Game 142, Athletics at Mariners

DMZ · September 10, 2007 at 6:20 pm · Filed Under Game Threads 

Blanton v Ramirez. 7:05.

Blanton 5.48 K/9, 1.4 BB/9, .6 HR/9, 3.38 FIP
Ramirez 3.64 K/9, 3.64 BB/9, 1.12 HR/9, 5.29 FIP

Broussard plays first with Sexson’s hammy apptly acting up, Vidro returns to DH duties.


153 Responses to “Game 142, Athletics at Mariners”

  1. Karen on September 11th, 2007 3:40 pm

    To comment on one of your random thoughts, dennismk, namely:

    How much would people say was the collective result of having to reschedule all those early snow/rain days? Should MLB try to schedule all April games for southernmost, domed-roofed venues?

    The Mariners toe the line with the commish’s office with regards to contract offers to draft picks, to name one obvious nod to “authority”, so what do they get in return for such passive obedience?

    Not the most desirable draft picks, for one.

    And certainly no consideration when the schedulers set up the following year’s game schedule. You’d think one of the most prominent items on Bud’s agenda every year would be

    1. Make sure the Mariners, who fly more air miles than nearly any other team in either league, criss-cross the country as few times as possible and open April with as many games in their ballpark, a domed stadium, or in southerly venues as possible.

    This season Milwaukee, for instance (whom I’m sure Bud still has a warm place in his heart for), opened in their own covered park for 6 games straight, then flew to south Florida.

    But some bigger whiner of a team owner would B & M about favoritism, and Bud would cave, forgetting that it’s about levelling the playing field, not about giving the M’s something the other teams don’t have.

  2. msb on September 11th, 2007 3:54 pm

    there was an article about it at the start of the year

  3. davepaisley on September 11th, 2007 5:42 pm

    Wow, that was an east-coast-centric piece of crap. He interviews guys from Oakland, Cleveland and Washington, but not Seattle?

    Washington is all broken up about three West Coast swings? Boo frickin’ hoo.

    The Indians get all the sympathy because they had to play three games up the road and lose three off days? How about all of that AND have to fly to frickin’ Cleveland three more times, along with those missing off days?

    I believe Mr. Ichiro had words to say about that.

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