USSM roundup

Dave · July 18, 2007 at 6:58 am · Filed Under Mariners 

You know, I think in the best interests of everyone, let’s just pretend that yesterday didn’t happen. Deal? Good.

So, since there wasn’t a game last night, that gives me a chance to talk about some USSM things for a minute.

If you haven’t registered for the USSM/LL events in August yet, you better do so now. I’m going to be finalizing the ticket purchases shortly, and those who haven’t signed up will be left out. We have more open spots for the Tacoma game than the Everett game, likely due to the day of the week, but let me just suggest that if you’re thinking about going, you probably should. There’s going to be a lot of people who wish they would have gone once we post the recaps.

Also, for the two of you who wish you had more chances to hear me voice my opinion, well, you’re in luck. KJR is putting me on the air with The Groz on Friday at 2:20 pm, and assuming that I don’t flip out and make a fool of myself, this will turn into a weekly gig. USSM and KJR – a match made in Weird Marriage Heaven.

And, finally, I’m sure most of you have noticed by now that I’ve essentially been running this thing by myself the last month or so. Don’t worry, this isn’t a permanent situation – Derek will be back and we might even be able to coax Jeff and Jason into making an appearance or two at some point. However, for right now, it’s just me, and with the recent attack of trolls we’ve had, well, there’s just a bunch of administrative stuff that has popped up lately. So, if I seem a little snappy or don’t respond to your question as timely as you’re used to, I’m sorry, but just believe me that I’m doing the best I can.


115 Responses to “USSM roundup”

  1. StuckinProvo on July 18th, 2007 4:30 pm

    Just read an article saying that $25 Million of Ichiro’s salary can be deffered as late as 2032! Fantastic back laoding if you ask me. And for Ichiro a perfect retirement plan. He’ll even make 5.5% interest on it. Dave any thought on this? it makes it look (IMHO) like an even better Deal for the M’s. Heres the Link

  2. JMHawkins on July 18th, 2007 4:53 pm

    Where’s Mike Morse?

    He tore cartilage in his knee at the start of the month and had a scope done. Not sure what his current rehab status is (Tacoma lists him as on the 7-day DL).

    Or did you mean this guy?

    Catchy tune…

  3. Paul B on July 18th, 2007 5:02 pm

    no one refuted the nonsensical assertion that Horacio Ramirez was “thrashed” here after his start.

    It’s called a strawman. There were a lot of strawmen set up yesterday.

  4. CouchGM on July 18th, 2007 5:15 pm

    I generally like Gasman and Groz. Be glad you don’t have to be on with NY Vinnie.

  5. JR Ewing on July 18th, 2007 5:30 pm

    robo, i doubt those “stats” will make much sense here.

  6. msb on July 18th, 2007 5:35 pm

    #97– actually they were linking to a Dallas columnist suggesting Seattle should be trying to get Tex …

  7. msb on July 18th, 2007 5:38 pm

    sadly, I’m guessing Raul is just getting a day off, rather than they finally decided to have him sit against a lefty…

  8. fdeezle on July 18th, 2007 5:55 pm

    #102 Morse broke a hamate bone in his left hand.

  9. fdeezle on July 18th, 2007 5:57 pm
  10. fdeezle on July 18th, 2007 6:09 pm

    forget that link, it’s bunk…But I do remember somewhere that he did break the hamage bone.

  11. Teej on July 18th, 2007 6:16 pm

    sadly, I’m guessing Raul is just getting a day off, rather than they finally decided to have him sit against a lefty…

    It’s not even a lefty anymore. Bedard scratched, Cabrera in.

  12. Jeff Nye on July 18th, 2007 6:18 pm

    Not to rosterbate too much, but would going for Teixeira even be worthwhile?

    For him being in the division, I don’t actually know that much about him.

  13. az sr softball on July 18th, 2007 6:24 pm

    Dave–As we’ve reached the 1/2 way point, does it make any sense to compare the community projections made at the beginning of the year to actual?

  14. terry on July 18th, 2007 6:42 pm

    #13: I’m listening right now (Mariners Home Game night?) and I basically want to puke. I can physically feel my mind going numb.

  15. JJD on July 19th, 2007 7:04 am

    Dave —

    I normally work until 7:00 pm but last night I got off at 5:00, so I was able to Gastineau, who I normally like, but he REALLY seems to revel in his ignorance of things. He was seriously advocating not bringing up Adam Jones unless the M’s go on a 6 or 7-game losing streak, as though that wouldn’t be a classic “too late instead of too early”-move, and when a caller tried to say Ibañez’ defense has slipped, he practically dared the caller to toss a stat like FRAA out there (the caller, to his credit, didn’t take the bait) and said (paraphrasing, obviously) “all I know is the team has the sixth-best record in baseball and I have watched the M’s lose and say “if only Raul played better defense they would have won.'” Good luck on Friday.

    (Sorry for the run-on sentence.)

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