Game 51, Mariners at Yankees

DMZ · May 25, 2008 at 9:05 am · Filed Under Mariners 

Washburn the Sucktastic Jerk and his Personal Catcher against Wang. 10:05.

Look, I’m not going to lie to you — there’s almost a 100% certainty that this is going to be another ugly shelling, with Washburn testing his 85-87mph batting practice-quality fastball against a Yankee lineup that’s tasted blood twice in two games. Our only hope is that they’re exhausted after scoring 25 runs in two games.

25 runs in two games. Yeah.

Why not take a minute, walk over to the nearest well-stocked beer vendor in your neck of the woods, and help out in the quest to locate some fine SP Brewery beverages, official beer companion to your booing since Ichiro mentioned it?


363 Responses to “Game 51, Mariners at Yankees”

  1. crazyray7391 on May 25th, 2008 8:55 pm


    So what would it take to get you interested in the team again? Does it have to be a full season where they are competing for a AL West title? A World Series? Or would it take a FO overhaul and the understanding that some MAJOR changes were on the way. I’m just curious what it would take for the fans that have stopped cheering for the M’s to come back. I am talking about fans that weren’t just fans in 95,97, and 2001. Like I said, there seems to be a pretty big split from people who think like I do and will just keep cheering for the M’s no matter what and people that think like you do, and have just lost total faith in the direction of the organization. I’d just like to understand the other side.

  2. The Unkown Comic on May 25th, 2008 8:57 pm

    I am going to go to a few games this year and it is not because the Mariners have funny commercials. It is simply for the fact that batting practice balls are going to be easier to get with lower attendances.

  3. justinh on May 25th, 2008 8:58 pm

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  4. gwangung on May 25th, 2008 9:01 pm

    What sucks is having the organisation’s leadership draw parallels between the ‘01 and ‘08 rosters as if predicting reasonable performance is impossible.

    Well, it is.

    For them.

  5. The Unkown Comic on May 25th, 2008 9:04 pm


    The only thing that could make this years team intersting to me is if they sent the whole Major League roster to AA and called up the AA roster to the Major League roster. Then I could consider them loveable losers instead of overpayed mediocre veteran losers.

  6. The Unkown Comic on May 25th, 2008 9:06 pm

    oops meant to address post 350 and I got interesting spelled wrong in 354

  7. PaulMolitorCocktail on May 25th, 2008 10:56 pm

    This is a hard choice.

    I want to see My Beloved Red Sox (TM) play. (And before you say “bandwagon”, I was born in Providence and cursed at Calvin Schiraldi for his rotten performance in ’86. I own But I digress.)

    But – I really don’t want to put money into the pocket of a front office staff that is giving fans the finger.

    Do I go, or find a nice bar full of Boston refugees and watch Colon make the Ms look silly?

  8. JMHawkins on May 25th, 2008 11:39 pm

    Having our announcers mispronounce Joh’s and Bedard’s names drives me nuts.

    So what is the proper pronunciation of our new pitcher’s name?

    I thought it was


    or is it


    I suppose it could be any of these:

    bed-ARGH matey.

  9. Breadbaker on May 26th, 2008 12:02 am

    I spent seven years in New England. I hated the Red Sox before I moved there, I hated them while I lived there and it has only gotten worse in the meantime. The idea that they still think they’re entitled to some kind of lovable losers tag while winning two World Series in four years is mindboggling to me. I told the guy who does my ticket group that this year I didn’t want any Red Sox or Yankees tickets. I prefer to avoid their fans.

  10. Benne on May 26th, 2008 12:18 am

    Acoording to Jon Heyman, McLaren to be gone soon.

    I don’t care much for Heyman as a writer, so I’m not putting much stock into this story but I thought I would throw it out there anyway.

  11. PaulMolitorCocktail on May 26th, 2008 12:24 am

    357… hoist on his own Bedard?

  12. PADJ on May 26th, 2008 12:32 am

    356 … hope springs eternal. The piece reads a little bit like “managers of teams that are doing poorly may be fired soon” (duh) … but we can always hope.

    Would that be the answer to all the problems? No, but it would be a start. If the M’s have “motivational” problems then that’s part of McLaren’s job. Remove him, and if things don’t improve then it’s that much easier to ask “ok…now what?”

  13. James T on May 26th, 2008 1:19 pm

    #359. From where do you draw the inference that the Sox feel they’re “entitled to some kind of loveable losers tag”. Does that claim exist anywhere but your imagination?

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