Game 119, Mariners at A’s

Dave · August 15, 2006 at 7:11 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Pineiro vs Saarloos. I’m not sure why we should bother watching.


243 Responses to “Game 119, Mariners at A’s”

  1. apunetid on August 15th, 2006 9:42 pm

    Time for our monstrous comeback!

  2. Free Dan Rohn! on August 15th, 2006 9:42 pm

    Who says it’s steroids? Maybe it’s Substance D.

  3. DMZ on August 15th, 2006 9:44 pm

    I don’t see how mocking down Foreman for having big lips is actually making fun of stereotypes, I guess. There are a ton of examples of racist things he’s said to Foreman that undermine the “he’s being mean by exploiting stereotypes to hurt someone but he doesn’t really believe it” argument.

  4. Free Dan Rohn! on August 15th, 2006 9:44 pm

    I just realized I’ll be out of the country during the World Series.

  5. msb on August 15th, 2006 9:45 pm

    if Ichiro gets on, can Willie hit a 9-run home run?

  6. DMZ on August 15th, 2006 9:45 pm

    I’m not going to argue that House is an interesting, complicated character – it’s a large part of why I watch the show. But he’s not a jerk with a heart of gold by any means. And to say he’s not nihilistic — wow.

  7. bigred on August 15th, 2006 9:46 pm

    Man, that’s gotta hurt, cup or not.

  8. Free Dan Rohn! on August 15th, 2006 9:46 pm

    He’s also always making sexist remarks to Cuddy and Cameron.

    In other news, Lucy Lawless plays CF just as well as Willie Bloomquist.

  9. pablothegreat on August 15th, 2006 9:47 pm

    I find it odd that while everyone is talking about the character flaws of House, M.D. that nobody has mentioned that he is addicted to pain pills.

  10. Ed Tsantamount on August 15th, 2006 9:48 pm

    M’s gotta trade Ichiro, as hard as that might be to face. He’s been of little use to this team for the past 3 years. Trade him, that is if we can make a reasonable deal of it.

  11. Free Dan Rohn! on August 15th, 2006 9:48 pm

    In other other news, those of you with Comcast Digital Cable can catch “The Tick” at 2am on “TOON.”

    And I mentioned House’s drug addiction.

  12. DMZ on August 15th, 2006 9:49 pm

    Uh, except that FDR there did.

  13. Joe on August 15th, 2006 9:49 pm

    Wait, what catcher has his foot detach?

  14. DMZ on August 15th, 2006 9:50 pm

    Worst comment of the thread award goes to……….


    YOU ARE TEH WINNER!!!1!!!!oneone!!!

  15. JI on August 15th, 2006 9:50 pm

    I think you looking for something that isn’t there. He mocks Foreman because he’s his friend. I’ve seen every episode of House I can’t recall an instance where he’s said something blatantly racist to a stranger– Perhaps I’m mistaken. My opinion, House is one screwed up individual, but he’s not a racist and deep down he’s a good person, and I don’t “love to hate him” like I guess I’m supposed to– in fact I openly like his character.

  16. marbledog on August 15th, 2006 9:52 pm

    1) House is hot even though he’s a horrible person. Whaddya gonna do.

    2) I’m glad someone noted Hendu’s reminding us that the ball is round and the bat is round. I nearly choked on my cupcake on that one.

    3) Is there ANYthing to get excited about anymore re: The Seattle Mariners?

  17. msb on August 15th, 2006 9:53 pm


    #213– that would be one Jason Kendall.

  18. sidroo on August 15th, 2006 9:54 pm

    #210 I agree. I see a major cask of the sulks coming.

  19. Free Dan Rohn! on August 15th, 2006 9:54 pm

    Not in the face! Not in the face!

  20. sidroo on August 15th, 2006 9:56 pm

    case, cask. Whatever. Congrats A’s. Especially blows to lose in front of their fans.

  21. pablothegreat on August 15th, 2006 9:56 pm

    I hope I never get a parasite that migrates through my nose and into my brain. That would suck.

    211, 212: Oops.

    210: That makes absolutely no sense on many, many levels.

  22. DMZ on August 15th, 2006 9:56 pm

    Is a cask the standard unit of sale for the sulks?

  23. Jerry Pezzino on August 15th, 2006 9:56 pm

    I agree with 215, I like the character too.

    Oh, and the whole saving lives thing…gives him a few points in the “non-horrible person” category.

    Let’s talk about Season 3 predictions: That kid Cuddy is having…gonna be House’s (grammar?) Book it!

  24. msb on August 15th, 2006 9:57 pm

    I used to have a cask of shiraz.

  25. geofftoons on August 15th, 2006 9:58 pm

    I’m just speechless. The only glimmer of light is that it’s one game closer to Hargroves eventual demise.

    Even though this wonderful article on The Onion is from the beginning of the year during the WBC, It seems to fit with how Ichiro is probably feeling lately…. and it even mentions Bloomquist, which makes it even funnier.

  26. Free Dan Rohn! on August 15th, 2006 9:59 pm

    Someone has a case of the Mondays.

  27. ChrisK on August 15th, 2006 10:00 pm

    Well, the M’s have been mixing up their ‘types’ of losses pretty well. A couple 3-run games, a couple blowouts, a couple near-comebacks…I guess it’s time for another shutout. And guess who they face tomorrow? Yep, Dan Haren.

  28. JIMINEDMONDS on August 15th, 2006 10:02 pm

    Bill Krueger said it all tonight: “Joel must go”. Amen.

  29. QuoVadis on August 15th, 2006 10:03 pm

    If I can offer something about Foreman/House/racist remarks: the only one I remember for sure is something about being from a bad neighborhood stealing cars. I thought it was a racist comment, too, but it turns out he has a past and record of car theft. Maybe the writers/producers are racist in their script?

  30. msb on August 15th, 2006 10:04 pm
  31. Max Power on August 15th, 2006 10:10 pm

    Ichiro added that “next to Mike Hargrove, any idiot in a baseball cap would seem like a decent manager.”

  32. DMZ on August 15th, 2006 10:10 pm

    So, one episode, season 2/ep 23
    -House tortures a 16 yr old girl to induce horrible pain, breaking her finger, and enjoys it
    – reveals that when a friend sent him to go talk to a prospective wife, House slept with her
    – pulls breathing tube from girl, tries to get her to admit to non-medically relevant question as she’s asphyxiating
    – runs a medically irrelevant paternity test after promising not to
    – lies about the results of the test to interfere with relationship

    That first one is really all you need. Even if you buy that inducing pain as part of a diagnostic process is acceptable, he broke his finger, and he enjoyed breaking her finger.

  33. marbledog on August 15th, 2006 10:13 pm

    I think it’s partly his total fucked-up-ed-ness that makes him so hot.

    House, that is. Not Grover.

  34. Russ on August 15th, 2006 10:20 pm


    I’m glad that #210 won because I thought I was in the clear lead.

  35. Oly Rainiers Fan on August 15th, 2006 10:38 pm

    And in Tacoma, the Rainiers win again, 3-2 behind the pretty darn good pitching of Cha Seung Baek who gave up 3 hits in 7 innings and goes to a 12-4 record with a 3.00 ERA.

    So WHY isn’t he pitching in Joel’s spot in the rotation? Oh yeah, that’s right, no place for him in the Ms organization.

    In other Tacoma news, Bryan Lahair played left field for the last 3 innings of the game, after TJ Bohn got ejected. In his first inning out there, he caught all 3 outs. Also due to Bohn’s ejection (arguing called strike 3 in bottom of the 6th), there was in fact a Roberto Petagine sighting as, for the first time since he reported to Tacoma, he played in a game. At 1B. I still can’t figure out what’s up with Livingston, as Snelling is indeed wearing his number, though the printed roster and lineup posted on the box office say otherwise.

    Hey, the Ms can go for tying a record tomorrow at 15 losses to one team in the course of a season, so said Niehaus. Haven’t done THAT since ’77 or ’78 against Boston I hear. I wonder if he’ll get a talking-to from Chuck & Howard for having the audacity to mention it on-air.

  36. geofftoons on August 15th, 2006 10:40 pm

    Dave Niehaus will probably start using his famous 2005 homerun call more regularly through the end of the season… (see #6)

  37. chris white on August 15th, 2006 10:42 pm

    [errors, numerous]

  38. msb on August 15th, 2006 10:43 pm

    Drayer said that they actually had Eric O’Flaherty with the club today just in case they decided to put Soriano on the DL, and then decided to send him back to Tacoma and keep playing the wait-and-see whats-achy-today game with Sori.

    hey, how about Hargrove decides he can’t stand watching the team anymore either, and calls a press conference to announce he “wants to spend more time with his family”…

  39. joser on August 15th, 2006 11:18 pm
  40. Tom on August 15th, 2006 11:19 pm

    Is it just me, or is this starting to look like “Groundhog Day”?

  41. shortbus on August 15th, 2006 11:42 pm

    In case anyone was wondering, the domain “” is available.

    Normally I give the M’s a pass for playing crappy in Oakland. I figure Chief Sealth’s body must have been moved to Oakland and the stadium built atop it due to the bizarre ways the M’s lose games there. But the Rangers and Angels have been wiping their ass cracks with the Mariners all season long.

    Yo Hargove…whatever “pep talk” you give the guys before they play the AL West…next time say the OPPOSITE.

  42. waitin_4_series on August 16th, 2006 1:09 am

    I was at the game tonight and and I’m sorry to say that things were just horrible for us Mariner fans. The only positive that I have to say about Pineiro is that he at least had a noticeable increase in velocity since the last time he pitched in Oakland. His last outing here, he only touched 91 mph once, today he reached the 90’s every inning and even topped out at 93 mph. I know that there is a rumor that the Oakland gun is slightly high, I would rather not entertain that rumor since Saarloos only topped out at 87 mph and all of his pitches were 83-87 mph the entire night. If that gun reads high, it really doesn’t say much for the Mariner batters since Saarloos threw about 90% of his pitches 85 mph +/- 1 mph. That’s right, that guy didn’t change speeds at all, he only had one speed and it looked slow. With such little variation in speed, I was surprixed to see so many weak ground balls from our batters. I tend to think that the gun was accurate (at least not high) tonight since JJ was only hitting 95-96 mph.

    #56 I don’t know if Chavez has better D than Beltre, it sure does seem that Chavez plays better in Oakland than Beltre does. I was here last year when Beltre had that 3 error game. Also I don’t know if anyone noticed that there were two nearly identical plays tonight into the 5.5 hole, one that Beltre just missed off his glove and one that Chavez snagged. Maybe its just home field advantage, from my vantage point it looked like the same play. I did notice that Beltre looked a lot better at the plate than he did earlier in the year if that’s any consolation.

    I was impressed that Woods is a pretty decent fielder.

    Please let good Meche show up tomorrow so we can end this jinx.

  43. joser on August 16th, 2006 4:25 am

    As bad at it was, at least we didn’t have to suffer through one of the two 18 inning games that also transpired tonight. Sitting through 5+ hours and 500+ pitches, only to lose, when the team is out of the race anyway, would just be too much to bear. My liver couldn’t stand all the drinking I’d have to do.

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