Game 77, Mariners at Mets

DMZ · June 24, 2008 at 3:10 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

4:10 our time. Dickey v Perez.


166 Responses to “Game 77, Mariners at Mets”

  1. msb on June 24th, 2008 9:10 pm

    Uh, Rizzs never played ball professionally, at least not for an MLB team or affiliate.

    no, no, he didn’t. He was (IIRC) a walk-on at college. It just heightens his appreciation for the little guys.

  2. AZ Ms Fan on June 24th, 2008 9:26 pm

    Hey look willie made the top 10 plays on espn tonight lol

  3. scott19 on June 24th, 2008 9:41 pm

    Congrats for making ESPN, Willie Ballgame!

  4. Breadbaker on June 24th, 2008 10:14 pm

    Willie making SportsCenter while heading toward the record for AB without an XBH is proof of Bill James’s point about how talent in professional baseball is the left-hand slice of a bell curve, meaning that the lower you go on the scale, the more players there are who can do what you do. So you go from unique players, like Bonds or Ichiro or the Big Unit, to good but not unique players like Beltre or Buhner to guys with some value to guys like Willie who are a dime a dozen, but won’t hit .000 and will make plays that the ordinary duffer will never be able to make in the field. There are 200 players in AAA and 150 players in AA who could do what Willie does, but they aren’t making his salary, let along major league minimum.

    Good luck in the NL next year, Willie.

  5. DMZ on June 24th, 2008 10:20 pm

    I’m sorry, but how is Willie being on SportsCenter proof of Bill James’s point?

    And it isn’t the right-hand side of the bell-curve, with higher value on the far right?

  6. globalhawk on June 24th, 2008 10:22 pm

    gotta love the NY Post front-page headline on today’s game story:

    Amazin’ Embarrassment

  7. globalhawk on June 24th, 2008 10:28 pm

    NY Daily News — you can’t beat these NY baseball beat writers for colorful writing, especially when they get to tee off on the Mets losing to the Ms:

    Jerry Manuel gets ejected as Mets get blown out by lowly Mariners


    Even before he was named manager of the Mets last week, Jerry Manuel already had been ejected from more games this season than Willie Randolph.

    But Manuel went all “gangsta” for the first time as skipper Tuesday night, getting tossed – along with center fielder Carlos Beltran – for arguing balls and strikes in the fourth inning of the Mets’ latest unwatchable loss, 11-0, to the Mariners, before yet another hostile crowd at Shea.

    Manuel, who appeared to be bumped by home-plate umpire Brian Runge before truly earning his ejection, clearly had no need to stick around to see the final five innings of his team’s second straight deplorable loss at home to Seattle, which still sports the worst record in baseball (28-49).

    He already had witnessed enough of the shaky pitching and offensive lethargy that contributed to Randolph’s axing last week as the Mets fell to 3-4 under Manuel and 37-39 overall. They have a chance to ignominiously be swept by the Mariners in tonight’s series finale with a four-game series against the Yankees looming this weekend. …

  8. DMZ on June 24th, 2008 10:54 pm

    Ummmm…. what does it mean to say

    But Manuel went all “gangsta” for the first time as skipper Tuesday night, getting tossed –

    because that seems awfully racist.

  9. westcoastseattleboy23 on June 24th, 2008 11:57 pm

    158- I believe that Mr. Peter Botte is an avid fan of Don Imus.

  10. edgar for mayor on June 24th, 2008 11:59 pm

    because that seems awfully racist.

    Not to mention irrelevant. That was 100% the Umpires doing, Manuel was walking away when the umpire bumped him.
    What is the likeliness that the MLB takes action against the umpire, such as they did in the Bradley incident.

  11. Teej on June 25th, 2008 12:11 am

    The “gangsta” comment definitely comes across poorly, but it’s surely based on this quote from Manuel about keeping Jose Reyes in line after Reyes kind of showed him up a bit by initially refusing to leave a game:

    “Next time he does that I’m going to get my blade out and cut him. I’m a gangster. You go gangster on me, I’m going to have to get you. You do that again, I’m going to cut you right on the field.”

  12. DMZ on June 25th, 2008 12:33 am

    Ooooooooooooooooh. Still, that’s a strange way to reference that, given the circumstances.

  13. mln on June 25th, 2008 12:48 am

    Forget about grit, chemistry, or proven veteranness. That’s what the Mariners need–more Gangsta!

    Mariner coaches need to start throwing gang signs like nobody’s business.

  14. SequimRealEstate on June 25th, 2008 7:29 am

    woooo teal and blue on white or grey great gangsta colors. : )

  15. msb on June 25th, 2008 8:08 am
  16. jzalman on June 25th, 2008 8:27 am

    Maybe when Manuel walks out of the dugout to argue a call, his song is “damn it feels good to be a gangsta…”

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