Sherill in peril, Raul stays cool

DMZ · March 23, 2007 at 12:31 am · Filed Under Mariners 

Both the Times notebook and the PI notebook carry “what happens to Sherill now” articles.

Ibanez is comfortable hitting cleanup. And we all float on.


27 Responses to “Sherill in peril, Raul stays cool”

  1. David* on March 23rd, 2007 1:52 am

    That video made my eyes and ears bleed.

  2. giuseppe on March 23rd, 2007 2:02 am

    i heard from a friend that watches American Idol that they did some ford commercial/modest mouse thing the other day and i chose not to believe it.

    thanks for ruining it for me.

  3. giuseppe on March 23rd, 2007 2:07 am

    Does anyone else find it ironic that in the Times piece they have the picture of WFB next to this quote “There’s a certain amount of grace time that you give people who have been important to a club. But there comes a point in time when you need to step it up.”?

    It begs the question: How many extensions do you give a person who has been irrelevant to a club?

  4. CSG on March 23rd, 2007 2:23 am

    Well, I’m thoroughly depressed after watching that. And Willie’s the top utility man in my heart.

  5. VaBeachMarinersFan on March 23rd, 2007 5:29 am

    What the hell was that video? Was that Newman with an afro in that thing? Is it any wonder Ford has fallen on hard times with crap like that.

    re #3 Until the Bloomquist love stops. The only way that happens is if a regular goes down and he gets a whole year to display his “talents”. I know we have already seen him in some extended playing time, but the to slake the KJR Bloomie fanbase of their Willie lust is to see his suckitude for a continuous stretch. Even then we will still see Bloomie apologists saying it was a “down year” and he needs to full seasons to prove himself. Frankly to see that happen something has completely gone FUBAR, and none of us want that.

  6. VaBeachMarinersFan on March 23rd, 2007 5:32 am

    #5 sigh…should have waited for coffee.

    Should say “but the only way to slake”

    I just can’t get that darn Ford thing out of my head.

  7. Spanky on March 23rd, 2007 5:45 am

    Hargrove did let it slip, albeit indirectly, that Horacio Ramirez will be his No. 5 starter.

    I thought HoRam would be the #4 starter. Why is he being named the 5th starter? Personally, I like it when a rotation goes righty, lefty, righty, lefty. Thought the M’s would be Felix, Wash, Bautista (or Weaver…whoever performed better), Ramirez, and then the other of Bautista and Weaver. Any particular reason why this is? Hasn’t Ramirez outperformed Weaver? Is it a durability issue?

  8. CCW on March 23rd, 2007 7:46 am

    I went to high school with Isaac Brock. The Isaac I know would never have let that happen to his song. Where have you gone, Isaac Brock?

  9. S-Mac on March 23rd, 2007 8:05 am

    Does anyone here have $25,000 I can borrow? I suddenly have the overwhelming urge to buy a Ford.

  10. dw on March 23rd, 2007 8:05 am

    Where have you gone, Isaac Brock?

    To sign Johnny Marr and release a new album. And a new song.

    What is up with the disco sound lately? This one is very roller rink, and that Peter Bjorn and John song sounds like they found it on an unreleased Boz Skaggs record.

  11. sodomojojojo on March 23rd, 2007 8:11 am

    Hargrove hopes to have most of his roster moves done by next Thursday…His backup catching situation could be resolved before then, with Hargrove saying the choice between…Rene Rivera and…Jamie Burke won’t be as difficult as his other…decisions. Rivera notched a double and scored in his only at-bat Thursday, while Burke went 0 for 2.

    Talk about a small sample size.

  12. Tek Jansen on March 23rd, 2007 8:20 am

    Does anyone else have a feeling that Grover will break camp with 13 pitchers? With Putz and Rhodes, who has already made the team, I guess, nursing tender elbows, Grover might claim that he needs an eigth bullpen arm for the start of the season.

    The notebooks also mentioned that one bench spot is still up in the air. If it is not claimed by the 13th pitcher, how would Reed not claim that spot as the 4th OF?

  13. DanO on March 23rd, 2007 9:02 am

    Yay, rhymes!

  14. Panev on March 23rd, 2007 9:27 am

    George is in a Mariner’s commercial – he has to make the team.


  15. darrylzero on March 23rd, 2007 10:09 am

    If this threatens to delve too far into discussing music instead of baseball, feel free to delete of course (not that I would have any say anyway), but while I agree the ad is horrible and a little upsetting, I’m not sure there’s a real problem here. He’s getting to make the music he wants to make, and I think he’s still writing great music. I can’t blame him for not giving a f%@# about what advertisers want to do with it. Who cares, really?

    I’m not sure I would make the same choice, and I was really sad when I first saw Gravity Rides Everything in a car commercial, but I’m not sure I wouldn’t either. If it’s not impinging on his freedom to do what he wants to do, is he really losing anything? And who are we to judge anyway? Float On was a poppy, overplayed single regardless… it’s not like this is really changing the way the song is consumed in a dramatic way. He might suffer a little from some fans calling him a sellout, but I think we’ve gotten to know the man well enough over the years to know he doesn’t give a god-damn about that.

  16. byronebyronian on March 23rd, 2007 10:25 am

    If I read one more person on Baker’s blog say Willie Ballgame should be starting over Jose or Adrian I will scream!

    These people think Jose is a nothing! They have the impression Adrian sucks!! ARGH!!!!! Help guys, HELP!

    Just venting but it is really annoying.

  17. msb on March 23rd, 2007 11:19 am

    hey! Mariner commercial bloopers!

  18. msb on March 23rd, 2007 11:30 am

    Baker blogs on Putz & Morrow, and contines to amuse:

    The latest four-hit game for Willie Bloomquist leaves him with 21 this spring … Will this land him a starting job? Should Adrian Beltre, Yuniesky Betancourt, Jose Lopez, Ichiro, or anyone else be trembling? Nope. Manager Mike Hargrove made that much clear a few moments ago on the field, just before the latest downpour began.
    “We’re not going to start him,” Hargrove said. “Willie’s our utility man. He’s a very valuable player there. That’s where he’s best.”

    Larue with Broussard

  19. Paul B on March 23rd, 2007 11:58 am

    regarding Willie’s hot spring, and what might happen if it continues:

    A player who has a true level of talent resulting in a .250 BA with no power could, at least once, hit .300 for an entire season.

    I fear that Hargrove might overvalue BA. So it would mean that Willie would get even more playing time.

    Anyone remember Felix Fermin? Lifetime .259/.305/.303 (uggg-ly)

    But, for the M’s in 1994, he hit .317 in 379 at bats. And he never hit over .200 after that.

    Strange things happen.

  20. msb on March 23rd, 2007 12:04 pm

    Fein teaser for the update: “Free Willie in Peoria … coming up next”

  21. msb on March 23rd, 2007 12:40 pm

    oh, and Bob Nightengale chooses to center the USA Today Mariner spring preview on Guillen.

  22. 88fingerslukee on March 23rd, 2007 12:50 pm

    The rhyming is awesome. Can we do assonance next? “Sherill Merits Caring”

  23. msb on March 23rd, 2007 1:07 pm

    I did think it should be Sherrill in perill.

  24. msb on March 23rd, 2007 1:19 pm

    Dave was talking to Edgar before the game.

    I miss Edgar.

  25. ahhruff on March 23rd, 2007 3:10 pm

    In other news amazon just sent me a email saying the cheaters guide to baseball shipped today. That was earlier than expected.

  26. PLU Tim on March 23rd, 2007 5:10 pm

    Sherill was god awful last spring as well. People need to stop being worry warts.

  27. PositivePaul on March 23rd, 2007 5:52 pm

    If it matters ’round here, I’m not real worried. George has had to fight harder than most for everything in his baseball career. He’ll battle through this ‘setback’ and make it just fine.

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