Game 59, Angels at Mariners

DMZ · June 3, 2008 at 6:23 pm · Filed Under 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.

Go Bedard.


115 Responses to “Game 59, Angels at Mariners”

  1. jlc on June 3rd, 2008 11:11 pm

    98-I’m guessing you’re not Catholic, or if you are, you practice differently than my family, where saints are personalized and incorporated into our names. My saint is a much lesser one, so the joke is that Jesus is tied in closer to the Big Guy (the one who’s not Putz). Cairo seems to land in strange situations, and I just looked him up in BR and saw his middle name and thought it was funny.

  2. enazario on June 3rd, 2008 11:15 pm

    100 – Okay devoid of any humor or wit.

  3. enazario on June 3rd, 2008 11:16 pm

    101 – I’m Catholic. And I’ll retract my comment if we stop deconstructing mine.

  4. Colm on June 3rd, 2008 11:23 pm

    Aw Christ, that fucking Budweiser ad, with the “trendy microbrew” putdown is just getting under my skin tonight.

    I gave up on the game after three innings thinking it was a dead loss, and only tuned in again after the M’s had scored all their runs – in time to listen to the spectacularly spineless, brainless hitting perfomances in the 8th and 9th. F-Rod stikes out the side on about 9 bloody pitches… I’m weeping in my soul… and then I have to listen to some smug, gravelly-voiced git, who wouldn’t know decent beer from sour milk, eulogizing the Jose Vidro of beers. Give me a fucking break!

    Seriously, it IS the Jose Vidro of beers – not the worst beer in the world (aka the Miguel Cairo of beers) but if you had a choice you’d never pick it as your designated pint.

  5. enazario on June 3rd, 2008 11:25 pm

    104 – So you don’t think its the Great American Lager? Is Coors light the Miguel Cairo of beers?

  6. Colm on June 3rd, 2008 11:49 pm

    Bud could be “The Great American Lager” and still be quite mediocre.

    Coors Light? I don’t think it’s there yet either. Keystone, or Busch, or Red Dog… but I think we have to look abroad…. it’s probably Tennants.

    Or Skol.

  7. jlc on June 3rd, 2008 11:49 pm

    102-Can’t argue with that and didn’t mean to pontificate on religion. Just wanted you to know it wasn’t bigoted, which now that I look at it, I can see that the whole thing was clumsy. My sense of humor doesn’t come across in print very well.

  8. Colm on June 3rd, 2008 11:58 pm

    I disagree: Have some spine jlc – your comment at 9.50pm wasn’t devoid of wit. It was possessed of a low, unkind wit, and made a generalization about Latin baseball players.

    It doesn’t rise to a level that could be considered racism, but making such a generalisation suggests a mindset that often goes along with racism – so it makes some people uncomfortable. Tonight enzario is that person.

    The thing is, if you’d left out the generalization, it would still have been slightly funny.

  9. Colm on June 4th, 2008 12:00 am

    BTW jlc – “pontificate on religion”; that’s a pretty good Catholic pun, there.

  10. Lauren, token chick on June 4th, 2008 12:18 am

    Huh. I didn’t read the hay-zeus comment as low or unkind. I don’t think it’s anything one need apologize for. Perhaps if we had a winning team such idle witticisms would scoot past without a fuss being made.

  11. John in L.A. on June 4th, 2008 12:36 am

    Good lord.

    His post wasn’t racism-adjacent. It wasn’t even disrespectful.

    Hell, it was the kind of joke any pastor I ever had would have made about members of his own congregation.

  12. oh poker on June 4th, 2008 1:07 am

    Dickey’s “game score” today was 68. Washburn’s season high is 62.

  13. galaxieboi on June 4th, 2008 7:11 am

    See, this is what losing does to the USSM clubhouse. Last year when we were winning none of this mattered. We need more blogosphere chemistry.

  14. enazario on June 4th, 2008 7:48 am

    Kumbaya Kumbaya

  15. Jeff Nye on June 4th, 2008 8:11 am

    If you think someone’s comment is inappropriate and needs attention, this isn’t the way to go about it.

    Email me or one of the other mods.

    That being said, I didn’t think it was the greatest comment in the world, but not particularly offensive, either.

    Closing comments to prevent this from snowballing; the game’s long since over anyway.