Opening Day USSM Chill-o-thon

DMZ · April 1, 2007 at 11:37 am · Filed Under bars and food, Mariners, Off-topic ranting, Site information 

Tomorrow, Pioneer Square Saloon (73 Yesler), 1-3ish. I may show up even earlier. Short version of directions: walk down your north-south avenue of choice (1st, 2nd, whatever) until you get to Yesler Way. Look to the water. It’s on the south side of the street.

If you’ve managed to get your hands on the book, I’ll be happy to sign, if you don’t, I may be able to strike a deal to provide one for you. Elliot Bay and your local bookstore should have them in stock, and if they don’t, you should raise a fuss.

Come! Hang out! Pre-commiserate! Get excited for the game! Enjoy a delicious beverage!


28 Responses to “Opening Day USSM Chill-o-thon”

  1. Ralph Malph on April 1st, 2007 11:45 am

    Any roster news?

    White Sox sign Matt Thornton to a three year extension. Not for very much money,’s not Bloomquist money.

  2. David J. Corcoran I on April 1st, 2007 12:15 pm

    That’s not a big deal…just buying out a couple arb years. they got a good deal, given that I bet he would have made way more in arbitration given the number of appearances he makes.

  3. bakomariner on April 1st, 2007 12:30 pm

    soooooo…no word on the roster?

  4. David J. Corcoran I on April 1st, 2007 12:35 pm

    One day Corco is going to be 21, and also not have class until 2:00 (which will result Corco hauling ass up to Seattle, possibly running his Jeep to death), and will be able to make attendance.

  5. David J. Corcoran I on April 1st, 2007 12:42 pm

    I can’t wait to see who we pick up. I just have this feeling we are making a trade/waiver claim, because there’s no way that we go into the season with Rey flippin’ Ordonez on the team.

  6. Churchill on April 1st, 2007 12:44 pm

    Too bad, Rey Rey was on the plane today.

  7. Ralph Malph on April 1st, 2007 12:45 pm

    Hickey sez Morrow and White are on the roster, Morse and Jones are not (no surprises there) but nothing else announced as of 12:32.

  8. David J. Corcoran I on April 1st, 2007 12:51 pm

    It’s not too late to make a waiver claim! Remember the Jolbert Cabrera trade of aught 4?

  9. David J. Corcoran I on April 1st, 2007 12:51 pm

    shit. we got ellison

  10. David J. Corcoran I on April 1st, 2007 12:52 pm

    At least Ellison is not Blackley.

  11. David J. Corcoran I on April 1st, 2007 12:52 pm

    er… Rey Ordonez. Shutting up now.

  12. David J. Corcoran I on April 1st, 2007 12:54 pm

    This was so inevitable. Willie and Ellison UNITE

  13. JMB on April 1st, 2007 12:55 pm

    Blackley-Ellison has its own thread now.

  14. joser on April 1st, 2007 1:50 pm

    Hmmm, I may actually be able to make this. Parking will be interesting, though: expensive pay lots, expensive meters, or park under the viaduct and get your car coated with pigeon, uh, Mariners baseball.

    Maybe I’ll bike it. Bitch of a hill going home, though. It’s been a long time since I’ve been to the Saloon. They have TVs?

    (which will result Corco hauling ass up to Seattle, possibly running his Jeep of death)

    Fixed that for you.

  15. David J. Corcoran I on April 1st, 2007 1:53 pm

    I don’t get it. I can’t run a jeep of death. I can run a jeep to death, but i don’t even know what running a jeep of death means.

  16. Knuckles on April 1st, 2007 3:47 pm

    Personal bias (but also factual, to a certain degree): the food and beer is actually better at Collins Pub (just up Yesler from the Saloon). Give it a try some time, even if DMZ isn’t there.

  17. pensive on April 1st, 2007 4:00 pm

    Wonder why Rutherford Grill isn’t the meet spot? Help out one of the other authors of the winning Blog (despite Mr. Corcoran’s evil attempt). Then on to the smokey pubs to share some of that special Sake (snake in bottle) with yet another author (Jeff). Of course Mr. Cameron will need to catch the red eye to West Coast to share in all the festivities. Or we chip in and give Corco gas money and address and off he goes(assuming he can’t turn down road trip).

  18. Thom Jimsen on April 1st, 2007 4:02 pm

    If I can come — BIG if — I’ll bring one of my extra copies.

  19. DMZ on April 1st, 2007 4:04 pm

    Jeez dudes. We’re having a meetup. It’s not worth carping about. It’s the Saloon because I like it and there wasn’t time to post, discuss location, vote, post, have people disagree with the vote, and so on.

    It’d be nice to see people, one way or another.

  20. David J. Corcoran I on April 1st, 2007 4:17 pm

    Did somebody say gas money?

  21. msb on April 1st, 2007 5:23 pm

    I believe I will be getting down to the stadium by the skin of my teeth (slowed by the extra layers of long woolies) and resigned to paying through the nose for parking.

  22. Thom Jimsen on April 1st, 2007 7:10 pm

    How’s the food there, DMZ? Looks like I’ll be there, with a friend. Or do you recommend some place close by for lunch?

  23. Gomez on April 1st, 2007 7:44 pm

    WOOHOO, I’ll be at Opening Day! And I’ll get off work early tomorrow, so hopefully I can drop in, say hello and have Derek sign my relatively brand new copy of his book.

  24. Deanna on April 1st, 2007 8:00 pm

    I’ll stop by and say hi, since it’s on my way to the stadium; I’ll be walking there from work downtown.

    Maybe I’ll even finish reading the book by then (I’ve basically just got the last chapter left, so that should be one bus ride, right?)

  25. DMZ on April 1st, 2007 9:24 pm

    Jim, I mean Thom — get food somewhere else and bring it in. A nice sandwich, say.

  26. Thom Jimsen on April 1st, 2007 9:32 pm

    Sorry, for some reason too annoying to explain, I have to be “Thom Jimsen” from work and “Jim Thomsen” at home.

    Cool, see you around 1 p.m. With as many as three copies of the book in tow.

  27. joser on April 1st, 2007 10:55 pm

    If you want a great nearby place to grab a sandwich to go — hit Bakeman’s (on the north side of Cherry, at 2nd — it’s “downstairs” from the street). It’s kind of a friendly soup nazi kind of cafeteria place (move fast, get your order in) but the turkey sandwiches are awesome (real turkey, none of that processed loaf stuff — it’s like the day after Thanksgiving). Plus homemade pies and soups. Tip to ordering: white or wheat bread; dark, light, or “both” meat; cranberry, letttuce, mayo, mustard all on demand.

    On another topic, what does it say when the fan predictions on the M’s own site looks like this?

  28. msb on April 2nd, 2007 7:11 am

    say, I see that Derek is having quite a busy Opening day:

    KUOW, Monday on Weekday 10:00a.m.

    Opening Day: The Cheater’s Guide to Baseball
    The Mariners open their season this afternoon at Safeco Field. Do they have a chance to win the A.L. West this year? How about finishing .500? We’ll talk with a Mariners’ fan who has written The Cheater’s Guide to Baseball. Can trickery help the Mariners to a division title?

    Derek Zumsteg is the author of The Cheater’s Guide to Baseball and has written for the Seattle P–I. He is also a contributor to the Seattle Mariners’ blog
    Larry Stone is a sports columnist for the Seattle P–I.
    Art Thiel is a sports columnist for the Seattle P–I.

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