Your choice of colors, too

DMZ · May 9, 2008 at 8:00 am · Filed Under Mariners 

towels in a store

Towels” by tico24, cc-licensed

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45 Responses to “Your choice of colors, too”

  1. smb on May 9th, 2008 8:20 am

    Are we sure we shouldn’t be throwing in a frilly duvetco or lace linen instead?

  2. jro on May 9th, 2008 8:24 am

    In a show of solidarity with Sexie, I’d also like to throw in a matching helmet.

  3. galaxieboi on May 9th, 2008 8:43 am

    Yeah, I don’t get the helmet thing. C’mon, Richie don’t do that. You wanna fight? Get out there and slug him. I’ve been in a good half dozen baseball fights (I had a terrible temper growing up, something I’ve gotten control of the last 7 or 8 years) and never even thought of throwing my helmet at someone. Frankly it looked a little bush league. Especially since Felix decided that hitting Kinsler (?) was ok after he had hit a homerun.

  4. galaxieboi on May 9th, 2008 8:47 am

    Oh, I’d like an orange towel please.

  5. cheapseats on May 9th, 2008 8:55 am

    Fight Night at the Safe!!!!!!!!!!!

    Featuring: Boom Boom Sexson vs. (his batting av.)

    The towel analogy is now just too perfect…

    This is great, guys.

    But where do we go from here?

  6. DMZ on May 9th, 2008 8:57 am

    “But where do we go from here?”

    I have a variety of towel-related pictures

  7. Jeff Nye on May 9th, 2008 9:01 am

    Do you have a shammy?

    There’s an awful lot of suck to soak up. More absorbency would be nice.

  8. Jed MC on May 9th, 2008 9:02 am

    Do you have a picture of a towel in flight? A dark teal towel headed towards a garbage can or toilet seems about right.

  9. msb on May 9th, 2008 9:07 am

    just think of all the things we can entertain ourselves with, as the summer goes along ….

  10. cheapseats on May 9th, 2008 9:07 am

    Humor does help.

    Too bad we don’t have a Bob Uecker announcing…

  11. galaxieboi on May 9th, 2008 9:07 am

    I have a variety of towel-related pictures

    But Derek, there’s like 130 games left. That’s a lot of towel pictures. Are there LOLTowels?

  12. Bernoulli on May 9th, 2008 9:08 am

    buy from Amazon and save $0.04!

  13. PositivePaul on May 9th, 2008 9:14 am

    What, have you forgotten THE Towel???

  14. GoSox on May 9th, 2008 9:14 am

    In the wake of the whole Buzz Bissenger blow-up (you know that if he hates sabermetrics, and he hates blogs, he must REALLY hate sabermetrically-inclined blogs), I find it hilarious to hear one commentator after another say “what a surprise that the Mariners are so bad, EVERYONE had picked them to be good this year.”

    Everyone, that is, except for blogs that judged teams quantitatively. Score yet another one for the blogosphere and sabermetrics.

    P.S. The results of your pseudo-Monte Carlo analysis that had the A’s as contenders isn’t looking so crazy anymore, is it?

  15. joser on May 9th, 2008 9:22 am

    I think we should chip in and get everybody in the M’s FO one of these, in M’s colors.

    Or perhaps a set of posters? (I was going to suggest a couple in particular, but so many apply…)

  16. Manzanillos Cup on May 9th, 2008 9:22 am

    .244/.305/368

    Our team is Neifi Perez

  17. msb on May 9th, 2008 9:26 am

    here you are

  18. gwangung on May 9th, 2008 9:33 am
  19. WTF_Ms on May 9th, 2008 9:44 am

    Sometimes, the stats, and history don’t lie….and it’s painful to watch it come true.

  20. DKJ on May 9th, 2008 9:48 am

    Folks, no one predicted flat line death such as we are experiencing.

    There is bound to be regression to a mean. So they will start losing by 7-4, 11-2, you know, decent scores.

    Look forward to some great stories from Dave Niehaus during these long, long innings. Switch to the radio staring in the fifth.

    And, hey, I have noticed Blowers just shutting up from time to time, especially when Dave says something remotely interesting. This shows a growing self-awareness on his part that can only end in his resignation in favor of his new career, heading up the insurance agency that has his name on it out there somewhere.

    Putting a positive spin on revolving in our collective baseball grave . . .

  21. msb on May 9th, 2008 9:48 am

    Sandmeyer just helpfully pointed out that the next three games are against right-handers with better records than the Texas right-handers who just shut out the Ms.

    sigh.

  22. msb on May 9th, 2008 9:50 am

    This shows a growing self-awareness on his part that can only end in his resignation in favor of his new career, heading up the insurance agency that has his name on it out there somewhere.

    oh, Blow already has that other career in hand …

  23. coasty141 on May 9th, 2008 9:50 am

    -I always think of a white towel being used in this context. Not original but thats what I think of.

    – I can’t help but think ground crew from the motion picture Major League, “Oh no! We suck again”

  24. galaxieboi on May 9th, 2008 9:53 am

    Honestly, I feel even worse for Dave and Derek than anyone else through all of this. This whole blog thing is A LOT of work and they put up with a good deal of crap too. Now to have the team just look completely helpless out there can’t make this anymore fun.

  25. msb on May 9th, 2008 9:54 am

    well. how did I miss this last night?

  26. Beniitec on May 9th, 2008 9:56 am

    From the M’s website and mlb.com…there’s an article, Clement at the plate. At the end of the article there’s a tidbits section: “Utility infielder Miguel Cairo is working on a hitting streak for the first time this season. He reached on a broken-bat single in the ninth inning in Thursday night’s game — the fourth and final hit of the game for the Mariners. … ”

    Yes, that’s how bad it has gotten… O M G. Just because he finally got lucky he’s “working on a hitting streak.”

  27. joser on May 9th, 2008 9:57 am

    Anybody know the modern record for most innings without a run by any team? We have to have something to get excited about. Knowing the M’s, they’ll get a run one inning shy of setting a new record.

  28. Sports on a Schtick on May 9th, 2008 9:59 am

    I’m pretty sure one is not a streak, but whatever.

    #25

    Yea, that’s the real reason Sexson threw down.

    “Don’t bring Ben back! I can handle my business!”

  29. jspektor on May 9th, 2008 9:59 am

    27 – I have been trying to find that for a while … been searching. Maybe I will give KJR a call and find out.

  30. joser on May 9th, 2008 10:01 am

    Honestly, I feel even worse for Dave and Derek than anyone else through all of this. This whole blog thing is A LOT of work and they put up with a good deal of crap too. Now to have the team just look completely helpless out there can’t make this anymore fun.

    Yeah, but there has to be a certain grim satisfaction in being right where all of the traditional media was wrong (and gave them crap about being overly negative to boot). Besides, these guys have been fans for a long time. For those of us that can remember games in the 80s where it was just you and a handful of your friends and something that only nominally resembled a baseball team on the field, and balls into the seats bounced around for minutes until somebody got over to that section to retrieve them, this is nothing. Of course, the overpriced beer was much cheaper then.

  31. joser on May 9th, 2008 10:04 am

    Well, Richie is going to be sitting out some games I’m sure, just as soon as the league reviews his helmet-tossing prowess, Maybe the M’s can re-sign Broussard, and then bundle him with somebody like Aumont to get Norton back from Atlanta. Seriously, doesn’t that sound like a Bavasi move?

  32. jspektor on May 9th, 2008 10:13 am

    Honestly, I feel even worse for Dave and Derek than anyone else through all of this.

    But at the same time the USSM and their work is literally the only thing keeping me going … and I get a lot of laughs up reading away.

    You can’t enjoy the good without the bad …

  33. BurkeForPres on May 9th, 2008 10:23 am

    I made an analogy earlier about the Mariners being a drug addicted friend, and how you root for them to hit rock bottom so that drastic changes happen.

    Now, this forum is like AAA, where all of us suffering through what is sure to be a terrible season can come and at least get a little joy out of life (or at least the portion that is taken up by baseball.)

  34. scott19 on May 9th, 2008 10:59 am

    Hey, where are the blue ones at? 🙂

  35. msb on May 9th, 2008 11:14 am

    Now, this forum is like AAA, where all of us suffering through what is sure to be a terrible season can come and at least get a little joy out of life (or at least the portion that is taken up by baseball.)

    AA? unless they so group hugs about auto safety at AAA 🙂

  36. Steve T on May 9th, 2008 1:00 pm

    Derek, my anti-fandom is a form of fandom. I want the M’s to fail so hard they’re forced to accept that they just don’t have a clue about running a baseball team, so they’ll change their approach. Right now, I’m hoping they don’t score for 81 more innings. I have selected players I want to do well, but the rest? I want Richie Sexson to strike out fifty times in a row. I want Willie Bloomquist and Miguel Cairo to collide tomorrow when they’re playing 1B (!!) and RF (!!!). Is that mean? I don’t care. I’m also rooting for Adam Jones to win the MVP and George Sherrill the Cy Young. I want them PUNISHED.

    Does that sound crazy? It just reminds me of 1982, that’s all. I was crazy then, too. I had this team pegged for 78 wins, and everybody was telling me what a pessimist I was. Now I don’t know if they’ll make it.

  37. monty1077 on May 9th, 2008 1:54 pm

    Hi my name is John M. and I’m addicted to the M’s.
    For better or for worse the M’s are my team.

    I guess all of us are going through stages of grief.

    Which are ya’ll on

    I think I’m at denial

  38. globalhawk on May 9th, 2008 2:10 pm

    That game was the absolute low point of my career as a Mariners fan.

    It was extremely distressing to see Richie throw a tantrum and try to hit the pitcher. Can’t even begin to say how wrong that is on so many levels. It was assault, it was bad sportsmanship and most of all it was juvenile.

    And on top of everything else, the pitcher didn’t even actually hit him! In fact, the pitch wasn’t even that close to his face. Richie leaned out of hte way, but he leans out of the way of almost everything, even strikes!

    I really hope the league throws the book at Richie for this bush-league move. And if they don’t, then the Mariners organization should. They dumped Mateo for hitting his wife, and they should do the same now with Richie for assaulting an opponent in a way that is embarrassing for baseball.

    I don’t care how frustrated they are. They need to get a grip.

  39. sealclubber253 on May 9th, 2008 2:30 pm

    I think Mateo hitting so many bats squarely helped in the decision for his dismissal. Either way, I was glad to see him go.

    With Richy, it’s been more of a love/hate relationship for me. Its so frustrating to watch him struggle for so long, but it makes you feel that much better when he finally does gets a hold of one. You have to asume that the “family matters” have a tonn to do with his behavior and we have all been in situations where we might react wrong. But it did look pretty stupid.

  40. sealclubber253 on May 9th, 2008 2:32 pm

    Joser, thanks for the link to the posters on post #15. Thats been the highlight of my work day. Almost all of them apply to my work place as well.

  41. cody on May 9th, 2008 4:28 pm

    It’s not nearly time to throw in the towel yet. The season is hardly six weeks old. I think that most of the guys we have will come out of their current slumps. The offense will come around here sooner or later. Our chances of catching the Angels(or Athletics, if the Angels fade first) are already looking bad, but the Angels currently have the 2nd best record in the game. I think that the wild card is a realistic goal right now.

  42. joser on May 9th, 2008 4:54 pm

    sealclubber (eeew), glad to help 😉

  43. rea on May 10th, 2008 4:42 am

    Our team is Neifi Perez

    No. Neifi Perez can play defense.

  44. SABRcat on May 10th, 2008 11:55 pm

    [long link]

  45. SABRcat on May 10th, 2008 11:56 pm

    PS. I forgot to do the link thing right.

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