Tango Answers Questions About His Job

Dave · January 8, 2009 at 2:08 pm · Filed Under Mariners 


The best quote:

Q: Does this really maan anything to a Mariners fan?
A: I don’t have as much insight into answering that question as you might think. Think of me as Tony B’s big toe (reference: Stripes). The front office has a bunch of beacons in the sky, and I try make mine as bright as possible. While I can’t force Tony B to look in that direction, I can use the power of my big toe as much as that can work. Tony has Z’s ear, so we’ll see what kind of impact I have, if any. So far, I am happy with the direction.

So are we, Tom, so are we.


22 Responses to “Tango Answers Questions About His Job”

  1. msb on January 8th, 2009 3:04 pm

    can we just call him Hulka now?

  2. Pig on January 8th, 2009 3:23 pm

    Another 15 minutes a day down the tube. Thanks for sharing the link to Tango’s blog – some great reads…

  3. insidetheparker on January 8th, 2009 4:05 pm

    I love the new mariners and tango is my favorite.

  4. joser on January 8th, 2009 4:29 pm

    Wait. Does that mean if Zduriencik talks to Tango directly, then he’s sticking a toe in his ear?

    Quota exceeded: Too many metaphorical body parts.

  5. DMZ on January 8th, 2009 5:15 pm

    I live in NJ, and I have no idea if I will ever visit Seattle.

    Tango’s never been to Seattle? Boooooooooooooo

  6. Shizane on January 8th, 2009 6:06 pm

    I live in NJ and used to live in Seattle.

    Seattle >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> NJ

    I wanna go back.

  7. Grizz on January 8th, 2009 6:57 pm

    I live in NJ, and I have no idea if I will ever visit Seattle.

    My home is Seattle, but I live in Britannica!

  8. gwangung on January 8th, 2009 8:47 pm

    Awright…time to take up a collection…

  9. G-Bo on January 8th, 2009 9:11 pm

    I lived in NJ and now live in Seattle. Tom, its well worth making the trip.

  10. msb on January 8th, 2009 9:46 pm

    I lived in NJ. Twice.

    I don’t really remember any of it.

  11. DMZ on January 8th, 2009 9:47 pm

    I guess it’s possible I lived in NJ and didn’t remember it either.

  12. terry on January 9th, 2009 3:58 am

    I guess it’s possible I lived in NJ and didn’t remember it either.

    Most people try to block it out of their memories(even the ones still living there).

    “New Jersey is like a beer barrel, tapped at both ends, with all the live beer running into Philadelphia and New York.” — Ben Franklin

  13. tangotiger on January 9th, 2009 6:49 am

    I have no special affinity for NJ. Its proximity to Manhattan, Montreal, Boston (which we really like and it’s the closest thing to Montreal), and close enough to Ottawa/Toronto (those three Canadian cities is where all my family lives), plus that my wife has half her family in NJ, as well as being a good hub of job opps makes it a good spot. I would say the same thing about the equally boring Albany, or CT.

    I have no doubt that Seattle’s quality of life is among the best, if not the best, in the whole country. If I was single, it’d be a whole different ballgame.

  14. The Ancient Mariner on January 9th, 2009 6:51 am

    That’s a very gracious response.

  15. Mere Tantalisers on January 9th, 2009 7:12 am

    Don’t compare Seattle to NJ. Compare Washington State to NJ. There are parts of WA that are great, and there are parts of it that make me want to cut myself. Jersey’s the same way, but it’s cooler to hate on. There are parts of Hoboken and Jersey City I like better than Manhattan and Brooklyn.

    And Jersey gave rise to my favorite funny t-shirt: Jersey girls aren’t trash – trash gets picked up.

  16. bill1410 on January 9th, 2009 8:44 am

    As a lifelong resident of NJ, I’d like to refute the anti-NJ tone of this thread.

    I’d like to, but I’ve been a lifelong resident of NJ, so … eh.

    I’m sure Seattle is very nice. At least you don’t have to deal with Yankee fans out there.

  17. DMZ on January 9th, 2009 8:53 am

    Yeah we do. They’re everywhere.

  18. Otto on January 9th, 2009 9:22 am

    They have Tango now where is the Cash?

  19. msb on January 9th, 2009 9:32 am

    actually, I think I have some NJ memories, but they may be based solely on childhood photos.

  20. BrianV on January 9th, 2009 10:55 am

    I’m in NJ right now as I post this and I don’t remember it.

  21. sankthetank on January 9th, 2009 4:04 pm

    I would say the same thing about the equally boring Albany, or CT.

    As somebody who once lived in the Albany area, I fully concur with this statement. But the proximity to Montreal/Boston/NYC/Cooperstown was pretty cool.

  22. dchappelle on January 9th, 2009 4:46 pm

    Funny how blogs get sidetracked… Tango answers questions about his job and it ends up a bash or defend NJ thread.

    But wow, what a great gig, getting paid to do stuff with baseball, but hmm, now that I think about it, there are probably fewer stat guys getting paid than there are players. And the stat guys probably spent a lot more time getting that way.

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