Game 149, Mariners at Royals

JMB · September 17, 2006 at 10:45 am · Filed Under Game Threads 

RHP Gil Meche vs. RHP Runelvys Hernandez, 11:10am.

Today’s my birthday, and I’d like the M’s to win. That’s not too much to ask, right? I wish King Felix was pitching instead, but at least it’s not Pineiro.

I’ve never actually attended an M’s game on my birthday. The closest I ever came was on September 18th, 2001, when the M’s nearly clinched the division with a 4-0 win over Anaheim. They would have clinched that night had Oakland lost to Texas. After the game, they put the A’s-Rangers game on the big screen for all of us to watch. Leading 6-5, Jason Isringhausen retired Mike Lamb, Carlos Pena, and Michael Young in the bottom of the 9th.

I went to the game the next night as well, and the A’s-Rangers game started earlier in the day. When that game had reached the 7th inning with the Rangers leading, they stopped updating the score on the out-of-town scoreboard. Apparently they wanted to choreograph that clinching moment with a video screen announcement rather than letting smart fans figure it out, spontaneously, on their own. Oh well.

Go M’s.


53 Responses to “Game 149, Mariners at Royals”

  1. Josh on September 18th, 2006 1:57 am

    #44: Or an OPS decline from Milwaukee/Arizonaland can be explained by moving to Safeco.

    Except that the Arizona one hardly is enough of a sample to qualify as anything, and he’d been hitting the negative direction the last two years in Milwaukee, as well.

  2. Coach Owens on September 18th, 2006 2:01 pm

    49. Sorry about your dad. Happy ex-birthday to him.

  3. Karen on September 18th, 2006 2:46 pm

    #44 through #47…

    All those stats would improve if Richie would roll his pantsleg up to his knees so the umpires could tell that his knees are TWO-PLUS FEET OFF THE GROUND, not that twelve inches they seem to think is the bottom end of his strike zone… 🙂

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