Game 150, Mariners at Athletics

DMZ · September 18, 2007 at 6:05 pm · Filed Under Game Threads 

Weaver v Gaudin. 7:05, FSN. Pretty boring M’s lineup. Pretty bad A’s lineup — check this out:

LF Stewart
1B Barton
RF Cust
DH Johnson
2B Ellis
SS Scutaro
3B Hannahan
C Suzuki
CF Davanon

That team’s hurting something awful. And yet the M’s are all but mathematically eliminated from the playoffs – do we really have to wait for them to be officially knocked out before they do any kind of reasonable playing time distribution?


107 Responses to “Game 150, Mariners at Athletics”

  1. Joe on September 19th, 2007 10:13 am

    I think there are better options than LaRussa, including the aforementioned NL Manager of the Year. With LaRussa we’d probably spend less time complaining about in-game decisions and make it all up complaining about abuse of young pitchers. And — I’m confused: what’s the M’s stance on drinking and driving? Carlos gets shipped out of town, Richie gets a pass?

    I wouldn’t be surprised if all this LaRussa talk is just so much public positioning to get a better deal from the Cardinals, and has nothing at all to do with a desire to go anywhere else. I’m sure the folks here will have an entire thread devoted to Manager prospects, and another one for GMs, once the off-season arrives. But right now, it’s all just another sort of rosterbation. Managerbation?

  2. galaxieboi on September 19th, 2007 10:37 am

    Are we talking about Girardi? That’d be kinda cool. But I really doubt it considering management’s view on towing the line. Oh, gosh! I’m gonna go blind from too much managerbation!! =0

  3. msb on September 19th, 2007 11:08 am

    #100– it has been discussed here before–

    FWIW, Guillen was stopped for driving at excessive speed across 520, blew over the limit when stopped, and was sentenced to 100 hours of community service, speaking requirements, fines and fees amounting to about $1,000. Sexson, after accelerating through an intersection in Vancouver was charged with negligent driving & fined after the officer involved consulted the Washington State Toxicology Lab about alcohol burn-off rates & determined he prob. wasn’t over the limit when stopped.

  4. scott19 on September 19th, 2007 11:20 am

    97 (North): Apologies on my part if my rant sounded like a generalization. It’s just that the thought of Loria with his hands on any professional sports franchise (or any business for that matter) simply makes my blood boil.

    Maybe the Marlins should only be moved to Montreal. I can’t remember a time when even the Expos had ONLY 400 people show up for a game at Olympic Stadium.

  5. north on September 19th, 2007 1:25 pm

    104 – no offense taken

    It would take a PR maven, deep pockets and an owner with some local (and French) street cred to reintroduce baseball to Montreal. They’d have to build their own stadium as well. Economically, it is doable, but rate of return would be lower than most uber-rich are interested in.

    As such I think Montreal will remain one of the largest markets in U.S. and Canada without a team (outside of Brooklyn).

  6. scott19 on September 19th, 2007 1:52 pm

    105: Just as Seattle has more hockey history than a lot of people would care to remember (the Metropolitans winning Lord Stanley’s Cup in 1916), Montreal has a richer history in baseball than probably a lot of folks realize — Jackie Robinson, for instance, playing for the (MTL) Royals in late ’40’s before the Dodgers called him up.

    I agree…it probably would take a savvy and passionate ownership group to sell baseball again in MTL, and it may take a while.

    I’d mentioned Calgary in my (ranting) post as a possibility, partly since I know that area is still growing and that I’d heard Alberta has a pretty favorable (business-friendly) tax structure. I wonder if CGY might be a legit contender for a future franchise?

  7. thefin190 on September 19th, 2007 9:49 pm

    Thanks for the support. I guess Portland is too small to build their own safeco field, per se, unless someone like Paul Allen buys the team and moves them up there.

    I just don’t know about going back to Montreal. I just remember in ’04, attendence being down to like 3,000 (actual official figures) per game, even their triple A team had a higher attendence. I would prefer Vancouver for sure, but again, they would need a retractable stadium too, because they couldn’t play in a indoor place during the summer.

    Speaking of hockey, why doesn’t Seattle have an NHL team? I think they should, considering they did have a history there, and the Supersonics are leaving any day now. It just seems silly having teams in places like Dallas, North Carolina, Two teams in Florida (which franchises are much more stables than their baseball counterparts, but i could imagine finding a fanbase wouldn’t be easy), Arizona, 3 in California, and etc, but not one Seattle. Itd just make sense having a team here. Would Vancouver feel threatened at all?

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