On The Other Hand

Dave · September 23, 2008 at 8:27 am · Filed Under Mariners 

While you might not want to care what they think about the 2009 standings, baseball writers can be really good at what they’re paid to do – write. In particular, Larry Stone is tremendous at making columns about baseball amazingly fun to read.

Today, he’s got another great one on the relationships players have with their bats. It’s more of Stone at his best, as he is often, and evidence of why the newspaper isn’t dead yet. As long as they still have people like him writing for them, they’ll always have an audience.


9 Responses to “On The Other Hand”

  1. Tek Jansen on September 23rd, 2008 12:35 pm

    I like the Yin and Yang of Dave and Derek.

  2. msb on September 23rd, 2008 1:49 pm

    Scott Spiezio would kiss each of his new bats.


    who knows where that mouth has been.

  3. msb on September 23rd, 2008 1:59 pm

    I was trying to find the little .jpg from years past of Edgar’s bats in the dugout, all with their weight carefully written on the knob. Didn’t find it, but this was entertaining ….

  4. terry on September 23rd, 2008 2:07 pm

    who knows where that mouth has been.

    Who knows where his bat has been?

  5. smb on September 23rd, 2008 2:10 pm

    If you ever get a chance to go to the Slugger bat factory in Louisville, jump at the chance. It’s flat-out awesome.

    Anyone know if any Mariner ever used a heavier bat than Paul Sorrento? I have one of his old broken bats, and even just the split barrel end is heavier than I would try to swing.

  6. MKT on September 23rd, 2008 6:34 pm

    Funny, with all the hoopla over tht Red Sox fan burying an Ortiz jersey in the concrete of the new Yankee Stadium, that the Angels have had bats buried in Oakland’s stadium all along.

    I wonder if any “skeletons” are buried in Safeco Field?

  7. fiftyone on September 23rd, 2008 6:55 pm

    Larry Stone, genius. I read that entire story, ADHD be damned. I swear, that hit should start a blog…

  8. WardP on September 23rd, 2008 10:28 pm

    Larry Stone is a national treasure.

  9. joser on September 24th, 2008 9:53 am

    I wonder if any “skeletons” are buried in Safeco Field?

    Other than the real ones belonging to the Duwamish?

    (Eagle and Raven clans can both do a good job of knocking down balls trying to escape the field — or did you think it was just the “cold, damp, Seattle air” that was doing that?)

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.