Game 4, Mariners at Orioles

Dave · April 4, 2008 at 3:34 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Washburn vs Loewen, 4:05 pm.

Good chance that this game won’t happen due to weather, but just in case, here’s a game thread for you all. In reality, we might not want this game to happen, as McLaren is planning on running out his Ibanez/Ichiro/Morse outfield of doom against the left-handed Adam Loewen, and is apparently not even noticing that noted flyballer Jarrod Washburn is taking the hill for his club. Morse/Ibanez is easily the worst defensive corner outfield tandem in baseball, and could provide some avert-your-eyes cringeworthy moments. Rain might be preferable to watching that, honestly.


270 Responses to “Game 4, Mariners at Orioles”

  1. Go Felix on April 4th, 2008 7:06 pm


  2. drjeff on April 4th, 2008 7:06 pm

    Hearing “Morse entered the game for defensive purposes” was a little chilling.

  3. Typical Idiot Fan on April 4th, 2008 7:07 pm

    lol Mike Morse… continuing to make us all look like chumps for doubting him.

  4. msb on April 4th, 2008 7:08 pm

    ok, George, I love you, but we need this game 🙂

    oh, and I think Cairo is over here

  5. ndrfx on April 4th, 2008 7:11 pm

    Vidro with quite an at bat here.

  6. scott19 on April 4th, 2008 7:12 pm

    Two “r’s” in Sherrill…slapping my own hands there!

    238: Come to think of it, Russ Davis was pretty good at hitting irrelevant home runs as well.

  7. Go Felix on April 4th, 2008 7:13 pm

    Yay, idiots on the field!!!

  8. crazyray7391 on April 4th, 2008 7:13 pm


    It takes a special player to be that good at it, don’t you think?

  9. Some Dude on April 4th, 2008 7:17 pm

    What the hell was going on there before Joh batted?

  10. crazyray7391 on April 4th, 2008 7:20 pm

    Some clown was out on the field and FSN won’t show it because they don’t condone it.

  11. msb on April 4th, 2008 7:21 pm

    fool out on the field; apparently the crack security team took all that time to actually get down on the field & corral him.

    “fat, drunk & stupid is no way to go through life, son”

  12. msb on April 4th, 2008 7:23 pm

    it isn’t just FSN– MLB asks all broadcast teams to not show them, trying to keep the wannabes from trying it

  13. scott19 on April 4th, 2008 7:27 pm

    From as long as took them to rope that ‘lil dogie, it could be surmised that the “crack security team” at Camden Yards has been dosing out on too many hot dogs and donuts over the winter. 🙂

  14. scott19 on April 4th, 2008 7:37 pm

    246: I thought I remembered seeing some Talosians listed in the Mitchell Report! 😉

  15. MedicineHat on April 4th, 2008 7:41 pm

    Watching the Reds/Phillies game….griffey just made the ump change teh advertisement that scrolls behind home plate because he was having a hard time seeing the ball from the outfield as the pitcher pitched.

  16. Kazinski on April 4th, 2008 7:42 pm

    Hmmm, on the one hand “Clutchiness” is not a measurable so it doesn’t exist, on the other hand some players excel at hitting “meaningless” home runs?

    Can’t have it both ways.

  17. Paul B on April 4th, 2008 7:49 pm

    There’s no clutch hitters, because if there were then one would have to ask why they let up and play poorly when the bases are empty.

    There probably are, however, anti-clutch hitters, players that do not do well under pressure. They tend not to last too long in the majors, though.

    Then there is Sexson, a .200 hitter who has enough power to hit one out once in awhile, if the pitcher cooperates.

    Does McLaren just do stuff at random sometimes? Or does he just not think every innnig?

  18. msb on April 4th, 2008 8:25 pm

    I love this week of the year, free baseball.

    Rick Ankiel making two nice outfield plays on balls thrown by Ryan Franklin (think pitchers ever ponder that their outfielder had more raw talent as a pitcher than they’ll ever dream of?)

    Justin Deuscherererer making a start for the A’s

    hearing the Cleveland commentators say ‘our own Asdrubal Cabrera’

    Ben Broussard hits a grannie to give Texas a 5 run lead vs the Angels

  19. Sentinel on April 5th, 2008 12:39 am

    Does McLaren just do stuff at random sometimes? Or does he just not think every innnig?

    Well, let’s see…

    Exhibit A: Pull Lopez for WFB, but leave Raaaauuuuuul! in against the lefty.

    That’s all I need to see.

  20. Breadbaker on April 5th, 2008 1:21 am

    268: I think Messrs. Franklin and Ankiel try not to speak to one another, so no one would consider they are contemplating a “buy” together.

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