Ding ding ding ding ding

DMZ · February 29, 2008 at 12:01 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

msb noted that we have a winner!

Cairo, or “I can’t believe he’s not Willie” is such a great imitation of Willie that McLaren will now be freed to use Bloomquist more! Which also tells you something about the daring nature of McLaren’s in-game tactics! Thrill to the thought of a year of these two together, occupying not one but TWO YES TWO bench spots every game, all season long!

baby wild horse, so cute, like Willie. Also, like Willie, a good runner. Which one gets all the press though? Bloomquist. It's like a horse can't get a break in this town.

(“baby wild horse” by plizzba and used under the Creative Commons license)


63 Responses to “Ding ding ding ding ding”

  1. Dobbs on March 1st, 2008 12:23 pm

    Given that Mac was so terrible last year also and lost probably 4-5 games using Rick White, not to mention the other mistakes… it seems possible we could’ve won 92 games last season and therefore, Whiteless, we’re maybe a 100+ win team by getting Bedard.



  2. seadiv88 on March 1st, 2008 12:37 pm

    At least Willie loves baseball as much as Jose and Felix love food. I don’t understand why you guys pick on him so much. Most successful teams have a scrappy, soft hittin’, good base runnin’, utility guy. (ie. Sojo).

  3. DMZ on March 1st, 2008 12:59 pm

    Please cross-apply all previous statements w/r/t our opinion on Bloomquist, his use on the team, and coverage of him. We’re no picking on him.

  4. Jeff Nye on March 1st, 2008 1:05 pm

    Now I know how Bill Murray’s character felt in Groundhog Day.

  5. pygmalion on March 1st, 2008 1:10 pm

    Sojo could hit like Willie on steroids.

    Wait, is that joke inappropriate now? Or not? I can’t tell anymore.

  6. Walrus on March 1st, 2008 2:25 pm

    I know this article is about WFB but….How do you think that Cairo feels being the WFB clone? and only to get off the bench in case WFB gets used in the game first???? Maybe hearing this news, Cairo will just retire.

  7. pygmalion on March 1st, 2008 2:30 pm

    Re: Picking on Willie

    Maybe the confusion arises from the fact that although you do not pick on Willie Ballgame, you do put the slam down on Willie-Lovers like the Kitsap Sun.

  8. gwangung on March 1st, 2008 3:44 pm

    You may want ONE Bloomquist, but not necessarily TWO Bloomquists…

  9. msb on March 1st, 2008 10:43 pm

    At least Willie loves baseball as much as Jose and Felix love food.

    um, have you seen Felix? He checked in at 218 this spring.

  10. BigJared on March 2nd, 2008 10:37 am

    Over the last 3 years WFB is 21 for 56 (.375!) on turf. If we just dig up the grass at Safeco and put down a rug, Willie could be the next coming of Ty Cobb.

  11. behappy on March 2nd, 2008 5:32 pm

    Wouldn’t it make sense for the M’s to rotate Clement and Kenji between DH and catcher? Then have Vidro coming off the bench. He would be a great PH, expensive but good. That solves a few problems, LH power bat, keeps kenji fresh, makes the bench stronger.That way we have a good OBP guy coming off the bench in Vidro. Seems like DH/back-up cathcer is the perfect postion for Clement. What do you guys think?

  12. behappy on March 2nd, 2008 5:38 pm

    We can still use Burke as the back up catcher. Or do you think Clements defensive is so bad that he needs another full year in AAA to develop? I think he is ready NOW to hit full time in the Bigs, what do we need more than a LH power bat?

  13. philosofool on March 2nd, 2008 7:12 pm

    But McLaren had his reasons. He admits he was often saving Bloomquist for late-inning situations in close games

    Because, though he’s not good enough to start daily, he has special clutch magic that helps us when things are bad. Jeebus.

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