M’s post media guide

DMZ · March 4, 2008 at 8:16 am · Filed Under Mariners 

Check it out, the 2008 Mariner Media Guide, chock full of bios, weird team history, and wacky tidbits.

Let us know if you come across anything particularly interesting.


24 Responses to “M’s post media guide”

  1. msb on March 4th, 2008 8:44 am

    it isn’t yet in the M’s official media guide, but [Niehaus] has been just fascinated by the ST media guide which tells him that Bronson Sardinha’s middle name is “Kiheimahanaomauiakeo”

  2. NODO Dweller on March 4th, 2008 8:58 am

    On Phillippe Aumont (http://seattle.mariners.mlb.com/pressbox/downloads/y2008/sea/players2.pdf):

    “2007: Participated in the Mariners 2007 Arizona Instructional League… rated as the Mariners No. 2 prospect by Baseball America and as having the fastball in the organization.”

    Is there only one fastball in the whole organization? 😉

  3. msb on March 4th, 2008 9:01 am


    Wash volunteered to give it up to a younger player. He’s a team guy.

  4. joser on March 4th, 2008 9:17 am

    Randy Johnson had an extra, so he left it with the team, but he hid it so Moyer couldn’t find it.

  5. J on March 4th, 2008 10:06 am

    I had a couple that I noticed from the minor league section.

    Nathan Adcock, 6th round pick from the ’06 draft out of a Kentucky high school, has apparently turned 23 recently. They grow up so fast… *sniffle*

    Anthony Fernandez, a left-hander who pitched in the Dominican Summer League last year, is listed as being twelve-years-old, which I’m pretty sure is in violation of signing laws. Of course, if you’re into hyping age relative to level of competition, the M’s might have something really special here.

  6. Jack Howland on March 4th, 2008 10:56 am

    Ichiro needs 19 SBs to become the Mariners all time stolen base leader.

    Putz needs 44 saves to become the Mariners all time saves leader.

  7. joser on March 4th, 2008 11:19 am

    Putz needs 44 saves to become the Mariners all time saves leader.

    And 45 would tie him for most in a single season (Sasaki, 2001). But 44 would represent about 50% of their wins (or more, depending on how you think they’ll do) and that just seems like a lot. More likely that record will fall to him in ’09 (assuming he’s still with the team).

  8. Evan on March 4th, 2008 11:27 am

    Wow. There is no mention in the media guide that Ichiro is only 130 hits away from 3,000.

  9. Malicious_Draconian on March 4th, 2008 11:32 am

    Appearently A-Rod lead the leauge in runs with .143…

  10. Jack Howland on March 4th, 2008 11:45 am

    7- I didn’t mean to imply that Putz was a sure thing to break that, but those were the two records which I saw that looked even reasonably obtainable.

    I see no reason that Putz won’t be on the team in 2009. Meaning I can’t imagine the current front office trading him even if it meant improving the team overall.

  11. lordbison on March 4th, 2008 12:06 pm

    Director of Baseball Administration Jim Na named his kid Cooperstown. Come on, really?

  12. mln on March 4th, 2008 1:25 pm

    Interesting factoid: Willie Bloomquist is now the third longest-tenured Mariner.

    Entering his 7th season with the M’s, Bloomquist now trails only Raul Ibanez and Ichiro.

    When Willie retires as a Mariner in a decade or so, I wonder if they will have one of those retirement ceremonies for him like they had for Edgar.

  13. smb on March 4th, 2008 1:49 pm


    Sounds like a great opportunity for the shortest retrospective highlight film of all time.

  14. sass on March 4th, 2008 2:12 pm


    I was watching ESPN the weekend uh…this weekend…and one of the “bold predictions” from the Baseball Tonight staff (I can’t remember who, they all run together) was that JJ would save 60 games. Unrealistic, but I thought it was interesting that someone actually noticed that there is a good closer in the American league who doesn’t play for the Red Sox.

  15. drjeff on March 4th, 2008 3:04 pm

    Human Resources VP Marianne Short has what could possibly be the worst hair in the entire Pacific Northwest region. Just sayin’.

  16. drjeff on March 4th, 2008 3:06 pm

    Oh, and my Adobe Reader seems to want to open the media guide at 158%, likely in tribute to the amount of effort WFB gives on the basepaths.

  17. msb on March 4th, 2008 3:13 pm

    Director of Baseball Administration Jim Na named his kid Cooperstown. Come on, really?

    oh, yeah– it was noted at the time

  18. Dash on March 4th, 2008 3:27 pm

    Is that a picture of John Ellis or Sam Waterson?

  19. smb on March 4th, 2008 3:49 pm


    Noted, not a great pic. When I worked for the club I did have occasion to do some jobs for her, and let me tell you, she is about the nicest lady on the planet. I give her a pass on the hair.

  20. joser on March 4th, 2008 5:04 pm

    Not sure if this is actually in the media guide but

    Turn Back the Clock to the 1980s on Saturday, July 19, vs. the Cleveland Indians. The Mariners will wear V-neck pullover tops with Mariners in blue and gold across the chest and royal blue caps with a gold S. The Indians will wear uniforms featured in the movie Major League. Fans are encouraged to wear their vintage 80s attire.

    How awesome would it be if Putz came out wearing Charlie Sheen’s heavy black-rimmed glasses with the little skull and cross-bones over the nose piece? (Speaking of Putz, he gets a soul patch night on April 12th).

  21. drjeff on March 4th, 2008 5:05 pm

    19 – I have pictures of my Senior Prom from 1976 that would make that one look like America’s Next Top Model. Longer hair, too!

  22. joser on March 4th, 2008 7:00 pm

    21 — And those are just the guys!

  23. brad_i on March 6th, 2008 11:53 pm

    Interesting note on Yuniesky Betancourt:
    The media guide points out that Yuni committed 19 of his 23 errors before the All-Star break (thus using a small sample to imply improvement), but also say that he didn’t commit his first error until May 7th. That means he made NINETEEN errors between May 7th and July 8th, a span of 58 games. That’s one error every three games. That’s bad shortstopping.
    Of course, during part of that errorfest (May 20th to June 9th) Yuni had a 20-game hitting streak.

  24. joser on March 7th, 2008 12:16 am

    Is that a picture of John Ellis or Sam Waterson?

    In the Mariners baseball system, the fans are screwed over by two separate yet equally incompetent groups: the front office, who pay too much for the wrong players, and the ownership, who hires the front office. These are their stories.

    Dum dum!

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