Off Day Stuff

JMB · August 3, 2006 at 2:02 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Brandon Morrow, the M’s recent 1st round pick, worked three more innings yesterday down in Arizona: 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 4 K (boxscore). Dave would tell you not to get worked up about stats generated in Arizona, and he’d be right. What’s more important here is that Morrow is pitching, and worked his longest outing since signing. Another familiar name, that of Jorge Campillo, also worked three innings in his attempt to rehab his way back to the majors.

Speaking of Dave, he predicted a few weeks back that the M’s would be in touch with former ESPN broadcaster Harold Reynolds. Sure enough, Finnigan reports today that Randy Adamack (M’s VP for Communications) called Reynolds last week “on a personal level,” but that the subject of future employment did come up.

I also like this quote from Jarrod Washburn, from the News Tribune (and elsewhere, I’m sure):

With temperatures once again hitting triple digits, pitcher Jarrod Washburn wasn’t at all bothered that his Wednesday assignment was charting pitches of the day’s starter, Felix Hernandez.

Why? He got to chart them while watching television in the air-conditioned clubhouse.

“In this kind of heat, we really ought to start Jamie Moyer – he’s older and closer to death, anyway,” Washburn deadpanned.

Finally, the PI reports that Rafael Soriano is ready to come off the DL tomorow. Woo.


74 Responses to “Off Day Stuff”

  1. Matt on August 3rd, 2006 4:37 pm

    Honestly after reading some of Reynolds’ quotes over on FJM after his dismissal I don’t see him as much, if any of an improvement over Hendu and Valle. His negative moments seemed to outshine his positives.

  2. Thingray on August 3rd, 2006 4:40 pm

    I guess we’ll find out what the truth is eventually, or this story will just fade away…..

  3. Abodacious on August 3rd, 2006 5:15 pm

    OK, no one else wants to say it, so I will — according to Washburn’s own logic, shouldn’t they have sent him out to pitch yesterday?

  4. LB on August 3rd, 2006 6:31 pm

    So, Cleveland has this new outfielder named Choo. He just hit a grand slam off Josh Beckett. Why can’t we get guys like that?

  5. mln on August 3rd, 2006 6:44 pm

    RE: Harold Reynolds hugging a woman.

    Imagine Harold Reynolds and Rick Rizzs in the same booth together. Rizzs is known as a dude who has a leering eye for the ladies. Maybe those two can give each other man-hugs instead.

    And how about SHIN-SHOO CHOO!

  6. mln on August 3rd, 2006 6:45 pm

    Correction: SHIN-SOO CHOO!

  7. Mr. Egaas on August 3rd, 2006 7:50 pm

    Say yes to Reynolds.

  8. dw on August 3rd, 2006 8:23 pm

    “Well, I gotta be straight with you… the most deadly batter, that’s given me the most trouble ever, is WILLIE BLOOMQUIST.”

    Speaking of that, I think I found a club that Willie Suck Suck can be an honorary member of — the Caucasian Wide Receivers of America.

  9. chief on August 3rd, 2006 9:08 pm

    Here is a thought. Deep six Hendu and Valle. Hire Reynolds to do TV with Dave N. Let Rizzs and Fairley do radio with each one doing play by play for half the game. I know, I know, but somebody has to be retained and actually Fairley isn’t too bad when he is doing play by play.
    I realize the fly in this ointment is that Reynolds may not want to accept a play by play position. But, he may have to lower his sights until time passes and he can restore his national reputation,

  10. Tek Jansen on August 3rd, 2006 9:18 pm

    To complete the WFB homerun victims list, Rob Bell and Mike Maroth join Zito as members. How do I remember you ask? It is a short, short list.

  11. Mr. Egaas on August 3rd, 2006 9:24 pm

    I don’t see the Mariners getting rid of Fairly until he’s ready to retire. I’m sure they see him as “A voice the fans can recognize”. How long has he been around? I’m 21 and as far as I can remember, he’s been here.

  12. JMB on August 3rd, 2006 9:41 pm

    I was shocked a few years ago to hear that Fairly had been here 10 years. And that was a few years ago. So it’s been more than ten years, is what I’m saying.

    OK, holy crap, I looked it up and this is his 15th season in Seattle. That’s almost unreal to me.

  13. Dave in Palo Alto on August 3rd, 2006 9:45 pm

    But he only unveiled his four run paradigm last year.

  14. G-Man on August 3rd, 2006 10:03 pm

    Is Fairly a favorite of Niehaus? Could he be here at Dave’s insistance?

    I’ve been happier with Ron that last year or two than I had in the past. I don’t notice his saying the same-old-same-old as much. But then, I’m posting online during games more, so maybe I’m missing more of his stuff.

  15. IP on August 3rd, 2006 10:27 pm

    mln said: Rizzs is known as a dude who has a leering eye for the ladies.

    I can testify to that. A few years ago my wife was shopping at the QFC on the Plateau and had to put the smackdown on Rizzs. Apparently he’d been obvious about ogling her, um, rack after they crisscrossed by each other through about four aisles of grocery shopping. After the fourth encounter, she looked straight at him and said “the merchandise is on the shelves, Rick.” Ricky, apparently not realizing she’d noticed or even knew who he was, just lowered his eyes and headed for the register.

    I’d never met Rizzs before, so my wife and I had a laugh about it later when she described him as being only a little taller than her. She’s 5’1″.

  16. chief on August 3rd, 2006 10:40 pm

    # 65 LOL
    BTW was that “a little taller than her” with or without his rug?

  17. mln on August 3rd, 2006 10:47 pm

    Last season, somebody posted a story on this site about how Rizzs was hot after some coed.

    Rick Rizzs reminds me of the lecherous character “Larry” from that great 1970s sitcom classic _Three’s Company_. Rizzs even has the same “used car salesman” wardrobe.

  18. edgar is go(o)d on August 3rd, 2006 11:55 pm

    Imagine how different our broadcasts would have been over the years if it had been Ken Levine, instead of Fairly, who had stayed here 15 years!

  19. Drunken Mariner on August 4th, 2006 1:25 am

    25: Thanks.

    And 68: Right on. Levine is missed.

  20. jimbob on August 4th, 2006 7:19 am

    Sexual harassment charges tend to stick no matter what the reality since for many it’s more fun to believe the dirt. The question is whether Harold thinks harass is one word or two. Personally, I’d be thrilled to have him replace anyone on the Mariner’s broadcast team, even Niehaus.

  21. MedicineHat on August 4th, 2006 9:13 am

    Interesting stat in today’s Herald:

    “Beltre, whose two-run homer in the first inning Wednesday led the Mariners to a 2-1 victory at Baltimore, is batting .328 in the first inning this season. After that, he’s a .251 hitter. ”

  22. msb on August 4th, 2006 9:38 am

    #55– re: Choo, if he can’t hit a gift fastball right down the middle…

  23. Ralph Malph on August 4th, 2006 9:57 am

    Beltre, whose two-run homer in the first inning Wednesday led the Mariners to a 2-1 victory at Baltimore, is batting .328 in the first inning this season. After that, he’s a .251 hitter

    Keep in mind, though, that early in the year, when he was really struggling, he was hitting down in the order which meant he almost never came up in the first inning. So almost all of those first inning AB’s have come since his resurgence. He is hitting 298/362/522 as a #2 hitter and 292/346/542 as a #3 hitter, and you can’t put up numbers like that only hitting in the first inning.

  24. JMB on August 4th, 2006 10:53 am

    IF he walks now and then and hits for some power, there’s nothing wrong with being a .250 hitter. I mean, we’d kill for Richie Sexsonto be a .250 hitter this year, right?

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