Stepping Away

Dave · October 3, 2008 at 10:40 am · Filed Under Mariners 

Hey all,

Just wanted to let you know that I’m not going to be around the blog for the next little while – I’m getting married tomorrow, so I’ll be spending next week with my beautiful new bride on our honeymoon. Needless to say, her idea of a romantic week away does not involve me writing about baseball.

Be nice to Conor in my absence.

Go Rays.


47 Responses to “Stepping Away”

  1. matthew on October 3rd, 2008 10:44 am

    Congratulations Dave 🙂

  2. Swungonandbelted on October 3rd, 2008 10:47 am

    Woot! Congrats Dave

  3. Thingray on October 3rd, 2008 10:49 am

    Congratulations Dave, enjoy your honeymoon!

  4. JerBear on October 3rd, 2008 10:50 am

    Congratulations and the best to you both – that’s such an exciting time, and I hope you guys have heaps of fun! Marriage is without doubt the most challenging and rewarding experience you will ever have. Well, until you have children, of course.

    Go get em, Tiger. 🙂

  5. galaxieboi on October 3rd, 2008 10:50 am

    Woohoo! Have fun and enjoy relaxing. And try to sneak in a Rays game.

  6. Carson on October 3rd, 2008 10:53 am

    Well, it was nice of you not to leave us with a mega post that got a bunch of people fired up for Derek/Connor and the mods to deal with.

    Congrats, and good luck!

  7. bakomariner on October 3rd, 2008 10:56 am


  8. scott19 on October 3rd, 2008 10:56 am

    Congrats Dave, and have a great time! 🙂

  9. dnc on October 3rd, 2008 11:12 am

    Awesome. Congratulations man. The best to you both.

  10. msb on October 3rd, 2008 11:12 am

    dang. we never bought them those candlesticks.

  11. Mo Vaughn Is My Hero on October 3rd, 2008 11:14 am

    Congratulations, bud.

  12. arbeck on October 3rd, 2008 11:19 am

    Shouldn’t we get Dave something?

  13. nadingo on October 3rd, 2008 11:22 am

    Congratulations! Hope you’re honeymooning someplace relaxing!

  14. oar68 on October 3rd, 2008 11:32 am

    What kind of a baseball fan makes wedding plans in October? I once lost a friendship because I wouldn’t be in a guys wedding during Game 6 of the World Series.

  15. msb on October 3rd, 2008 11:33 am

    What kind of a baseball fan makes wedding plans in October?

    a gentleman?

  16. Mariner Fan in CO Exile on October 3rd, 2008 11:35 am

    Congratulations Dave. Welcome to the club.

  17. Jim Thomsen on October 3rd, 2008 11:53 am

    I’m very, very happy for you, Dave. Share some pictures when you get back.

  18. seank100 on October 3rd, 2008 11:57 am

    “Hey, Dave, this is Howard Lincoln with the Mariners. Give a us a call, please. You may have heard that we have some positions open, and we’d really like to talk to you. Thanks.”

    “Dave, it’s Howard again. Just wondering if maybe you didn’t get my first message. Look, we’re, well, we’re still interested in talking. Please give us a call.”

    “I get it, okay? You don’t want to talk. Fine. I’m sure we can find someone else. But I don’t want to read anything on that blog of yours about how we didn’t search ‘outside the box’ for people.”

  19. Vortex on October 3rd, 2008 12:04 pm

    Congrats and take the well deserved week to spend with your lovely new bride. The next adventure will bring you more happiness than any M’s World Series could.

  20. Bretticus on October 3rd, 2008 12:22 pm

    Congrats man, you deserve a break.

  21. Xteve X on October 3rd, 2008 12:23 pm

    Congratulations Dave. Enjoy your honeymoon!

  22. longbeachglenn on October 3rd, 2008 12:30 pm

    May God bless you and your bride and your life together. And may you hurry back to keep Conor and especially Derek in line.

  23. Malicious_Draconian on October 3rd, 2008 12:59 pm

    Congrats Dave!

  24. Typical Idiot Fan on October 3rd, 2008 1:41 pm


    Share some pictures when you get back


  25. Steve T on October 3rd, 2008 1:50 pm

    Good luck and much happiness, Dave, and your bride!

    Just remember: patience isn’t just for hitters. There will be times coming soon when you’ll want to kill each other, but stick in there, it’s worth it.

    And take care tomorrow. Weddings can be torture in a lot of ways, if you let the stress get to you. Laugh it off, smile, and tell your wife you love her.

  26. Grizz on October 3rd, 2008 2:17 pm

    What kind of a baseball fan makes wedding plans in October?

    One who knows during the planning stage to get the wedding and honeymoon out of the way in early October before the World Series (just in case it turned out this was the year the M’s finally made it).

    Dave, congrats and best of luck tomorrow and thereafter.

  27. feingarden on October 3rd, 2008 2:27 pm

    Congrats, Dave! I realize that you can’t write on your honeymoon, but I’m sure you can take notes for later articles.

    On baseball, that is.

  28. Gregor on October 3rd, 2008 2:46 pm


    Congratulations, God’s blessings, and a lifetime of happiness to both of you!


  29. wabbles on October 3rd, 2008 2:57 pm

    “Needless to say, her idea of a romantic week away does not involve me writing about baseball.”

    And yet, you decided to marry her anyway. Well, one of the biggest hurdles has been cleared already. Congratulations!

  30. jlc on October 3rd, 2008 3:28 pm

    Good for you, Dave, and may the two of you have many happy years together.

  31. Evan on October 3rd, 2008 3:31 pm

    What kind of a baseball fan makes wedding plans in October?

    One who knows his team won’t be playing in October.

  32. Sports on a Schtick on October 3rd, 2008 3:35 pm

    Have fun Dave. I’ll do my best to get GM Kim Ng for a wedding gift.

  33. dlb on October 3rd, 2008 3:37 pm

    congrats and make sure to enjoy your big day

  34. phismi on October 3rd, 2008 4:21 pm

    As they say in Japan, “Mazel Tov!”

    I might be paraphrasing.

  35. Zero Gravitas on October 3rd, 2008 4:26 pm

    Congrats and many happy returns!

  36. KLSnow on October 3rd, 2008 4:57 pm

    Congrats Dave, enjoy the big day!

  37. argh on October 3rd, 2008 5:06 pm

    I’ll pass on the advice I got when I got married over 40 (happy) years ago: make sure to laugh with each other and you will have many happy years. Another mazel tov! from the northwest.

  38. mark s on October 3rd, 2008 5:28 pm


  39. Teej on October 3rd, 2008 5:40 pm

    Congrats, Dave, and enjoy your time away from this team. You’ve surely earned it.

  40. SequimRealEstate on October 3rd, 2008 7:22 pm

    Congradulations to you and you midnight sun bride. A wise man once told me a woman does not want you to solve her problems but listen to them. By doing so she will solve the problem her self. ” really?” “Is that so?” “tell me more.” and even “huh-huh” it does not make sense but works. God Bless you both.

  41. J on October 3rd, 2008 7:51 pm

    Congratulations, Dave. Enjoy your week off. If that includes playoff baseball, fine, and if not, that’s fine as well.

  42. mln on October 3rd, 2008 10:47 pm

    I heard a rumor that all registered members of are not only invited to Dave’s wedding but also on his honeymoon as well!

    Better yet, DMZ is paying for all expenses.

    Is this site great or what?!

  43. WardP on October 4th, 2008 5:23 am

    Congratulations, Dave!

    Enjoy a week without the word, “Vidro.”

  44. terry on October 4th, 2008 6:00 am

    Congrats Dave!

    Here’s a few secrets to a happy marriage. Take them for what they are worth:

    1. Toilet seat down when you’re done (up when you’re not),

    2. All clothes must now actually make it into the hamper-rimming out is no longer close enough

    3. Stopping and asking for directions is like giving her a rose (she has to be in the car with you though).

    4. When she says, “I don’t care what/where we eat”, it doesn’t mean that she doesn’t have an opinion-it means she doesn’t want the blame if what she really wants (and what she expects you to pick if you truly understand her) isn’t as good as she thinks it might be.

    Now, here’s just a bit of advice that’s more survival related than anything. Do your absolute best to avoid going bra shopping with her. Invariably you’ll be on a trip with her and serendipitously you’ll end up in that section with her (apparently they always need a new one or rather they are constantly on a search for the “perfect one”). In other words, no shopping trip is safe (not even car shopping believe that or not). BTW, don’t suggest ebay if she laments how hard it is to find her favorite. Anyway, just realize that when you’re in that isle, eye contact must be avoided with anyone other than your wife (and frankly she might be the only one who won’t be paying attention to you-you’ll pretty much be ignored by her but you’ll feel the weight of a thousand eyes upon you). This is difficult because as you’ll surely find out, it’s not like there will be things on the shelf that you can pretend to read. That is just about as creepy to the women in that section as the notion that you’re watching them shop there. Don’t panic though and become chatty. It probably goes without saying that this is not the time for polite conversation with strangers (you’ll likely be the only male in the section). Your job is to look as attached to your wife’s hip as possible without actually getting in her way (you’re just a distraction to her at this point). Just hold the many boxes that she’ll throw at you and stare at the floor as much as possible. This is especially so when you find yourself on the bench outside the dressing room. It might seem like a perfect time to pull out your favorite tech gadget to innocently distract you. Unfortunately a lot of those take pictures so once again you risk the creepy factor. With some luck there will be another man there ad you both can loudly talk about power tools, football or mowing the lawn. And as a final bit of advice, don’t ask how much the ones she picks out will cost. She might wonder whether you want her to be truly happy or worse she’ll be guilted into putting the “perfect” one back. If that happens you’ll be blamed for it possibly for years afterward as it’s legend grows. Frankly, you don’t want to know how much they cost anyway.

  45. Karen on October 4th, 2008 11:53 am

    1. Yeah, there’s nothing more irritating to a gal than sitting down on the toilet seat and getting her backside all wet, ‘cuz the love of her life peed all over it…
    2a. And try to make sure the stuff you throw into the hamper isn’t wet, ‘cuz she doesn’t like soaking everything in bleach to get the mildew out…
    2b. Or — like a baseball player I used to know who never brought a hanky with him when he went out running — throwing a running shirt into the laundry covered in snot…
    3. Don’t get lost in the first place, doofus… 🙂 Ask HER, she reads the map better than you do, anyway.
    4. All she cares about is that SHE doesn’t have to cook it!

    Someone who’s cooked and done laundry for her man for 44 years…

  46. Karen on October 4th, 2008 12:04 pm

    And about terry terrorizing you about shopping: My advice is, if you ask HER how much something costs, she’s justified in asking you how much that ATV you want costs, or that Harley…

    There is NO WAY I’d inflict a intimate-garment shopping expedition on my husband. Not even a trip to Burlington Coat Factory. He trusts me with a credit card, so I go get these things myself while he’s off doing HIS thing.

    There’s such a thing as TOO much closeness in a marriage, you don’t have to do everything together.

    Best wishes, Dave. I won’t wish you good LUCK, it takes more than luck. Patience, understanding, listening when either of you have something to say, working out problems instead of avoiding them, planning your life together, but not every nitpicky little detail…and, of course, the obvious. That’s what a marriage is all about.

  47. terry on October 4th, 2008 12:33 pm

    BTW, my comments about shopping were related specifically to bra shopping.

    Anyway, you let your hubby have an ATV and a Harley?

    Man, I so need to get a backbone…. 🙂

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