Game 121, Mariners at Angels

DMZ · August 17, 2006 at 6:00 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

LHP Jamie Moyer v RHP Kelvim Escobar, 7:05, FSN.

Okay, gotta break out of this funk, right, who better to do it than Jamie, right?

RF-L Ichiro
2B-R Lopez
3B-R Beltre
LF-L Ibanez
1B-R Sexson
DH-L Broussard
C-R Johjima
SS-R Betancourt


Bloomquist, since he without notice took over the CF job: .313/.450/.563 !! It’s September 2002 all over again!!!!! HOORAY FOR BLOOMQUIST!!!

ALL HAIL BOOM BOOM WILLIE!!!!!11!!!!!1 b00m b00m w1ll13 == teh winnah!!!

If Jones isn’t going to play, he should be in Tacoma taking the field. Bloomquist is not the future of the franchise in center field.

Given this slide, what more pretext does the team require to make a managerial change?


263 Responses to “Game 121, Mariners at Angels”

  1. Lauren, token chick on August 18th, 2006 12:39 am

    marbledog: good thing you didn’t point that out. I might have then had to cite The Columbia Guide to Standard American English, which in its entry for half uses this
    example of subject-verb agreement:

    “Half the membership seems satisfied, but I’m afraid half [of] the members are not.”

    Most importantly, of course, it fits the dialect. I’m a big fan of colloquial grammar when it suits my purposes.

  2. marbledog on August 18th, 2006 12:57 am

    Wow. I didn’t actually know that. I learn nearly everything I know by not pointing things out.

    Good thing half them motherfuckers don’t got no good grammar, eh?

  3. NODO Dweller on August 18th, 2006 2:48 am

    Wow, after seeing the box score and reading this night’s thread, my decision to see the 10 PM show at Cinerama of motherfuckin snakes on a motherfuckin plane was all good. Excellent flick, highly recommended assuming you get the joke 🙂

  4. Ben Ramm on August 18th, 2006 3:38 am

    Mariners now looking at the #8 pick in the draft, 1.5 games out of #7, but only a game ahead of #12. Must I beg for draft pick odds? I mean, it’s not like there aren’t ghoulish posts here already. There are two on how bad the Mariners have been against the AL West.

  5. VaBeachMarinersFan on August 18th, 2006 5:44 am

    An explanation why Adam Jones may be riding the bench:

    Adam Jones benched

    Apparently he committed an error in Texas and has been benched since. If that is the case Mike Hargrove should be shot….out of a cannon.

    Bob Melvin and Mike could never be friends because Bob hates clowns and Mike is one big ass clown.

  6. daveblev on August 18th, 2006 8:24 am

    Hmm, Va Beach….at least in the past when the Mariners were losing you could always see how the Norfolk Tides were doing, but they are pretty bad too just not as bad as the M’s. I think MILB should have interleauge play between the IL and PCL. I would love to see the Tacoma Rainiers come to Norfolk for a series, I would cheer them on. Just an idea…costly in transportation though.

  7. msb on August 18th, 2006 9:00 am

    #255– the postgame explanation wasn’t that he was ‘benched’, but that he was doing so much lengthy pre-game work on his defense that he wasn’t being played on thise days. FWIW, Drayer says that he isn’t fazed by not playing, but intent on getting better.

  8. Kouvre on August 18th, 2006 9:42 am

    Thank you, DMZ, for actually making me happy that the M’s are now out of the division race. BEST TOPIC STARTER EVAR.

  9. John D. on August 18th, 2006 10:35 am

    “…local discount” (See # 6) – Schmidt at a local discount? Get real.
    Despite the Emmett Watson enticements, that travel!
    We’re not going to get him at local discount. Hazard pay is more likely.

  10. jtopps on August 18th, 2006 11:38 am

    I would love some interleague MiLB. Then I could see my Rochester Red Wings!

  11. jtopps on August 18th, 2006 11:43 am

    oh wait, I did see them. They’re called the “Minnesota Twins” this year.

  12. daveblev on August 18th, 2006 12:08 pm

    Hey, despited all the bad stuff going on…I was glad my family moved to WA from 1984-1986…had we stayed in VA I would have never gone to a MLB game or would have probably been an Orioles fan or at worse a Yankees fan since my grandfather likes them. Luckily, I caught my first MLB game at the Kingdome in 1985..making me a fan and never expecting much more than a last place finish…so yeah we are used to this.

    They only sell Braves, Yankees, Red Sox, Cubs, and Orioles gear in the local stores here. Most of the Nationals stuff has been moved to places like TJ Maxx, Marshall’s, and stores. M’s stuff is os rare, I’ll buy it instantly.

    Anyways…about MiLB..the Mariners once had a connection here when there Rookie Single-A team was the Peninsula Pilots..they played one year and were moved to Delaware I think under a different organization. I wonder if any of those players ever made the MLB..this would be about 1990-91.

  13. daveblev on August 18th, 2006 12:12 pm

    Nevermind found my answer:

    “The last professional franchise to call War Memorial home was the Seattle Mariners, who brought back the Peninsula Pilots name from 1990-1992. Fans saw the likes of Bret Boone, Darren Bragg and minor league home run king Bubba Smith during the three years that Seattle’s Class A team was in Hampton. They moved the franchise to a newly constructed stadium in Wilmington, Delaware after they won the Carolina League here in 1992.”

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