Pitchers and Catchers! Pitchers and Catchers!

Dave · February 13, 2008 at 8:28 am · Filed Under Mariners 

Need I say more? Woooooooo – baseball is back!


35 Responses to “Pitchers and Catchers! Pitchers and Catchers!”

  1. msb on February 13th, 2008 8:45 am

    ahhhhhhh. and when do we get the traditional shots of guys in cleats, clonking their way across the concrete & down to the field…

    oh, and just how does Jim Street write stuff like this with a straight face?

    But for the first time since Martinez retired in ’04, the designated hitter position last season became an offensive bright spot.

  2. klosetfann on February 13th, 2008 8:50 am

    I’ve never been so excited for mediocrity and disappointment.

  3. galaxieboi on February 13th, 2008 8:55 am


  4. Jar on February 13th, 2008 9:04 am


  5. mdbru45 on February 13th, 2008 9:07 am


    C’mon, man. If ever there is a time to have (even false) hope, Spring Training is the time. No matter how we all feel about the various roster moves, let’s do our best to be excited while we still can…

  6. bakomariner on February 13th, 2008 9:09 am

    I’m fired up…planning on spending a weekend in AZ watching the boys…not having any World Series delusions, but I love this team!

  7. galaxieboi on February 13th, 2008 9:12 am

    planning on spending a weekend in AZ watching the boys


    I’ll be thinking about that while I’m in Denver this weekend in the snow. Bah.

  8. bakomariner on February 13th, 2008 9:15 am

    It will be my first trip to AZ…living in Cali has two Ms related advantages…although the three games I got to in Anaheim last year were terrible, except for the Broussard grand slam…hope he can do it again this year…oops…

  9. OppositeField on February 13th, 2008 9:42 am

    I knew something felt different when I woke up this morning. Must be time for baseball again!

  10. dark dragon master on February 13th, 2008 9:58 am

    The most wonderful time of the year! I am soooo amped for this season! My hopes aren’t too high, but if the ball bounces our way and we upseat the Angels for the AL West, we should send Adam Jones some playoff game tickets.

  11. jlc on February 13th, 2008 10:15 am

    Today’s like Halloween, which is a day you look forward to in itself, but you also know it means that Christmas (Opening Day) is now within reach.

    Today we also have a perfect pitching staff; no one has done a thing wrong and all things are possible.

  12. dlb on February 13th, 2008 11:07 am

    I would prefer to read: “Pitchers and Catchers report that HoRam is missing”

  13. zzyzx on February 13th, 2008 11:12 am

    Pitchers and catchers report, the rush to daylight is starting, and it’s supposed to be sunny and near 60 this weekend. The long, dark days are over. Here’s to the M’s being relevant in September again!

  14. Mo Vaughn Is My Hero on February 13th, 2008 11:19 am

    Wow Dave, I’ve never seen you this excited!

  15. Jay R. on February 13th, 2008 11:27 am

    Here’s to completely outperforming all possible expectations. If not that, then here’s to failing so utterly that there is no choice but to completely dismantle the front office.

  16. bergamot on February 13th, 2008 11:28 am

    Thursday’s expected high temperature in Peoria, AZ, is 61 degrees. Of course, that prediction is only based on a bunch of numbers and probabilities and stuff. If the Sun displays more veteran grit, it could be a lot warmer.

  17. dlb on February 13th, 2008 11:55 am

    #16 – love the analogy!

  18. SCL on February 13th, 2008 12:45 pm

    You can’t get much more veteran than the Sun. If only our veterans could be shine as bright as they once did.

  19. msb on February 13th, 2008 12:49 pm

    I had such hopes of getting back down there this spring. I even had the promise of a free beer.

    but, no.

    damn you Visa Bill!

  20. Desmond on February 13th, 2008 12:52 pm

    1- I believe I understand your frustration with that quote, considering that Vidro doesn’t have the power we would like him to have as DH, but he was still a bright spot… relatively speaking of course.

    I about spit my coffee out when I read this though:

    “When the Mariners acquired switch-hitter Jose Vidro … no one expected him to be an Edgar Martinez clone.”

    About the only thing similar between the two is there ferocious speed rounding the bases.

  21. Teej on February 13th, 2008 1:03 pm

    I’ll probably drive out to Peoria (from San Diego) at some point, just haven’t picked a weekend yet. Go M’s!

  22. Teej on February 13th, 2008 1:10 pm

    Oh, and since this is a pretty general thread, this shouldn’t be considered hijacking, right?

    Mac has named Bedard the Opening Day starter.

  23. JJD on February 13th, 2008 1:27 pm

    I didn’t think you guys LIKED baseball or the Mariners. 🙂

  24. msb on February 13th, 2008 1:35 pm

    oh, right.

    I’ll go back in the basement.

  25. milendriel on February 13th, 2008 2:44 pm

    I didn’t know Dave’s keyboard had an exclamation point key on it.

  26. msb on February 13th, 2008 3:31 pm

    doesn’t it usually get tapped on the Happy Felix Days?

  27. joser on February 13th, 2008 3:53 pm

    damn you Visa Bill!
    That’s what we’re calling Bavasi now? Hmm, I guess if you reorder the letters in his last name…

    Anyway… Pitchers and Catchers and Ponies, oh my!

  28. galaxieboi on February 13th, 2008 3:55 pm

    I didn’t think you guys LIKED baseball or the Mariners.

    I didn’t know Dave’s keyboard had an exclamation point key on it.

    Oh man. Someone is gonna get [bees].

  29. msb on February 13th, 2008 4:10 pm


    bees only attack the purveyors of ‘prospect’.

  30. Taylor H on February 13th, 2008 9:53 pm

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  31. thefin190 on February 14th, 2008 12:20 am

    If there is anytime to show optimism in your team, it’s now. Not saying I am happy with the decisions made this offseason, but I still try to try to find something good in the hometown team. Hey guys, Two Aces!!?!?!! Can’t beat that. I can’t wait until single game tickets go on sale. WoOoOoOoOoOoOooOOOooooOOOOoooOoooOo!

    16 – Love that analogy. Hopefully the sun can bounce back after a poor summer in Seattle last year. I have a feeling it will.

  32. BillyJive on February 14th, 2008 3:33 am

    Speaking of HoRam…the Red Sox are looking for a decent middle of the rotation guy. How about hoRam straight up for CoCo Crisp?

    *Falls Off Chair Laughing*

    Woo Hoo Spring Training!!!
    Go M’s

  33. BillyJive on February 14th, 2008 3:34 am


  34. rea on February 14th, 2008 6:17 am

    I remember Tiger broadcaster Ernie Harwell from my youth, who would open his first broadcast of a spring game by reading from the Song of Soloman:

    For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;

    The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come, and the voice of the turtle is heard in our land;

    The fig tree putteth forth her green figs, and the vines with the tender grape give a good smell. Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away.

  35. mln on February 14th, 2008 7:01 am

    Need I say more? Woooooooo – baseball is back!

    Not only is baseball back, but so are the Mariners. Woot!

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