them seem astute and prosperous in comparison.
I could have picked nearly any two paragraphs out of this article and it would have made a nice excerpt.
Also mentions Hargrove’s job woes and Rohn as a likely interim manager.