Tonight’s Cactus League Report

DMZ · March 5, 2008 at 12:07 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

As msb writes:

Tonight—listen with awe as Rizzs and Sims try to ask Mat Olkin what he does….

Yes! KOMO has your evening entertainment covered!

Cactus League Report
every Wednesday from 7-9pm

Hosts Rick Rizzs and Dave Sims keep you updated on all the Spring Training news LIVE from McDuffy’s Sports Bar in Peoria, AZ.
This Weeks Guests
Jarrod Washburn
Norm Charlton
Greg Norton
Ryan Rowland-Smith
Mike Morse
Brant Ust
Matt Olkin (Player Personnel Management Consultant)
Art Theil

Come on, you can’t spell Mat (one T) or Art Thiel’s name correctly? Or make “week” possessive?


41 Responses to “Tonight’s Cactus League Report”

  1. Mike Snow on March 5th, 2008 12:46 pm

    They must not have their terms of service embedded in their submit button.

  2. PositivePaul on March 5th, 2008 12:51 pm

    And on the XM broadcast, Dave pronounces “Olkin” as “Oklin” anyway, so, it shows you how much influence he has on the team…

  3. msb on March 5th, 2008 12:54 pm

    he’s still giddy from those two Sexson ribbies.

  4. galaxieboi on March 5th, 2008 12:58 pm

    Is Olkin on tonight? That’d be bitchin’.

  5. Gomez on March 5th, 2008 1:36 pm

    As a regular listener of KOMO’s AM morning news… they’re not the brightest tools in the shed.

  6. joser on March 5th, 2008 2:09 pm

    And on the XM broadcast, Dave pronounces “Olkin” as “Oklin” anyway, so, it shows you how much influence he has on the team…

    He was also the only one that Dave didn’t provide a title/position for. I don’t think Dave knows what he does. But that seems to reflect the M’s in general.

    Dave’s talking to Lee Pelekoudas at the momenet and he said (paraphrasing) “There might be another spot on the bench if we go with just 11 pitchers, but that’s hard to do and there aren’t many teams that only go with 11 pitchers anymore.”


  7. Typical Idiot Fan on March 5th, 2008 2:14 pm

    Niehaus just used the “they’re unproven prospects” comment. Times like these that I’m glad for the movie The Prince of Egypt:

    I send a pestilence and plague
    Into your house, into your bed
    Into your streams, into your streets
    Into your drink, into your bread
    Upon your cattle, on your sheep
    Upon your oxen in your field
    Into your dreams, into your sleep
    Until you break, until you yield
    I send the swarm, I send the horde
    Thus saith the Lord

  8. sidereal on March 5th, 2008 2:18 pm

    Off topic, but [deleted, off-topic]

  9. John D. on March 5th, 2008 3:28 pm

    Re: # 6 –

    Dave’s talking to Lee Pelekoudas at the momenet and he said (paraphrasing) “There might be another spot on the bench if we go with just 11 pitchers, but that’s hard to do and there aren’t many teams that only go with 11 pitchers anymore.”


    Can’t remember exactly, but I think it’s 28 or 29.

  10. sass on March 5th, 2008 3:28 pm

    This is related to the cactus league, so… Did everyone see that we beat the Angels’ scrubs? We rule!

  11. TomC on March 5th, 2008 4:32 pm

    I think it would be much more entertaining if Rizzs and Sims really started drinking hard at McDuffy’s Sports Bar during the show and at the end had to pick their favorite and leat favorite Mariner’s players.

  12. TomC on March 5th, 2008 4:35 pm

    *least favorite*

  13. Jeff Nye on March 5th, 2008 4:35 pm

    Well, hopefully the bees will give Niehaus a break.

    I would advise him not to tempt fate too many times, though, since the bees have already made a point of flexing their muscles in their encounter with Ibanez and Balentien.

  14. shortbus on March 5th, 2008 5:31 pm


    Angels manager Mike Scioscia didn’t get as caught up in the hoopla as his counterpart.

    “It’s all about getting our work in and getting where we need to get to, not anything else,” he said.

    Sigh…why do we always have to have the self-deluding managers obsessed with irrelevancies?

  15. mstaples on March 5th, 2008 8:45 pm

    I think they’re waiting to spell those things correctly until Dave spells “dependent” correctly. (Love the content, Dave – just noting the irony of your co-author’s comments.)

  16. DMZ on March 5th, 2008 8:54 pm

    That’s not ironic.

  17. DaveValleDrinkNight on March 5th, 2008 10:03 pm

    It’s too bad Chuck the Peanut guy’s no longer with us, he’d be a better interview. At least Sims and Rizz are running the interviews now.
    Does anybody else remember the game last year where Niehaus said that Milton Bradley was having a great season for the M’s?
    No doubt about that Dave, no doubt about that.

  18. msb on March 6th, 2008 11:25 am

    do you mean Rick Kaminski, the peanut guy?

  19. bunk_medal on March 6th, 2008 12:08 pm

    “That’s not ironic.”

    I wouldn’t say it’s ironic either. It’s pretty much the standard response whenever someone tries to obnoxiously correct another person’s spelling mistakes.

  20. msb on March 6th, 2008 12:51 pm

    is it too much to hope that a page written by KOMO and put online by KOMO might check first that they have listed their guests correctly?

  21. mstaples on March 6th, 2008 1:12 pm

    I find it ironic that you’re a spelling freak when Dave can’t spell various things correctly. That, to me, is unexpected, reflective of incongruous behavior (albeit among two different people), and otherwise is consistent with accepted, if not classical, use of the term. If you don’t like my use of the term, that’s fine. You can be the victor in your spelling and definitional battles with the radio station AND with me. Way to go.

  22. Graham on March 6th, 2008 1:29 pm

    Prolonged discussions over proper usage of the word ‘irony’ make moderators sad.

  23. msb on March 6th, 2008 1:41 pm

    um, cactus league. Staying on-topic.

    yay, Tui!

  24. DMZ on March 6th, 2008 3:26 pm

    Whatever. If you want to abuse the term all you want, feel free to go listen to “Ironic” over and over and think about how two authors who spell differently is like rain on your wedding day.

    Or a freeeeee riiiiiiiiiiiide when you already paid.

  25. DMZ on March 6th, 2008 3:33 pm

    (that’s intended to be humorous, if that’s not clear from the singing part)

  26. Jeff Nye on March 6th, 2008 3:36 pm

    Oh god, now I have that song stuck in my head.

    Make it stop. 🙁

  27. reality3 on March 6th, 2008 3:39 pm

    On a side note, Reed is hitting very well. Rumor has it he went 3-3 yesterday in the minor league game with an HR and then got another hit in the big league game. Why are the M’s keeping him if they are not going to play him. He is a perfect fit for a national league team. He is the 2nd best outfielder in the organization and they are not sure if he will make the team. C’mon now. Trade him and let him have a career.

  28. planB on March 6th, 2008 3:58 pm

    For a song titled “Ironic” to contain little or no irony is actually somewhat ironic.

  29. msb on March 6th, 2008 3:59 pm

    C’mon now. Trade him and let him have a career.

    little early in the spring for that …

  30. Zobmie on March 6th, 2008 4:00 pm

    From todays game:

    Will Carroll:

    “Hernandez is using the slider and yes, the reaction from today is “f**king nasty.” Not sure what it means if anything for his durability. I’m hoping to see video.”

    I wouldn’t mind seeing some video either…

  31. DaveValleDrinkNight on March 6th, 2008 4:40 pm

    And now we have Alanis Morrisette. Anybody have an Ice Pick I can use to carve that damn song from my skull?

    We beat the Brewers today, WOOOO!
    Felix went four, struck out five, and walked zero.
    He did give up two solo shots though.

  32. kenshabby on March 6th, 2008 5:39 pm

    At least mstaples didn’t use “ironic” to refer to a mere coincidence, like 80% of sports broadcasters do (including nearly every highlights jockey at ESPN). “Ironically, they were teammates in college, and are now reunited in the bigs!” No, no, NO.

    And tonight I shall have a nightmare about being stuck in a car, surrounded by four singing Alanises. Ugh.

  33. DMZ on March 6th, 2008 6:03 pm

    Boy, that’d be ironic.

  34. Wishhiker on March 6th, 2008 8:26 pm

    It would be somewhat ironic if he misspelled the word misspell which happens to be one of the most commonly misspelled words. Misspell being one of the most misspelled words is not ironic, however.

  35. DMZ on March 6th, 2008 8:41 pm

    It’s the gooooooooooood adviiiiiiiiiiiiice that you just can’t take…

  36. DMZ on March 6th, 2008 8:42 pm

    True and potentially ironic fact: the first time I heard “Ironic” I liked it.

  37. Jeff Nye on March 6th, 2008 8:59 pm

    Uhoh, Derek’s lost his mind. We’re going to have to put him down.

    *gets out dart gun*

  38. joser on March 7th, 2008 12:31 am

    Derek has demonstrated questionable eccentric tastes in music in the past.

  39. DMZ on March 7th, 2008 12:53 am

    To be fair, the song was played for me by the future Mrs. DMZ, who owned the album, so you can see where I’d be favorably inclined.

  40. joser on March 7th, 2008 1:48 am

    Isn’t that ironic.

  41. msb on March 7th, 2008 8:38 am

    “…sometime the ballpark has an affect on you”

    Mike Cameron on moving to the “fair” ballpark in Milwaukee after playing in more spacious parks.

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