Game 97, Indians at Mariners

DMZ · July 19, 2008 at 11:55 am · Filed Under Mariners 

Sowers v Batista. 12:55.

WFB in center, Vidro at DH, LaHair at first, Clement catching.


65 Responses to “Game 97, Indians at Mariners”

  1. msb on July 19th, 2008 4:00 pm

    Anyone remember the Turn Ahead the Clock night at the Kingdome? I forgot about that game until I saw this article on ESPN’s Page 2.

    there was a discussion with illustrations about 20 games ago

  2. Breadbaker on July 19th, 2008 4:07 pm

    Records not kept by Stats, Inc. and the Elias Sports Bureau:

    Games where the starter digs the team into too great a hole for a good bullpen performance and a reasonable amount of hitting to get out of:

    Seattle Mariners, 2008, infinite.

  3. msb on July 19th, 2008 4:11 pm

    this game reminded me more of 1999 than 1989…

    goodness, the Uni Report was very like our earlier game-day discussion — I have to say, I still approve of Jrs ‘sleeveless’ mandate.

  4. mikethomas22 on July 19th, 2008 4:31 pm

    jim street is either the biggest idiot in the world, or a total liar and shill for the mariners. he needs to be continued to be exposed all the time.

  5. bakomariner on July 19th, 2008 4:36 pm

    I started composing an email to Street to go off on the article, but I started to sound like a jerk, and deleted it…

    He’s a buffoon…

    I just hope that the other teams that are interested in trading for Raul believe he has good D as well…

  6. smb on July 19th, 2008 4:50 pm

    I was working in ballpark ops during the turn ahead the clock game…in fact I hung that Pluto Pups banner with duct tape myself. I still have a few of the giveaway hats in my closet somewhere…I have no excuse for this. I guess it was a success?? Seemed ridiculous even at the time, especially that banner.

  7. Karen on July 19th, 2008 7:06 pm

    Did anyone ever come up with an answer to theraven’s question why Batista is still pitching? At ALL? Why he’s still on the roster?

    Gawd, if a pitcher puts the team in a sinkhole nearly every time he pitches and doesn’t even get to 5 innings, what good is he? Or as a reliever, puts the game beyond reach? (I could ask that about Bedard, too, but it might shatter his ego, or something more tangible)

  8. scott19 on July 19th, 2008 7:58 pm

    this game reminded me more of 1999 than 1989…

    Except that at least in 1999 we were still in the vicinity of the .500 mark at the end of the season.

    Did anyone ever come up with an answer to theraven’s question why Batista is still pitching? At ALL? Why he’s still on the roster?

    Yes, it’s too bad really that, considering Batista was starting this afternoon, it couldn’t have been a “Turn Ahead The Clock” Day…

    …To a future point in time following his DFA!

  9. joser on July 20th, 2008 12:12 am

    on KUOW a few weeks back Poneman was telling the story about the NYTimes calling Subpop to ask about “Grunge slang”, and the receptionist who just made up a load of crap on the spot

    Yeah, that was Megan Jasper, who rose from receptionist to VP of marketing for SubPop (undoubtedly helped by the fact that that prank made her the only widely-recognized SubPop employee beyond the founders, though SubPop itself claims it was due to other skills).

    Wow, we need to chitchat at some point to find out if we were running into each other at shows. Funny.

    Yeah, probably. The old Eagles hall, the Metro, Gorilla Gardens, some of the clubs in Pioneer Sq sometimes (Nirvana at the Central Tavern playing to you, me, and ten other people). I ran into Poneman while working at KCMU (and working shows at the HUB). Ed Fotheringham was dating a friend of a friend, and through him I met Mark Arm and Kim Thayil, and we used to hang out with Charles Peterson. Who was a pain in the ass, always dragging his camera along. Little did we know…

  10. scott19 on July 20th, 2008 12:57 am

    Hmmm, why is this an afternoon game on Saturday?

    Such a question, of course, would be heresy when asked at Wrigley Field. 😉

    Actually, it was less torture being there today than it probably was listening on the radio…if for no other reason than it gave me a chance to work on my tan some more. Maybe the most ironic thing was Clement’s “retro” introduction — when he was announced as Jeff “Spicoli” Clement. That made me almost wish that the Indians would’ve started Weaver instead of Sowers.

  11. hansk on July 20th, 2008 4:08 am

    You can’t platoon guys (Reed, LaHair, Clement) forever. If you want them to be everyday players they’re going to have to face left handed pitchers. Better this year, then next*.

    * Don’t read “next” as in 2009, I mean the next time the M’s are competitive.

  12. msb on July 20th, 2008 8:58 am

    through him I met Mark Arm

    I was once elbowed by Mark Arm. Man, those are some pointy elbows.

  13. BigJared on July 20th, 2008 10:22 am

    The Ibanez article is comedy.

    …..but Ibanez’s defensive reputation grows.

    Truer words have never been spoken!

    ….since rejoining the Mariners prior to the 2004 season, Ibanez has the second-most outfield assists (44) in the American League..

    He has a lot of OF assists because he is very slow and ungainly getting to anything that requires him to move forward, backward or laterally. This leads to people constantly running on him. Once in awhile he’ll catch one (his arm at least is decent), but for every one he catches how many take an extra base that they wouldn’t have even tried taking against a better outfielder? Getting a lot of assists from LF usually isn’t an indication of being good.

    Willie sacrificed the grand slam he could have easily hit himself in order to walk and give Raul the opportunity. That is what being the Igniter is all about.

  14. scott19 on July 20th, 2008 12:04 pm

    * Don’t read “next” as in 2009, I mean the next time the M’s are competitive.

    Hmmm…that really would be turning the clock ahead to about 2029, wouldn’t it?

  15. hansk on July 20th, 2008 1:01 pm

    I hope not, it all depends on who’s the new GM. And looking at the list released by the team (Antonetti, Forst, Nguyen, DePodista), I have hope.

    Though if Gillick gets involved he could throw a wrench in the whole thing.

    What is USSMariner’s take on Cashman? I looked back at what was said, and it wasn’t much. He may be hard to judge because #1 He hasn’t had to build a farm, he just has to throw money at good players, and #2 We don’t know if his moves were his own, or the Boss’s.

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