Game 59, Angels at Mariners
The Interview and his personal catcher v Saunders.
Thank Ichiro, a decent starter.
I don’t know what to write here, and I’ve been starting at the Write Post box for a while, so I’ll offer this — we all know that the Angels and Athletics series are important out of proportion to the rest of the season’s games, and if you’re like me, even in the horrible start of the season you’ve been nursing some hope that the team’s not this bad, that they’re making changes, however slight, that if they can win these games they can climb back into it, and last night’s game was particularly hard to watch for putting them down another game in the divisional race.
So here’s the thing: Bedard’s a good pitcher, and there are still great reasons to watch the Mariners. I’d watch this game even if the M’s had gone into the season looking at a 90-loss year. It’s likely to be some quality baseball, worth seeing. And if giving up on frustration and my attachment to seeing a competitive team in 2008 makes it easier for me to watch and enjoy the team play, maybe that’s a good thing.