Game 63, Mariners at Red Sox

DMZ · June 8, 2008 at 9:35 am · Filed Under Game Threads, Mariners 

The Interview vs Masterson. 10:35.

9:35 for a game post? Bleagh.

Sunday lineup:
CF-L Ichiro!
DH-R Lopez (wait, what–)
LF-L Ibanez
3B-R Beltre
RF-L Reed
1B-R Sexson
SS-R Betancourt
C-R Burke
2B-R Bloomquist

I’m not quite sure what the logic is there. Or if there’s logic. But okay, not a huge deal, getting Lopez a day off. But now the team’s batting Reed at #5 ahead of Sexson and Betancourt? Does that mean Reed’s Tacoma stats mean something? If so, shouldn’t Clement be playing? And… I give up.


79 Responses to “Game 63, Mariners at Red Sox”

  1. tomas on June 8th, 2008 1:25 pm

    Papelbon should try something: See how far over his head he can get Beltre to swing at one

  2. Benne on June 8th, 2008 1:26 pm

    Meh. Cue “Tessie.”

  3. sad_loyal_fan on June 8th, 2008 1:27 pm

    The game was pretty pitiful as well. Hitters looked pretty meek.

  4. PaulMolitorCocktail on June 8th, 2008 1:27 pm

    0.349 winning percentage! YEAH BABY!

  5. scott19 on June 8th, 2008 1:28 pm

    the White Sox with the Happening shorts & collar look.

    Ah, gotta love those wacky Veeck family ideas. I still don’t know how the Chisox guys back then managed to slide in those rec-league softball unis…would be a little hard on the knees, I’d reckon. 😮

  6. Swungonandbelted on June 8th, 2008 1:30 pm

    Man, I’m starting to think that trading Bedard this year might be a really good thing….

  7. James T on June 8th, 2008 1:40 pm

    #42. Trust me. The wave always breaks out at Fenway, these days, if there’s little scoring in the game. The pink hats and the people who got their tickets solely as an expression of status couldn’t possibly try and pay close attention to the game if there wasn’t a conga line going across the plate.

  8. tomas on June 8th, 2008 1:41 pm

    The pressure is building. Art Thiel inthe P-I the other day, calling for Chuckie to be replaced. Larry Stone’s piece from the Times today, saying this years team could be worse than one of the early M’s team with a payroll under 1 mil.

    Something’s gotta give. I hope and pray that it’ll be Howie and Chuckie. Those clowns have to go. They’ve turned the M’s into the joke of MLB.

  9. James T on June 8th, 2008 1:42 pm

    #48. After wins, they play “Dirty Water” by the Standells. They do play the Dropkick Murphys a lot.

  10. Steve T on June 8th, 2008 1:43 pm

    17 games out! Woot! Let’s shoot for 40! 50?

  11. James T on June 8th, 2008 1:45 pm

    #45. They don’t have that but they do have guys walking through the stands selling “Chowdah!” on cool or cold nights.

    “Mmm. Good chowdah, Bobby. Now, ah, Mahtin . . . “

  12. scott19 on June 8th, 2008 1:51 pm

    Okay, time for a new promotion the next time the Bosox come to town: “Chowder Night!”

    Which, of course, will be hosted by none other than the M’s very own Willie Bloomquist! 🙂

  13. PaulMolitorCocktail on June 8th, 2008 2:07 pm

    As long as it is proper (clear) chowder, not that fake “new england chowder” that no New Englander eats.

  14. Phightin Phils on June 8th, 2008 2:15 pm

    After 63 games, M’s elimination number is 84; Angels are currently leading Oakland.

    whoo hoo.

  15. Steve T on June 8th, 2008 2:48 pm

    Every New Englander I’ve ever met eats gallons of the stuff. I’ve had all the best chowder in Boston (Jake Wirth’s, Legal, Durgin Park, Anthony’s, Union Oyster House, and straight off a Navy ship) and none of it could be described as “clear”. All are made with milk.

    What they are lacking is corn starch thickener, which is gross. That’s what gives Northwest chowder it’s special library-paste texture.

  16. terry on June 8th, 2008 3:08 pm

    I’m sad.

  17. scott19 on June 8th, 2008 4:02 pm

    Interesting…corn starch is often used in Asian dishes. Ergo, I wonder if “Northwest” clam chowder is really more closely Pan-Asian than “New England” in style.

  18. Flowin on June 8th, 2008 5:32 pm

    I think that Kenji is probably the most underperforming member of this team, but we hardly mention him. I mean, we all talk about Turbo and Richie sucking, but we KNEW that they were going to suck. I think the biggest disappointment on this team (other than maybe Silva) is Kenji. He was a productive .280 hitter last year with some pop. Now, he is hovering around .220 with 3 HRs for the year.

  19. OppositeField on June 8th, 2008 6:46 pm

    What in the hell is clear chowder

  20. msb on June 8th, 2008 8:10 pm

    My RedSoxFanFriend sneered at all the waving at Safeco when we went to a game, along with ‘Let’s Make Some Noise!’ and all the other big, flashing screens telling the fans what to do.

    if you listen to the Yankees on radio, you can hear they play the exact same repetitive noise to get the Yankee fans clapping …

  21. PaulMolitorCocktail on June 8th, 2008 9:05 pm

    Clear chowder doesn’t have any “thickeners” (i.e. milk or tomatoes) to mask the flavors of off seafood; just a delicious broth.

    Served best with clam cakes.


  22. James T on June 8th, 2008 9:10 pm

    My RedSoxFanFriend sneered at all the waving at Safeco when we went to a game, along with ‘Let’s Make Some Noise!’ and all the other big, flashing screens telling the fans what to do.

    Well, there’s been a Mariners team for 31 years. That’s a long time to be telling people when to cheer.

    The other thing about that is that people live down to the level of laziness you allow them. I went to a game at Shea in 2006 and was shocked at all the crowd prompting (“Every-body clap your hands!) About two weeks after that, I went to an interleague game at Fenway against the Mets. All night long, the Mets fans down the right field line (if there’s a crappy ticket in Fenway that you’ll sell to an out of town fan, it’s down the right field line) were trying to start “Let’s Go Mets!” chants. It was amazing. They sat there like docile sheep in their own park waiting to be prompted but in Fenway were just as aggressive as the Sox fans, but totally outnumbered.

  23. bratman on June 8th, 2008 10:00 pm

    It is official: We are in baseball hell.

    The next 4 months will be some of the most painful in recent history … only BoMel’s 04 fiasco even compares (considering we won 93 games the year before).

    Baseball Hell: 08 Mariners

  24. John in L.A. on June 8th, 2008 10:31 pm

    Why is doing the wave bad form, but singing along to some

    horrible old song

    the ultimate sign of great fans?


    That’s a pretty lame way of bringing Obama’s name into the thread. Can we get moderation on post 27 please?

    Give me a break.

    What if I said: I bet you Chuck and Howard are McCain supporters. Think about it. He’s an old, overpaid veteran. Just their type.

    (And that’s President Obama to you, hairofthedawg)

  25. bratman on June 8th, 2008 10:44 pm

    I vote to keep politics out of this Blog

  26. mln on June 8th, 2008 11:25 pm

    Well, this game thread has definitively established that discussing the relative merits of clear clam chowder is more interesting than talking about the Mariners.

    (Clear) Clam Chowder > Mariners.

  27. Benne on June 9th, 2008 12:22 am

    At 22-41, the M’s have to play .700 ball the rest of the way to even have a decent shot at the playoffs. They have to play .600 ball just to get to 81 wins.

    You know what that means………bring on the Rally Fries!

  28. scott19 on June 9th, 2008 1:25 am

    71: That Iggy’s place in Warwick, RI looks really cool…wish I could afford a cross-country road trip this summer to hit it along the way.

  29. 6-4-3 on June 9th, 2008 10:29 am

    Did anyone else catch the radio postgame show where callers were suggesting which Mariners should be untouchable for trading? Not that this is anything new, but at least one caller said Bloomquist. Yeah, I know this is just par for the course, but I feel like putting my head through a brick wall whenever someone extols the virtues of Bloomie.

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