That Was Much Less Awesome

Dave · June 23, 2008 at 5:34 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

This season sucks.

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70 Responses to “That Was Much Less Awesome”

  1. dcmarinerfan on June 23rd, 2008 5:51 pm

    So, the equanimity is gone now, I take it?

  2. justinh on June 23rd, 2008 5:52 pm

    In other news Safeco Field just blew up.

  3. Bwilliam on June 23rd, 2008 5:54 pm

    What did we do to deserve this season?

  4. CC03 on June 23rd, 2008 5:55 pm

    The last reason to watch M’s games has been taken away. Well, for the time being at least.

    Worst.Season.Ever.

  5. pygmalion on June 23rd, 2008 5:56 pm

    So, the equanimity is gone now, I take it?

    Dave is not DMZ.

  6. scraps on June 23rd, 2008 5:58 pm

    I wasn’t able to watch, and have missed the high and the low. How bad did the ankle sprain look?

  7. MattThompson on June 23rd, 2008 5:58 pm

    Yes, indeed it does suck. For about a half an hour, I just sat shaking my head and laughing. Then, seeing Felix near tears from pain and frustration, that same old dread every M’s fan knows returns.

    Ah, hell.

  8. adamt on June 23rd, 2008 6:02 pm

    #$%* !

  9. BillyJive on June 23rd, 2008 6:08 pm

    Damn.I just tuned in! At first jubilation…then…

    *sigh*

  10. dchappelle on June 23rd, 2008 6:11 pm

    The sprain didn’t look terrible. They let him try to throw a pitch which looked like it was a bad idea since Felix then had to be helped off the field.

    Let’s just pray there’s no ligament damage, etc…

  11. Arkinese on June 23rd, 2008 6:13 pm

    Yep. Everything was awesome and amazing…and then…

    Is there anyway the team can just forfeit the whole season?

  12. justinh on June 23rd, 2008 6:15 pm

    Right now we have no clue about the injury. They say sprain, yeah, no kidding. The big question is ligament damage. If he has any ligament damage, we will see him in the Spring. Blowers did bring up a great point, his spikes didn’t stick. His foot was not totally planted or it would be devastating. Problem with left ankle injury, I had it when I pitched, is it takes forever to heal b/c that is the ankle a righty lands on. Minimum he is out for a good length of time.

  13. Mwashuc06 on June 23rd, 2008 6:15 pm

    Clement should be their first baseman. He made Brian McCann look like a gold glover on that play. Sexson sucks and needs to be released.

  14. kevinzelko on June 23rd, 2008 6:16 pm

    Ichiro has just spontaneously combusted. Gone in a poof of smoke. No one knows how!

  15. PositivePaul on June 23rd, 2008 6:26 pm

    Ichiro has just spontaneously combusted. Gone in a poof of smoke. No one knows how!

    I thought it was a bad omen when his contract included a clause to play drums on a rock album. What’s his translator’s name? I think he mis-translated “Back Street Boys” as “Spinal Tap”

  16. BillyJive on June 23rd, 2008 6:29 pm

    Nice to see RRS cruising along…
    Morrow to the rotation anyone?

  17. franklloyd on June 23rd, 2008 6:31 pm

    The only thing that can be salvaged from this Mariner shipwreck is STEPHEN STRASBURG.

    Lose 100+. Break my heart. No problem.

    Just get STRASBURG.

  18. LordLes on June 23rd, 2008 6:36 pm

    When Doubleday takes with one hand, he smacks you across the face with the other. Losing is what baseball is all about. Slowly and then all at once.

  19. adamt on June 23rd, 2008 6:41 pm

    Maybe it’s a good thing?

    Keep him out for a while, saving his arm… yeah, that’s it.

  20. LordLes on June 23rd, 2008 6:42 pm

    Anyone else see Red Sox first baseman Youkilis’ eye? Got smacked just below the eyeball! What do they say about bad luck? Comes in threes? Felix, Youkilis, and ?????

  21. jephdood on June 23rd, 2008 6:52 pm

    Well, if there is no other real damage to it.. maybe this ‘bump’ will lessen the possibility of him blowing out his shoulder or elbow, the way this season has gone.

  22. Mwashuc06 on June 23rd, 2008 6:55 pm

    John Sickles crystal ball has Hernandez with only 24 starts, and next year hurting his arm.

  23. illdonk on June 23rd, 2008 6:59 pm

    I just got home from Shea. About an hour after one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen in person, just a huge stomach punch. Fans around me cheering, the same ones who looked like they were ready to through me over the railing after the slam (though, to be fair, it was probably more for the Mets finally scoring). Felix gets up, maybe he’s okay, one more strike for the Win…oh no. No no no.

    Afetr another inning I had to leave…

  24. casualfan7 on June 23rd, 2008 7:01 pm

    OT: [deleted, ot]

  25. matto on June 23rd, 2008 7:01 pm

    I cannot believe the luck. He’s probably gonna miss a start or two (to go with Bedard going on the DL?) and thus the M’s will lose 20 in a row.

  26. TumwaterMike on June 23rd, 2008 7:03 pm

    M’s WIN, M’S WIN, M’S WIN

  27. erich39 on June 23rd, 2008 7:05 pm

    [ot]

  28. crazyray7391 on June 23rd, 2008 7:19 pm

    Well, there’s some good news. Riggleman just said that the x-rays came back negative. I don’t know what that’s worth, but it seems encouraging. Felix is saying that he won’t miss his next start. I guess we just have to wait and see.

  29. RoninX on June 23rd, 2008 7:22 pm

    How bad is it? The King gets the bulk of the outs, tallies for 80% of the runs we score, including the winning run and still doesn’t get the win.

    Just hoping for no ligament damage… no ligament damage… no ligament damage

  30. BrianL on June 23rd, 2008 7:25 pm

    To echo what #25 said

    X-Rays were negative, and according to Riggleman the injury doesn’t appear to be one of those dreaded high ankle sprains you see in football so often. Felix is adamant he’ll make his next start, but I’d suspect the club will skip his turn in the rotation just once to play things safe.

  31. The Mitten on June 23rd, 2008 7:35 pm

    Glad he can maybe make his next start. The real question is: can he play first base tomorrow?

  32. beckya57 on June 23rd, 2008 7:35 pm
    X-Rays were negative, and according to Riggleman the injury doesn’t appear to be one of those dreaded high ankle sprains you see in football so often. Felix is adamant he’ll make his next start, but I’d suspect the club will skip his turn in the rotation just once to play things safe.

    Yes, it’s good the X-rays were negative. However, broken bones tend to heal faster and better than ligaments. The critical question is how much ligament damage has occurred.

    On a different injury question, here’s one for Dave or Derek: Do you know if any teams are using kettlebells in workouts? My husband is telling me about claims (from Russia, apparently) that these prevent rotator cuff injuries. Seems like something BB should be interested in, if there’s any truth to the claims.

  33. msb on June 23rd, 2008 7:39 pm

    and Drayer says that he was taped up, but not heavily, and you could see that it wasn’t as badly swollen as it might be.

  34. pensive on June 23rd, 2008 7:39 pm

    Hope Mariners also have a MRI (one that shows contrast) done as well.

    There is zero upside to risking King Felix’s long term health. I certainly wish for the best, but this Kid has shown to be a proven Warrior. This just isn’t the season to take advantage of his extreme competitive spirit. Let what ever it proves to be completely heal (please).

  35. BrianL on June 23rd, 2008 7:41 pm

    #30

    No doubt they’ll run an MRI as soon as the swelling goes down.

  36. Breadbaker on June 23rd, 2008 7:42 pm

    This is a different team when Felix pitches. If he’s down for a long while, we may be visiting ’62 Metsland.

  37. msb on June 23rd, 2008 7:48 pm

    from what Riggleman said, they plan to check and re-check and re-check the ankle the next few days…

  38. hughdawg on June 23rd, 2008 7:49 pm

    I cried twice tonight. Once when he went deep, and once when he went down.

  39. docmwj on June 23rd, 2008 7:55 pm

    Just to clarify…

    An ankle sprain is ligament damage, by definition.
    Grade I = stretch – out a week or two
    Grade II = partial tear – some bruising and swelling – out 2-3 weeks
    Grade III = full tear – lots of bruising, swelling – out 4-5 weeks

    Remember, these aren’t you’re average patients.
    My patients go to physical therapy twice per week and are back to their recreational sports shortly.

    Felix is a high-caliber, professional athlete whose only job now is to get healthy. Top class medical staff, lots of time for treatment and rehab, should be back quicker than a weekend warrior.

  40. msb on June 23rd, 2008 8:04 pm

    well, FWIW, Felix obviously feels much better– Drayer just had a sound bite of her attempted interview with Lopez, interrupted by a giddy Felix, which resulted in much giggling between Lopez, Felix & Silva as Felix gave hitting advice to Lopez (“keep your hands in front”) and as Carlos & Lopez weighed in on who the best pitcher from Venezuela is — “The King”, the best hitter from Venezuela — [giggle] “The King”, and the handsomest from Venezuela –[more giggles] “Bufalo” (i.e. Silva)

  41. cody on June 23rd, 2008 8:11 pm

    docmwj- So what you’re saying is that Felix shouldn’t miss his next start?
    And, in no particular order, our new starting ratation-
    Washedup
    Batista
    Dickey
    Baek(Oh, wait, we traded him to San Diego for a chicken tortilla)
    Some AAA guy who probably stinks
    So, if Felix going down doesn’t get you down, our upcoming losing streak will.

  42. Paul B on June 23rd, 2008 8:17 pm

    What is a ratation?

    Is that a sequence of rodents?

  43. Breadbaker on June 23rd, 2008 8:29 pm

    42: Wasn’t that a cartoon that came out last summer?

  44. cody on June 23rd, 2008 8:32 pm

    Sorry, starting ratotion

  45. scott19 on June 23rd, 2008 8:32 pm

    The irony to playing the Mets, of course, is that we may actually be challenging them for that 120-loss record. :(

  46. cody on June 23rd, 2008 8:34 pm

    Dammit!
    Starting rotation
    There we go.
    Then again, that won’t heal Felix’s ankle, so whats the point?

  47. cody on June 23rd, 2008 8:35 pm

    45- Well, the Mariners may set the record for most and least wins by a team in the same decade. How does that happen?

  48. BigB on June 23rd, 2008 8:47 pm

    I was at the game, and from the 3rd deck nosebleeds, I must say it looked a lot worse than a sprained ankle. I had flashes to the Gallardo torn ACL from earlier this season. I was scared *$&*less. Oh, and a bunch of Mets fans in front of me were cheering and high fiving and yelling “stay down, Queen Feix.” It is surprising I didn’t do something that would have gotten me kicked out of the game.

  49. Shizane on June 23rd, 2008 8:50 pm

    #23/48:

    The same thing happened to me. Mets fans are ridiculous…..I mean, show a little compassion.

  50. docmwj on June 23rd, 2008 9:00 pm

    Obviously unable to comment on his time-frame for return…
    Just clarifying the “hope it’s not a ligament sprain” comments.
    Ankles are different than knees and elbows.
    Heal different, surgical repair less common, hoping he comes back soon!

  51. Carson on June 23rd, 2008 9:20 pm

    First home run ever by a Mariners pitcher. First Mariners grand slam of the 08 season.

    And, it’s the biggest silver lining of all time.

  52. cody on June 23rd, 2008 9:25 pm

    I just watched the slow mo replay on mlb.com-I don’t think an ankle is suppposed to bend like that

  53. cykingfelix34 on June 23rd, 2008 9:26 pm

    Felix truly show he was the ACE of the staff. He is still pitching through a sore calf because u can tell he show signs of it sore through the game. He still wants to pitch with a bad ankle to get qualified for a win. Bedard would have been on the ground waiting for an ambulance to come to pick him up because he is a baby while Felix is a TRUE ACE. Bedard will never be more than a lefty with a decent era for 6 innings with his piss poor attitude.

  54. dingdangdo on June 23rd, 2008 9:47 pm

    Without Felix they really are the Gasworks Gang. I had one of those high ankle ratoters once, it was weak forever, months, every time I didn’t land on it perfectly it wanted to roll on me, and I’m in outstanding shape. I like what #19 had to say, maybe this saves his arm, no sense wasting it on a wasted season, he’s got nothing left to prove. W/that GS, even without the mullet, he’s definitely in Randy J. territory, esp. after trying to stay in the game. A mullet would offset that baby face though. Maybe with a big Pancho Villa mustache.

  55. edgar for mayor on June 23rd, 2008 9:52 pm

    You know, just let him sit out his next start and the one after that if need be. I am ok with that. Thats two more losses towards Strasburg.

  56. BrianL on June 23rd, 2008 9:54 pm

    #53

    Thankfully, there’s no indication (at this point) that the injury is a high ankle issue. Preliminary reports seem to suggest it’s either a mild grade-1 or grade-2 sprain.

  57. Carson on June 23rd, 2008 10:13 pm

    I had one of those high ankle ratoters once, it was weak forever, months, every time I didn’t land on it perfectly it wanted to roll on me, and I’m in outstanding shape.

    I’m not going to doubt your account, as I’ve had ankle and feet things before, and they do take a long time to heal as you have to put pressure on it.

    However, you and I didn’t have the best athletic trainers and medical staff in the world to take care of us. Nor did we have the luxury of just taking it easy for a while. We have jobs and stuff.

  58. JMHawkins on June 23rd, 2008 10:16 pm

    Dammit!
    Starting rotation

    At this point, when Felix doesn’t start, what we have is a Starting Ration. As in ration of, well, what Met’s fans have for brains.

  59. after4ever on June 23rd, 2008 10:40 pm

    Does anyone know whether any other Mariners pitchers are aware of Felix’ response to his injury? He didn’t pull himself from the game or anything. Heh.

  60. mln on June 23rd, 2008 10:49 pm

    The Mariners have so much bad luck and disappointing news, it seems like it never stops.

    What’s next? Rick Rizzs admitting that he wears a toupee?

  61. daveblev on June 23rd, 2008 10:56 pm

    docmwj,
    thanks for clarifying the ankle sprains. My stomach dropped when I saw the espn ticker saying “sprained ankle”, and knowing firsthand the pain from that I thought his season would be over based. I had a severe sprain in September, Grade III, I suppose…I was told I would have been better off breaking it. It hasn’t really healed but I wear an ankle brace during softball games. Glad this sorta thing didn’t happen to Felix. I like that he tried to stay in the game, shows what kind of warrior he is. The Interview would leave a game if he broke a fingernail on his glove hand.

  62. dingdangdo on June 23rd, 2008 10:56 pm

    #57. True that, the equipment afforded these guys for daily use is no doubt amazing. With his fire, I hope they don’t let him return to soon though. I just watched the video, made me sick.
    Tangent, his home run rounding the bases was classic. 10.0 for style, pace, and finished w/the wink as he crossed homeplate. As it will forever be memorialized on the jumbotron, nice that it was so perfect.
    Also, Willy will forever be associated w/greatness, as he was right next to Felix from the plate to the dugout. Plus the 2 runs he scored tonight, without an extra base hit. The Streak lives on!

  63. Benne on June 23rd, 2008 11:30 pm

    Felix’s injury was scary as hell, but the news looks encouraging so far. If the worst case if he misses 1-2 starts, I can live with that. If I’m the GM, I use this opportunity to give Feierbrand a look for a couple of starts.

  64. Benne on June 23rd, 2008 11:31 pm

    Also, enough with the Bedard bashing, guys.

  65. DMZ on June 23rd, 2008 11:40 pm

    No kidding.

  66. Jim_H on June 24th, 2008 2:00 am

    According to the Tacoma Rainiers roster page, Ryan Feierabend and Eric O’Flaherty are both on the 7 day DL in Tacoma. Not sure what the effective dates are, but their availability looks sketchy at best.

    I guess Willie could toss a few innings. =)

  67. eternal on June 24th, 2008 6:48 am

    A lot of Mets fans were awful, cheering on the injury. When he tried to throw a pitch and went down in pain the cheering started again. Then when he was helped off, a smaller set clapped (in a good way). But hell, I also heard fans yelling at Delgado for talking to the Mariners that made it to first base (it seemed Delgado and Ichiro had quite a conversation). They called him a bum from 30′ away. I have to say that I’m proud that Met’s stadium is not my home stadium. Call me a NW hippie or wuss or whatever, but that just isn’t a cool environment.

    BTW – A couple of us saw Felix limping after his bunt. He looked in pain after he stepped on first base and then took his time getting back to the dugout. Even the ump asked him if he was OK (I’m guessing – I can’t really tell what he said). I thought maybe his calf was acting up at the time and I’m not sure they are related, but just thought I’d pass along.

  68. msb on June 24th, 2008 7:45 am

    BTW – A couple of us saw Felix limping after his bunt. I thought maybe his calf was acting up at the time and I’m not sure they are related, but just thought I’d pass along.

    apparently it was; Riggleman said when Felix went down at the plate later he thought he’d messed up his calf again, having seen him favor it after the ‘burst of speed’ to the bag..

  69. bratman on June 24th, 2008 9:54 am

    Far less awesome, and it gets worse.

  70. The Nickster on June 24th, 2008 6:29 pm

    That was an awesome Caple article, Bratman. Thanks for linking.

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