Ryan Rowland-Smith’s time in Venezuela

DMZ · March 25, 2008 at 4:07 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Fun reading: check it out. h/t to WJ Duffy for the email.


10 Responses to “Ryan Rowland-Smith’s time in Venezuela”

  1. klosetfann on March 25th, 2008 4:25 pm

    You know you’ve made it to the show, when you get free coffee. Hopefully the luck continues, and he has a tremendous year.

  2. Kazinski on March 25th, 2008 5:35 pm

    “Using his 150kmh fastball”

    Now we know who swiped Jamie Moyer’s radar gun.

  3. jlc on March 25th, 2008 6:03 pm

    Do stores in Seattle shut down so Ichiro can shop privately, or in the states do we just do that for Oprah?

  4. skipj on March 25th, 2008 7:48 pm

    RE: #3

    In my case, stores CLOSE so I can’t shop there. I do like RR-S though, dammit, he’s the first hyphenated MLB player.

    And I feel that the Aussies are ready for baseball, they already have surfing. God knows they have the weather for both.

  5. Mike Snow on March 25th, 2008 8:08 pm

    Great stuff. Reading a pitcher’s velocity in km/h was almost as fun as hearing baseball terminology in French (Geoff Baker should do that sometime).

  6. rea on March 26th, 2008 5:34 am

    Doesn’t 150 kph = a mere 90 mph? At least, that’s my recollection from the last time I drove in Canada. Sounds more impressive in kph, though.

  7. Graham on March 26th, 2008 5:57 am

    Yeah, RRS doesn’t throw hard at all.

    He’s still the man though.

  8. Carson on March 26th, 2008 7:57 am

    Pretty cool story. I can’t imagine going down there. The roaches would be the least of my concerns.

  9. Slippery Elmer on March 26th, 2008 9:19 am

    RR-S, regarding Griffey, Jr: “I thought that it was pretty cool, because even my mates back in Australia would know who he was because he was on The Simpsons.”

    This makes me laugh, though it’s kind of sad that my biggest sports hero as a kid is now internationally known for being a cartoon character.

  10. Pete Livengood on March 26th, 2008 10:17 am

    “Doesn’t 150 kph = a mere 90 mph?”

    More like 93. a kilometer is .621371192 of a mile, so a 150 kph fastball is a scosh faster than 93 mph…. that’s nothing special, but nothing to sneeze at, either – especially if it has movement.

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