Red-hot evening update!

DMZ · March 16, 2007 at 3:01 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Putz underwent his MRI, results will/should/might come out tomorrow.

USSM is the 2007 Seattle Blog of the Year in the Metroblogging poll, narrowly beating out Lookout Landing 56-44%. I’d like to point out, though, that Lookout Landing would have utterly dominated the competition on its own… their losing vote count in the final was nearly 10x the winner’s tally in the poll for 3rd place.

The Cheater’s Guide to Baseball didn’t place first in Entertainment Weekly’s review of new baseball books

Derek Zumsteg
The Pitch
An irreverent history of (and instructional guide to) spitballing, bat corking,
sign stealing, and other practices that “made baseball into what it is today.”

Using performance-enhancing drugs “is not nearly as wrong as game fixing,”
insists Zumsteg. “Someone using steroids is trying to play better, not tamper
with the essential nature of the contest.” Somewhere, Barry Bonds is smiling.

Final Score
A stand-up double. B

So so far it’s “a sure hit” and “a stand-up double” in print reviews. I’m betting the hit metaphor continues.

Part of why spring training’s great: I met Ryan’s parents at the M’s-Padres game in Surprise. He runs Sportables, which has an M’s preview up.


9 Responses to “Red-hot evening update!”

  1. Thom Jimsen on March 16th, 2007 3:32 pm

    Sportables? Is that the online equivalent of preservative-laden Lunchables?

  2. Pete on March 16th, 2007 3:43 pm

    Meaningless yet interesting Mariner’s pitching stat from today’s Cactus Leaguer against Royals:

    15 GB
    2 FB
    10 K’s

  3. tgf on March 16th, 2007 3:58 pm

    56% to 44% is not really a narrow margin for an election.

  4. msb on March 16th, 2007 4:43 pm

    I’m glad the ‘Cheaters’ introduction is up on the amazon page– I was tempted to use that first paragraph in my own user review 🙂

  5. optigan on March 16th, 2007 4:53 pm

    @3: Unless you’re the Seattle Times spinning the viaduct replacement vote totals.

  6. Joe on March 16th, 2007 4:55 pm

    Ryan… who?

  7. Paul B on March 17th, 2007 6:23 am

    re Putz:

    Have the Mariners ever had a stopper who was effective for more than just a few (say, 3) years? And very few for more than 2 years.

    It always seems to me that only a very rare stopper has a long career.

    I suppose that is true with all pitchers, and it is only that I notice it with stoppers.

  8. PLU Tim on March 17th, 2007 9:10 am

    DMZ’s book is being bundled with Chris Kahrl’s. Oh goodie.

  9. vj on March 17th, 2007 10:42 am

    Which books placed better than yours in that list?

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