Game Who Cares, Mariners at Royals

Dave · September 18, 2008 at 10:57 am · Filed Under Mariners 

Greinke vs Feierabend, 11:10 am.

I challenge anyone to try to care about this game.

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73 Responses to “Game Who Cares, Mariners at Royals”

  1. Thoan on September 18th, 2008 10:58 am

    Mrs. Feierabend?

  2. AssumedName on September 18th, 2008 11:03 am

    Isn’t there at least some morbid fascination around pondering whether the M’s will win another game this season?

  3. good soldier svejk on September 18th, 2008 11:06 am

    I love spring training!!! Especially in September…

  4. phismi on September 18th, 2008 11:09 am

    I’m morbidly curious to see if they can make it to 100 in the loss column.

    Let me have this!

  5. Tek Jansen on September 18th, 2008 11:09 am

    I will take that challenge. Most likely, I will fail.

  6. Mustard on September 18th, 2008 11:10 am

    I think i would care if the Mariners ended up out of the MLB basement? Or is everyone rooting for them to actually be worse (by standings) than the Padres and Nats? I know it is like splitting hairs, but saying we have the worst team in the entire MLB has a certain sting (not ring) to it.

  7. scott19 on September 18th, 2008 11:11 am

    Well, like Faith No More once said, “We Care A Lot”…

    However, I believe the punch line/chorus of that song also went “yeah, it’s a dirty job, but someone’s gotta do it!” :o

  8. terry on September 18th, 2008 11:11 am

    I’m very curious to see how the Ms might completely screw the pooch on Strasburg, so ya, I care about this game.

  9. msb on September 18th, 2008 11:14 am

    I challenge anyone to try to care about this game.

    and it provides a change of listening whilst working like the proverbial busy little beaver.

  10. wabbles on September 18th, 2008 11:22 am

    But…but…this is when we can watch the future! All the AAAA players and other organizational fodder that will make up next year’s 90-plus loss team! Wait ’til next year! GO M’s!

  11. AssumedName on September 18th, 2008 11:24 am

    90 losses? Let’s not push the expectations too high, now.

  12. feingarden on September 18th, 2008 11:27 am

    I care passionately about all games up to the point that a 100 loss season is no longer a possibility. Now that McLaren and Bavasi are gone I’d like to avoid the 100-100 milestone if we can. It will be hard enough to attract player and FO talent without the added stigma. And to anyone who says that 99 losses is no different than 100 losses I would point to a nearly infinite nmber of items priced at something ending in .99.

  13. kyoko on September 18th, 2008 11:34 am

    Feierabend’s pick off move is cool

  14. msb on September 18th, 2008 11:48 am

    Insult to Injury.

    we have to listen to Bud Selig.

  15. DarkKnight1680 on September 18th, 2008 11:55 am

    11 straight losses = 1 Stephen Strasburg

    That’s why I care.

  16. Mustard on September 18th, 2008 11:59 am

    Wow, this is brutal.

  17. msb on September 18th, 2008 11:59 am

    Feierabend’s pick off move is cool

    too bad he can’t pick them off at home plate …

  18. Some Dude on September 18th, 2008 12:14 pm

    too bad he can’t pick them off at home plate …

    Rimshot!

  19. Mustard on September 18th, 2008 12:17 pm

    Mark Teahan stealing 3rd? Are you kidding me?

  20. DaveLee on September 18th, 2008 12:19 pm

    I Care.

    The Mariners are in a desperate race with Washington and San Diego for the right to claim the title of worst team in baseball.

    That “bragging right” is just chock of of dividends – the draft, snide comments about management, it might even add to the the appeal/challenge of the GM position.

    It would be helpful if someone would post the daily standings of the three clubs – much like papers do with wild card races.

  21. Vortex on September 18th, 2008 12:20 pm

    Feierabend contributing in the Strasburg sweepstakes. About the only reason to care for this game.

  22. Mustard on September 18th, 2008 12:21 pm

    Alright, forget what I said earlier…we are the worst team in baseball, and I am now resigned to say we were the worst in all of baseball 2008 season. Thanks Mariners.

  23. msb on September 18th, 2008 12:26 pm

    I challenge anyone to try to care about this game.

    well, apparently the Ms don’t …

  24. CMC_Stags on September 18th, 2008 12:28 pm

    Seattle Mariners – 57 wins, 94 losses, .377 %
    San Diego Padres – 58 wins, 95 losses, .379 %
    Washington Nationals – 58 wins, 94 losses, .382 %

    I hate to root for losing/tanking, but at this point, what is the point in winning games? Play the kids, see how they do, and position the team to take whichever player (be it Strasburg or someone else) it wants in the draft next year.

    If someone could point out what in the world Cairo is doing on the field, I’d appreciate it. Why isn’t Tui at 3rd? The M’s should be playing the following players as much as possible the rest of the year, not playing Cairo:

    1B: Lopez, LaHair
    3B: Tui, Lopez
    SS: Valbuena, Hulett, Betancourt (who seems to be playing a little better D recently)
    2B: Valbuena, Hulett
    RF: Ichiro!, Wlad
    CF: Reed, Ichiro!
    LF: Wlad, Reed, Ibanez
    C: Johnson
    DH: Ibanez (assure counting stats for Type A free agency from the safety of the DH position. If he gets hurt in the field the last week….)

    Can we call up Mike Wilson from West Tenn to be the 4th OF for the last 12 games as well?

    Wow… I just checked the box score. Is Feierabend trying to make a case to not be in the rotation next year? More of this and the team may think it needs to hang on to Washburn.

  25. G-Man on September 18th, 2008 12:31 pm

    I had totally forgotten this was being played now.

    checks score

    Well, I gotta go, have fun, folks.

  26. killer_ewok18 on September 18th, 2008 12:33 pm

    So, what is the Mariners marketing ploy next year?

    “We can’t get (much) worse!”

  27. Some Dude on September 18th, 2008 12:34 pm

    Ahahahaha 9-nothing in the 4th? Insult to injury.

  28. Henry Reed on September 18th, 2008 12:37 pm

    So, what is the Mariners marketing ploy next year?

    Maybe they could resurrect this oldie-but-goodie:

    “The Mariners are playing hardball! Hit it again and again and again…hit it again!”

    Of course, that would apply to the opposing team.

  29. Steve Nelson on September 18th, 2008 12:44 pm

    So, what is the Mariners marketing ploy next year?

    My, oh my!

  30. msb on September 18th, 2008 12:52 pm

    So, what is the Mariners marketing ploy next year?

    My, oh my!

    oy vey?

  31. jlc on September 18th, 2008 12:58 pm

    You know it’s a bad game in a bad season when the team’s announcer talks about how good the weather is to play baseball in.

  32. Ralph_Malph on September 18th, 2008 12:58 pm

    Mariners 2009 marketing slogan: “Crikey, we’ve lost our mojo”

  33. Live4Night on September 18th, 2008 12:59 pm

    Seriously, are we going to win another game before the season ends?

  34. Grizz on September 18th, 2008 1:04 pm

    Maybe they could resurrect this oldie-but-goodie:

    “The Mariners are playing hardball! Hit it again and again and again…hit it again!”

    “Anything Can Happen!”

  35. msb on September 18th, 2008 1:08 pm

    Mariners 2009 marketing slogan: “Crikey, we’ve lost our mojo”

    oh, I think anything with “mojo” has got to be circular-filed…

  36. msb on September 18th, 2008 1:09 pm

    Rizzsy is giving fielding tips now.

  37. Go Felix on September 18th, 2008 1:09 pm

    Instead of having a fan appreciation night the organization should have a fan appreciation year by fielding a competitive team.

    Damn we suck. 12-0, christ.

    Slogan: “If we were in the National League we would be awesome, LOL”.

  38. msb on September 18th, 2008 1:16 pm

    “If we were in the National League we would be only almost the worst team in Baseball!!”

  39. Todd A on September 18th, 2008 1:19 pm

    I tried to care, then I saw the score. Is it March 2009 yet?

  40. Go Felix on September 18th, 2008 1:23 pm

    Crickets? Yeah, that’s the sound Mariners fans are making today.

  41. msb on September 18th, 2008 1:30 pm

    hack-tastic.

  42. sass on September 18th, 2008 1:36 pm

    Not to beat the Strasburg horse, but Seattle better not waste the pick. We know they’ll offer the slotted amount, no more, and that Strasburg will have Boras for an agent, thus delaying the signing indefinitely, just like with Fields (who isn’t worth the trouble, honestly). Take someone who can play but is realistically signable.

  43. Evan on September 18th, 2008 1:41 pm

    I challenge anyone to try to care about this game.

    Especially now.

    2009 Slogan: Mariners Baseball – It can always get worse.

  44. Zero Gravitas on September 18th, 2008 1:48 pm

    Wow I just tuned into the box score and it’s 12-0 in the 9th. I guess the Mariners couldn’t bring themselves to care about this game either…

  45. Swungonandbelted on September 18th, 2008 2:00 pm

    Wow I just tuned into the box score and it’s 12-0 in the 9th. I guess the Mariners couldn’t bring themselves to care about this game either…

    Heh, I was in the truck at lunch when KJR mentioned there was a M’s matinee today; changed the station to KOMO long enough to hear Dave say “and it’s KC 10 M’s 0 in the 6th…” which amounted to my whole day’s quota of caring about the game

  46. davepaisley on September 18th, 2008 2:07 pm

    Wow, that 100 losses was looking less likely until this little 7 game skid. I say we need the 100 losses just to hammer home how dreadful this team is.

    If they scraped by with a sort of decent end to the season, you just couldn’t trust these guys not to say, “Hey, see were not so bad – we only need to pick up a couple of spare parts and we’re good to go for 2009!!!!”.

    Now, where have I heard that before?

    No, raze this sucker to the ground, leave no tree standing, and let there be no doubt that this team needs to be rebuilt from the ground up.

  47. msb on September 18th, 2008 2:12 pm

    this little 7 game skid.

    that’s 8, Dave …

  48. Benne on September 18th, 2008 2:19 pm

    Since this game sucks, I’ve been watching the Brewers-Cubs instead. The Fangraphs chart for that game is crazy.

  49. davepaisley on September 18th, 2008 2:34 pm

    msb – Oops, my bad. My excuse is I just flew to the UK overnight, and haven’t been following too close. I guess the Angels series was 4 games, not 3?

    But swept by KC in a 4 game series? Does it get any worse than that?

    Now need to go 6-4 to avoid 100 losses? Good luck with that, chaps…

    And by good luck I mean fat chance, of course.

  50. Benne on September 18th, 2008 2:41 pm

    Wow, the ump in Chicago has a VERY generous strike zone. Jim Edmonds gets tossed in the middle of an at-bat.

  51. Pete on September 18th, 2008 3:01 pm

    I don’t care if we lose 100 games. Who cares? Seriously, what is the difference between 99 and 100 losses? It looks worse, visually? Does it? 100 really looks worse than 99? That seems awfully arbitrary.

    They both look horrifying. I refuse to believe that 99 represents that we weren’t totally disgraceful. 99 is just as bad. Who are you trying to fool?

    On top of that, the more losses, the closer to the #1 pick we get. I will take the humiliation of that any day.

    I’ll put it this way — if I have to choose from the sheer glory and elation of 99 losses, or the utter humiliation of 104 losses and the #1 pick, I’ll choose the latter every time.

  52. RallyFried on September 18th, 2008 3:20 pm

    Mariner’s 2009 slogan:

    We have train tracks outside the stadium and a train wreck inside!

  53. kenshabby on September 18th, 2008 3:24 pm

    I cared until I read this depressing thread. :(

  54. Steve T on September 18th, 2008 3:30 pm

    Slogan: “Two Outs, Uh-Oh”.

    Sign me up for 104 losses. I want them humiliated. I want Chuck Armstrong to cringe with embarrassment when he looks in a mirror.

  55. Elwood P. Dowd on September 18th, 2008 3:41 pm

    At least it was an 11AM start. I would like to encourage them to try some 3AM starts.

  56. killer_ewok18 on September 18th, 2008 4:29 pm

    Wait. Weren’t we supposed to go on a couple of 6-game winnning streaks?

  57. RallyFried on September 18th, 2008 4:40 pm

    Sign me up for 104 losses. I want them humiliated. I want Chuck Armstrong to cringe with embarrassment when he looks in a mirror.

    I can’t wait for my letter from Howard and Chuck this off season. What will they possibly say? Opppsss, we f’ed up again?
    Sorry, we’re really bad at managing a sports franchise?

    Nope, probably not. But a man can dream. You really think Chuck gets embarrassed when he looks in the mirror??? I don’t. I think he probably laughs and as he mutters the word; “suckers.” He’s got a great paying job that has zero accountability. The guy has hit the employment lottery, and he knows it. I’ll believe he gets embarrassed the day he resigns.

  58. edgar for mayor on September 18th, 2008 4:46 pm

    Nope, probably not. But a man can dream. You really think Chuck gets embarrassed when he looks in the mirror??? I don’t. I think he probably laughs and as he mutters the word; “suckers.” He’s got a great paying job that has zero accountability. The guy has hit the employment lottery, and he knows it. I’ll believe he gets embarrassed the day he resigns.

    Beautiful…true words. Such beautiful poetry.

  59. Breadbaker on September 18th, 2008 5:26 pm

    12-0 getaway day afternoon game loss to the Royals. I think the game has significance that not even Chuck Armstrong can spin this into “the team played well for Riggleman.”

  60. scott19 on September 18th, 2008 7:21 pm

    Well, at least you could say it was “vintage” Ryan Feierabend today — a bit like Junior’s “homecoming” game last year, that is.

  61. TomTuttle on September 18th, 2008 8:43 pm

    Help us Pat Gillick!!! Save us from Chuck Armstrong!

  62. scott19 on September 18th, 2008 8:54 pm

    When we’re actually looking to Pat Gillick as some sort of “messianic” figure, ya know we’re in trouble.

  63. Sinking Away on September 18th, 2008 9:23 pm

    Someone, please help us! Our FO doesn’t have a clue.

  64. davepaisley on September 18th, 2008 10:46 pm

    Pete…

    You and I know that there’s no significant difference between 99 and 100 losses, but the fact is the team and the media have made a big deal out of being the first $100M/100 loss team.

    It may be the psychological barrier that gets Lincoln and Armstrong fired (or at least wake the ownership up to the possibility of such – “Hey, these guys really have NO CLUE how to run a franchise!!!”)

    And when the team and the media talk about it, so does Joe CasualFan, and 100 losses IS a big deal in the mind of Joe CasualFan, especially as it will set expectations of caring to go to M’s games next year. Attendance lags performance, and as this year’s performance has been so dismal, especially given the off-season hype, the team is going to hit Kingdome like attendance next year if it’s not careful.

    Now THAT ought to get the ownership’s attention.

  65. 300ZXNA on September 18th, 2008 11:14 pm

    well, at least we’re not the ONLY fanbase who is freaking out. I can only imagine what its like for SF fans, watching Lincecum get ANOTHER complete game. Poor bastard’s arm is going to fall off leaving SF fans to wonder what could have been had he not had his arm thoroughly destroyed.

  66. scott19 on September 19th, 2008 12:06 am

    Wow on the Lincecum line. It seemed like earlier in the year, Bochy was trying to keep his pitch count down a bit more…now, all of a sudden, he’s running him out there for a bazillion pitches every start like Jim Palmer circa 1975 — in games which still don’t mean anything for the Giants.

  67. metz123 on September 19th, 2008 8:44 am

    Lincecum only threw 118 pitches last night. That’s not pitcher abuse. Letting him throw 135+ the previous start is ridiculous but then again, he’s never had arm pain and he appears to be a freak of nature.

    Now 100 losses is something I can root for, if only that it continues to drive the point home that this ownership group is clueless.

  68. Jeff Nye on September 19th, 2008 8:55 am

    I think we should start referring to Lincecum as if he were Hastur from the Cthulhu mythos.

    HE WHO SHALL NOT BE NAMED

  69. Evan on September 19th, 2008 9:39 am

    CTHULHU FHTAGN!

  70. msb on September 19th, 2008 12:01 pm

    HWSNBN “has now made 17 starts of at least 110 pitches this year, and he ranks well ahead of every other pitcher in PAP, with an average of abuse points per game that has not been topped since Livan Hernandez’s 2005 season.”

  71. scott19 on September 19th, 2008 1:17 pm

    Can we just assign him a symbol and call him the “Pitcher Formerly Known As…”?

  72. Jeff Nye on September 19th, 2008 1:23 pm

    Sadly, this is already taken!

  73. scott19 on September 19th, 2008 1:28 pm

    Next thing you know, he may start mutating into a giant green Lou Ferrigno when angered.

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