Game 71, Reds at Mariners

Dave · June 23, 2007 at 6:30 pm · Filed Under Game Threads 

Lohse vs Washburn, 7:05 pm.

I’m in Atlanta and I wrote this intro Friday night, so I have nothing pithy to say.


117 Responses to “Game 71, Reds at Mariners”

  1. bdunn02 on June 23rd, 2007 10:39 pm

    100: Sims is play-by-play, everyone else you mentioned is color. Apples vs. oranges. I’d rather have vintage Vin Scully — or at least someone with a Seattle-style personality. Although, that said, at least with Ron Fairley out of the booth games are watchable again. And, like you say, at least Sims seems like a nice enough guy.

  2. scott19 on June 23rd, 2007 10:46 pm

    101: Point taken re “Red” — at least we’re no longer subjected to all long-winded accounts of how it snowed on Opening Day in Montreal’s Parc Jarry 36-freakin’-years ago! 😮

  3. planB on June 23rd, 2007 10:53 pm

    I like Sims, but I stand by my statement that the call was dumb. 😉

  4. colm on June 23rd, 2007 10:56 pm

    Nah, ya see, I like ol’ Ron as well.
    Specialist subject: “The Bleedin’ Obvious”, (to quote Alf Garnett) but I kinda liked him all the same.

    I’m not sure what the supposed balance is now, with three play by play guys and Blowers but with Henderson gone and Valle mainly relegated to hair transplant commercials (have you NO pride?!) life is better.

  5. colm on June 23rd, 2007 10:57 pm

    planB – no question. They both tanked that moment.

    On top of that I’m much pissed that Phillips is beating the crap out of the ball, but I forgot to put him in for my fantasy team for yesterday and today.

  6. msb on June 23rd, 2007 10:59 pm

    I’m not going to throw stones, as I couldn’t call the game, score the game, read all the scripted crap they have to get into the space of an inning and watch the game as it happened.

    especially with bifocals.

  7. scott19 on June 23rd, 2007 11:10 pm

    Colm — Those DV hair transplant ads ARE horrible. I keep waiting for the inevitable (locally-produced) info-mercial to start airing on CW-11 at about 3.30 in the morning!

  8. hub on June 24th, 2007 12:47 am

    “I’d rather have vintage Vin Scully — or at least someone with a Seattle-style personality…”

    Got me thinking. What exactly IS a ‘Seattle-style personality’?

  9. msb on June 24th, 2007 8:52 am

    you know, I really miss Batgirl when I hear that Jeff Cirillo has replaced the slumping Little Nicky Punto at third for her beloved Twins, or hear Jake Peavy on Michael Barrett:

    “As for the fight with A.J. Pierzynski, who doesn’t fight with A.J. Pierzynski?”

  10. IMissBenDavis on June 24th, 2007 9:26 am

    * Got me thinking. What exactly IS a ‘Seattle-style personality’? *

    Laid-back and passive. Never rude but never actually polite. Casual in dress and manner. Fun-loving, easy to amuse, easy to impress. Relative importance in society reflected by whether Carhartts are worn during the week, or only on the weekends. Speaks intelligently on topics unfortunately of interest only to Northwesterners. Mildly interested in many things, passionate about nothing. I could go on..

  11. Shwa on June 24th, 2007 9:29 am

    25 –

    A few days ago?

    When he it it 2 feet to the left of the Hit it Here Cafe…

  12. gk91 on June 24th, 2007 9:54 am

    110 provincial

  13. bdunn02 on June 24th, 2007 10:45 am

    112: I never knew true provinciality until I lived in Boston, Twin Falls (Idaho), and later New York City. Seattle seems relatively erudite and experienced to me.

    110: I’d add reserved, more sarcastic, and (oddly) genuine as well. I’m speaking to you fro SoCal, though, so maybe from here everyone seems that way. But of Blowers, Valle, and Henderson, to me Blowers (rightly so) has the most Seattle-style personality. Dave Sims strikes me as, like, Missouri on a sugar high.

  14. David J. Corcoran I on June 24th, 2007 11:04 am

    Twin Falls (Idaho) is one of the greatest cities in the nation.

  15. joser on June 24th, 2007 12:31 pm

    And how many cities have you surveyed to reach this conclusion?

  16. Karen on June 24th, 2007 1:13 pm

    #110. That seems to be the opposite of most of the denizens of USSM…As for provincial, heck, even some of those “knowledgeable fans” from the NYY and Red Sox fanbase seem pretty provincial to me, even insular, to use a different word for the attitude.

    As for the general topic of this blog entry: I wish some of you had acted a little more GRATEFUL, at least, that the Mariners were actually winning a game last night and the starting pitcher was working deep into the game.

    Whothehell cares how lousy the opposition’s hitting is (making him look better than he is) or how awkward at times our defense looks if they keep said pitcher in the game? Ye gawds, isn’t this team’s W-L record practically light years (10 games in the Win column, at least) better than most of you expected?

    And bitching about Richie Sexson hitting ANOTHER home run, two in the SAME GAME, seemed a bit over the top to me. I hope you were kidding, Teej (#74), but I kinda don’t think you were. Whining, bitching, and complaining can be contagious.

  17. Karen on June 24th, 2007 1:22 pm

    Personally, I love Mike Blowers’ deadpan straight-man delivery…”colorless” color man :). It’s refreshing, after the frenetic style of Dave Henderson and the good-ol’-boy drawl affected by Dave Valle.

    Unfortunately, Dave Sims seems to be more of those other Daves than a new style of play-by-play man. I’d be OK if there were TWO Mike Blowers in the booth…

    Oh, yeah, sorry if I insulted any of you who feel this is the only place you have to vent about the M’s FO, etc. I like USSM, too, and think it’s the best place to learn how to think like a “knowledgeable fan” rather than a fanboy/girl, but sometimes it just gets oppressively negative.

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