Game 156, Mariners at White Sox

DMZ · September 24, 2006 at 11:02 am · Filed Under Game Threads 

Feierabend versus Garcia.

Betancourt’s back! Oh thank goodness.


128 Responses to “Game 156, Mariners at White Sox”

  1. G-Man on September 24th, 2006 1:37 pm

    The manager is unhappy. Then, the crowd is unhappy.

  2. Coach Owens on September 24th, 2006 1:40 pm

    It’s funny how bad Pineiro is.

  3. Coach Owens on September 24th, 2006 1:41 pm

    The streak is over!

  4. msb on September 24th, 2006 1:46 pm

    and the Angels are jumping on the A’s early, adding to the chance that we get to watch them clinch the West at home tomorrow….

  5. msb on September 24th, 2006 1:48 pm

    Yahoo can’t figure out what the hell is going on– they had the score as 20-10 a minute ago, then just corrected it to 4-3.

  6. darrylzero on September 24th, 2006 1:52 pm

    It’s not just Yahoo. ESPN had the White Sox scoring 10 in the first and -5 in the fifth for a while. I feel like I have no idea what’s actually happening in the game.

  7. Bobby Valentine's Porn Mustache on September 24th, 2006 1:54 pm

    Bobby Valentine’s Porn Mustache Does Dallas? Yikes.

    Yup. I’m flying in as late as possible and leaving as early as possible. Can you tell I dislike Dallas?

  8. msb on September 24th, 2006 2:00 pm

    no, wait, it’s now 6-3 per Yahoo.

    you know, that has to be the worst feeling, to get back on the field knowing your team has pulled to one run, and then have to watch your pitcher(s) just give it all back again.

  9. msb on September 24th, 2006 2:02 pm


  10. G-Man on September 24th, 2006 2:07 pm

    I’m glad Raul got #30. He’s close to 120 RBI, too. He’s had a nice year.

  11. vern on September 24th, 2006 2:25 pm

    I would feel a small flicker of hope for the M’s next year except for the fact that Hargrove will be the manager. The would be better off with no manager – let Ichi do it.

  12. DMZ on September 24th, 2006 4:37 pm

    How much do you want to bet that Hargrove is not the manager next year? Seriously, let’s set up an escrow or something, I’ll be happy to take your money.

  13. Typical Idiot Fan on September 24th, 2006 5:13 pm

    Here’s an unusual line:

    Thornton – 0.0, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 1 SO.

    So, how’d you figure that K/9 out?

  14. Coach Owens on September 24th, 2006 5:54 pm

    112. I don’t think you can. You can just add a strikeout to his total.

  15. Typical Idiot Fan on September 24th, 2006 6:17 pm


    OH SHI~!

  16. DMZ on September 24th, 2006 6:36 pm


  17. Karen on September 24th, 2006 7:28 pm

    111. DMZ, I thought the media consensus last week was that the firings of Hassey and Rohn was to indicate to the fans and the world at large that Hargrove and Bavasi, at least, are tight and both will be back next year. ??

  18. DMZ on September 24th, 2006 7:40 pm

    That may well be true that that was the consensus. I wasn’t here last week. I don’t buy it.

  19. true_slicky on September 24th, 2006 7:55 pm

    Yeah, DMZ, like it or not. Hargrove will be back.

    To underscore my feeling s about how much that sad, cold fact scares me and fills me with complete bile and digust, chew on the consideration that his buddy, Ron Hassey, was his sacrifical lamb so that he can maintain his job.

    Hargrove wanted Rohn- Bavasi’s guy- gone. For Bavasi to relent, Hargrove has to get rid of one of his guys, and thus Mike threw Ron under the bus. What a pal!

    So, sadly, this means the dynamic dup of Bavasi-Hargrove are working together to fill these coaches’ spots in the organization.

    All of this could mean nothing- Hargrove could still get fired *fingers crossed* But it aint happeneing.

    Besides, it took three consecutive late-season collapes in Baltimore before he was told to ‘git.’ In the eyes of the M’s brain trust, and of your average fan, the M’s have ‘improved’ this year.

    So I’m saying he’s staying, like it or not… *sigh*

  20. DMZ on September 24th, 2006 8:04 pm

    Asserting that it will be so does not ensure that it will be so.

    I obviously disagree.

  21. Coach Owens on September 24th, 2006 8:09 pm

    Well Derek don’t be disappointed when he doesn’t get fired. The Mariners are improved by 6 wins already so as long as that happens he’s not going to get fired. So face the facts and don’t be disappointed.

  22. VaBeachMarinersFan on September 24th, 2006 8:16 pm

    #120 I would tend to trust DMZ and the rest. They know more than we do.

    All we have to go on is a few Steve Kelly articles and some other Seattle newspaper specualtion.

    Derek is more accurate and on the ball than Steve “Doh!” Kelly.

  23. true_slicky on September 24th, 2006 9:43 pm

    Then where’s the case for Hargrove’s firing? Is it something akin to reading tea leaves, or is there blatant, obvious evidence that Hargrove is going to be absent from the Mariners’ dugout next season?

    DMZ, the problem with stating that Hargrove won’t be around next season despite all the signs pointing to the contrary is that its getting peoples’ hopes up.

    I want to believe you. So… make me believe you.

  24. gwangung on September 24th, 2006 10:02 pm

    I want to believe you. So… make me believe you.

    If you don’t want to believe it, then anything he says won’t be convincing.

    The thing is…ANY plausible scenario can be spun out of the known facts. Rohn gone? Lincoln told Bavasi to let him go because he was insubordinate. Hassey gone? Could be that Hargrove could stay only if he fired all his coaches [which doesn’t work anyway]…or that Hargrove and Hassey were given the choice to leave now or at the end of the year, and Hargrove decided to wait until the end of the year.

    The team HAS done better than last year…but the team was often not prepared and they didnt play well against divisional opponents. Bavasi is known to be loyal to employees—but that means he’s not going to stick a knife in their back in public. ANd it is known that Hargrove was not Bavasi’s choice for skipper…and that he is not well liked by the players (including the star of the team).

    Really, you can make ANY kind of case out these facts.

  25. true_slicky on September 24th, 2006 10:48 pm

    Those facts are interesting, but also conjecture. Perhaps I’m not making myself clear: I am simply not optimistic that Hargrove will be fired.

    If there was concrete-like handwriting-on-the-wall then I would be as relieved and assured as you seem to be. I’m sure if it occurs, the announcement will be swift and sudden, link the plop of a frozen airplane commode.

    Oh, and btw most of my perspective on the team comes from following this site. I don’t bother with the M’s site unless links come up through here. And I live in Portland, that every now and then does a locally-written analysis, in The Oregonian, but I never read the coverage in the Seattle papers- unless its through this site. So I’ve had access to a good amount of information (this site is pretty invaluable), yet I’m coming to a different, pesimistic conclusion.

    If Hargrove’s back next spring I’m going to be pretty irate at those who got my hopes up. But I’m going to be more irate at Bavasi and Hargrove, the freakin’ Wonder Twins…

  26. gwangung on September 25th, 2006 8:10 am

    Those facts are interesting, but also conjecture.

    Um, yeah.

    Ya might want to look over what you wrote again; you’re not making a whole lot of sense.

  27. true_slicky on September 25th, 2006 9:08 am

    And by “facts” I meant “points.”

    Sorry that my over-all gist wasn’t able to get threw due to my misuse o one word. My bad.

    But thanks for spelling it out clear that Hargrove’s not returning next year!

    Or, actually, not doing said thing….

  28. lokiforever on September 25th, 2006 1:07 pm

    My theory.

    Why did Hargrove bring in Pineiro to cough up the grand slam? As punishment for going out and partying the night before. Pineiro thinking he’d done enough damage in one series, went out on the town. Hargrove, miffed at this, figured he’d have one last chance to irrefutably ruin any MLB career beyond September 2006.

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