A slightly different note

DMZ · August 28, 2008 at 5:49 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Attempting to be ridiculously specific since there’s always people complaining about the poll question or options or trying to invent their own poll or what the heck ever and it’s really really annoying, even though I know this will do nothing to prevent it:


60 Responses to “A slightly different note”

  1. tomas on August 29th, 2008 12:48 pm

    Why isn’t Beltre on the list?

  2. msb on August 29th, 2008 12:51 pm

    Why isn’t Beltre on the list?

    why would he qualify as a “Most painful 2008 season performance by a player for you, subjectively, as a fan”?

  3. SpokaneMsFan on August 29th, 2008 1:24 pm

    It was painful to have a MLB record within M’s grasp then have boom-boom hit a double, so he got my vote. Sure it’s not the most desirable record, but I’ll take anything this year and we can’t even get that much.

  4. TumwaterMike on August 29th, 2008 1:24 pm

    I chose Johjima over Sexson because after Sexy’s season last year I really didn’t expect much from him this year.

  5. TomC on August 29th, 2008 2:03 pm

    I was most angry about Vidro getting the early season at-bats that Clement and/or Balentien needed to get going, but Johjima’s cursed season has been the most painful. Why the baseball gods decided to punish Johjima (and us) is a mystery for the ages. Perhaps Johjima should make a ritual sacrifice of his spikes and Silva’s used athletic supporters or something.

  6. ctc on August 29th, 2008 2:29 pm

    First post, very long time reader.

    Choices, choices, choices. It is so difficult to pick a single painful entry from this year, partially based on previous years.

    Joh: back from 00-02 I would yell into the screen “just strike out!” when Dan Wilson came up to the plate with 2-3 on and 1 out. Joh makes me realize how good we had it, then.

    Pitchers I can not comment on, because my most hated pitcher of all things Mariner (ok, on any team I’ve ever followed) was let go last year.

    That leaves me with Yuni, who has become my image of GIDP incarnate. Last time I grimaced through a game, he was up with the bases loaded, one out. I called my wife in and predicted “one pitch, double play”. Yuni came through brilliantly, swinging weakly at the first pitch.

    When I see him, I think Carlos Gullien, what could have been, and wonder how had things unraveled so far. I still follow Carlos, Freddy, Ryan (I know), Jamie, Joel; I can’t watch most of the current team while they are with us.

    I have boycotted the stadium this year.

  7. ctc on August 29th, 2008 2:31 pm

    Clarification – by hated pitcher, I mean Weaver, and by “grimaced through a game” I meant inning.

  8. great gonzalez on August 29th, 2008 2:53 pm

    Ichiro. It’s really painful to see him stuck on a terrible team.

  9. skipj on August 29th, 2008 6:28 pm

    Richie got my vote. Probably because of the pathos of seeing a nice guy, working hard, just lose the incredible skill set that made him a threat.

    At the end, when every pitcher viewed him as an easy out, maybe a GIDP, no longer a danger of any kind, much less a HR possibility…my heart broke for the guy.

    Also, I don’t recall a lot of excuses, and I seem to recall a fair amount of taking responsibility, (Memo to: Washburn), which I thought showed some class. He admitted that it bothered him to be booed, but didn’t lash out at the fans.

    I wish him well.

  10. LefebvreBelebvre on August 30th, 2008 10:33 am

    Putz. Let-down from the start.

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