Game 73, Mariners at Braves

DMZ · June 20, 2008 at 3:30 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

The Interview against Jorge Campillo, junkballer and former Mariner discard!! 4:30pm our time!


267 Responses to “Game 73, Mariners at Braves”

  1. msb on June 20th, 2008 10:21 pm

    well, heck, when the Ms play the Indians in a month, maybe Halama will be on the mound …

  2. msb on June 20th, 2008 10:37 pm

    Drayer addresses the comments about the clubhouse by Bavasi & McLaren

  3. BMS on June 20th, 2008 11:07 pm
  4. jsa on June 20th, 2008 11:30 pm

    #252: Quoting Drayer

    There were some other things that I have been told off mic from others. There have been a couple of confrontations with players this year, but they were handled internally. I know of a confrontation over defense, and one between a pitcher and a hitter.

    My season tickets are down the first base line. Some time after Memorial day I noticed pitchers on their way to the pen before the game stopping to shake hands with the infielders who do their warm-ups just past first base.

    We knew something was up, because we had been there all year, every game, and never saw anything like that previously. The pitchers were the younger relievers, (I’m not mentioning any names).

    It has happened a few times since as well.

  5. scott19 on June 21st, 2008 12:37 am

    Does anyone else miss John Halama?

    Here, here…at least Halama could give you five or six innings on a semi-consistant basis.

    Unlike Bedard.

  6. Breadbaker on June 21st, 2008 3:11 am


    Riiiiiight. Because NL fans have never seen a DH. They don’t watch their own team when it plays in AL parks. They’ve never watched the World Series or an AL-park AllStar game. Maybe they don’t have a TV at all?

    Or is it just that there is something magical, mystical, life-changing about seeing it in your own stadium?

    Seriously, I don’t know how this insipid meme got started but I’ve heard it several times from otherwise intelligent people and I always wonder if they actually listen to themselves or think about what they’re saying/writing.

    My, we’re bitter.

    Yes, there are a few of us who actually think going to see baseball games in person is worthwhile. Last year, over 76 million “otherwise intelligent people” did so. And those who attended interleague games in National League parks either didn’t get to see some good designated hitters play at all, or just pinch hit, or attempt to play the field. And, yes, I think that’s a shame.

    I would also like to see Mariners pitchers hit in person once in awhile, just for the novelty. If this makes me less than intelligent in your book, I think I’ll live with the tragedy.

  7. Mothy on June 21st, 2008 5:42 am

    From the Dreyer piece, I love this quote from Batista: “Jealousy? That we are jealous that Ichiro’s the best dresser?”
    Heehee. Made me laugh.

  8. Mothy on June 21st, 2008 5:43 am

    Oops… I can’t believe I typed Drayer’s name wrong. Must be hungry for some ice cream or something.

  9. Colm on June 21st, 2008 9:53 am

    If Bedard were to pitch in front of the same defence that was backing up John Halama in 2001/2002 he could well put up numbers like vintage Randy Johnson.

    At his absolute best Halama was a fifth starter who got lucky for a while.

    My Ethiopian neighbours seem very happy this morning. They are singing, clapping and ululating in fashion not commonly heard in Greenwood. They must approve of Jim Riggleman as a manager.

  10. jzalman on June 21st, 2008 10:38 am

    I don’t know the exact quote, but didn’t Ichiro claim he could hit 45 HR in a season if that’s what his goal was? Just change his approach, probably hit .240, but still, 40+ HR?

    Man, I really wish he would try that from here on out. Season’s done, so why not try something cool? I mean, I guess 8 200+ hit seasons in a row is cool too, but still. Swing away Ichiro!

  11. jsa on June 21st, 2008 12:24 pm

    [see comment guidelines]

  12. Breadbaker on June 21st, 2008 12:47 pm


    But the next lines quote McLaren as saying that Richie “works so hard,” so was McLaren simply seeing a different bunch of players from the anonymous quoted coaches?

  13. scott19 on June 21st, 2008 1:13 pm

    At his absolute best Halama was a fifth starter who got lucky for a while.

    True — though at least from a reliability standpoint, he wasn’t missing/early exiting every fourth or fifth start with some ailment or other.

    ‘Where’s Richie? Anyone seen Richie Sexson?’

    Or, as Steven Seagal once said, “I’m looking for Richie…I’m ain’t leavin’ here ’til I get a hold of Richie!” 🙂

  14. scott19 on June 21st, 2008 1:16 pm

    *That should be I, not “I’m”, though that was a fine piece of dialog from Out For Justice I was referring to.

  15. jsa on June 21st, 2008 3:35 pm

    Oh, nice, my post(261) gets pulled referring to some vague comment guidelines just so Dave can feature it with its own thread.

  16. DMZ on June 21st, 2008 3:36 pm

    I pulled that comment. Read the guidelines: you can’t use huge excerpts from other sources, especially without attribution or linking. We don’t want to get toasted on a copyright violation.

    Also, if you’re assuming the worst about everything that happens here, I’m sorry that USSM’s making you unhappy, and I’d suggest maybe taking a break or something. It’s not that big a deal.

  17. DMZ on June 21st, 2008 3:38 pm

    Vague comment guidelines indeed.

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