Mariner fandom checks boxes for anxiety, depression, fatigue, flu-like symptoms
“The problem, Jim, is that people who are really suffering from a medical condition won’t receive the care they need because someone in this office is coming up with all this ridiculous stuff. Count Choculitis.”
“Why did you write that down, Jim? Is it because you know I love Count Chocula?”
Game postponed, to be made up in July. Whee. However… we got some Larry Stone! Writing… well, check this out: here’s the opening paragraph:
This is the wrong year for the Mariners to expect patience. They have already burned that bridge.
Yeaaaaaaaaaah. Came with a handy chart.
MLB.com: “Vidro heating up” Vidro’s temperature is now ‘tepid’
However, Jamie Burke, official backup catcher of USS Mariner, is off to a nice start.
At the PI, Greg Johns pointed out the offense has sucked.
Fifteen games into this stop-and-start season, the Mariners have made no positive strides in their attempt to be more patient at the plate, work more bases on balls or increase their on-base percentage.
A year after ranking 27th among the 30 big league teams with an on-base percentage of .325, the Mariners again sit 27th in that critical statistic with an even-lower .305 mark.
When it comes to walks, the Mariners have dropped from 29th at 2.5 per game to dead last at 1.9.
It’s a fairly substantial blow for a leadoff piece in a notebook. Nice.