Tired of waiting…

Conor · January 22, 2009 at 9:49 am · Filed Under Mariners 

Pitchers and catchers report in 22 days (wait…Friday the 13th?!?! I thought baseball players were supposed to be a superstitious bunch!)

Opening Day is 74 days away. (Damn, that seems like so long!)

M’s home opener is 82 days away.


29 Responses to “Tired of waiting…”

  1. Sports on a Schtick on January 22nd, 2009 10:25 am

    I’m heading out to spring training in March to get my fix. Whoopee! Baseball is almost back!

  2. vb1138 on January 22nd, 2009 10:26 am


    Sorry, channeling Animal there for a sec.

  3. jzalman on January 22nd, 2009 10:31 am

    Nice animal reference.

    You guys should put up a countdown clock or something. Or are those too painful/aggravating? I never can figure out how I feel about them.

  4. Mike Snow on January 22nd, 2009 10:34 am

    According to the schedule on mlb.com, the first day for reporting is Saturday the 14th, a valentine for baseball fans if you will. So more like 22 days to go before they report, those things always depend on whether the endpoints are supposed to be included in the counting.

  5. BobbyAyalaFan4Life on January 22nd, 2009 10:44 am

    If you really can’t wait, don’t forget FanFest this weekend!
    Aaron M.

  6. zzyzx on January 22nd, 2009 10:59 am

    Don’t forget the WBC is coming too.

  7. Paul B on January 22nd, 2009 11:22 am

    Yes, the WBC starts in early March. First game on March 5. Final game on March 23.

    Here is a schedule:

    Games are going to be on ESPN2 and MLB mostly, with a handful on ESPN.

    For those with Directv, MLBN is channel 213. I happened to blunder across it awhile back.

  8. JerBear on January 22nd, 2009 11:23 am

    Don’t forget the WBC is coming too.

    Yeah, and single-game tickets just went on sale. I figure since I live in San Diego now I’m gonna have to check it out.

    I’m jonesing to get over to spring training this year too. I’ve never been and it’s not that far of a drive…

  9. msb on January 22nd, 2009 11:34 am

    I’ve had to pull out my “the offseason sucks” shirt. Frequently.

    Larry Stone is primed for the press luncheon

  10. Paul B on January 22nd, 2009 11:39 am

    Mariners in WBC (may not be a complete list, just the names I recognized):

    Australia: RRS, and former fav Chris Snelling

    DR: Beltre, former M’s Miguel Olivo and ARod and Jose Guillen

    Japan: Kenji, Ichiro

    Korea: Former M Shin-Soo Choo

    Mexico: Former M Jorge Campillo

    Puerto Rico: former M Joel Pineiro

    USA: former Mariner bullpen of JJ Putz, George Sherrill, Matt Thornton

    Venezuela: King Felix, Carlos Silva, Jose Lopez, former M Carlos Guillen, Omar Vizquel, new M Endy Chavez

  11. jonw on January 22nd, 2009 11:40 am

    MLB net on Comcast is 407

  12. Eric Walkingshaw on January 22nd, 2009 11:49 am
  13. wabbles on January 22nd, 2009 12:15 pm

    I bought a brand new pair of shoes yesterday, fished my beat up glove out of the closet and found a stick I can use as a bat, so…..hit it!

    Well, beat the drum and hold the phone – the sun came out today!
    We’re born again, there’s new grass on the field.
    A-roundin’ third, and headed for home, it’s a brown-eyed handsome man;
    Anyone can understand the way I feel.

    Oh, put me in, coach – I’m ready to play today;
    Put me in, coach – I’m ready to play today;
    Look at me, I can be centerfield.

    Well, I spent some time in the mudville nine, watchin’ it from the bench;
    You know I took some lumps when the mighty casey struck out.
    So say hey willie, tell ty cobb and joe dimaggio;
    Don’t say “it ain’t so”, you know the time is now.


    Yeah! I got it, I got it!

    Got a beat-up glove, a homemade bat, and brand-new pair of shoes;
    You know I think it’s time to give this game a ride.
    Just to hit the ball and touch ’em all – a moment in the sun;
    (pop) it’s gone and you can tell that one goodbye!



  14. wabbles on January 22nd, 2009 12:21 pm

    P.S. If you got the e-mail, the Pacific Northwest chapter of SABR is meeting on Saturday as well.

  15. Jim Thomsen on January 22nd, 2009 12:26 pm

    One of the things I’m most looking forward to from Arizona is Shannon Drayer’s radio reports on KIRO. I’m so glad KIRO hired her to do the same job she did so well for KOMO.

  16. TomTuttle on January 22nd, 2009 12:34 pm

    Just anything but another painful 100 loss season, please.

    Let’s get this thing started!!!!!

  17. joealb1 on January 22nd, 2009 12:35 pm

    Wabbles, YOU ROCK!!!!!!

  18. mark s on January 22nd, 2009 12:44 pm

    44 days until I go to Spring Training for my birthday!

  19. joser on January 22nd, 2009 12:48 pm

    I’m so glad KIRO hired her to do the same job she did so well for KOMO.

    They did? Wow, that’s great news. Oh, I see it here.

  20. msb on January 22nd, 2009 12:55 pm

    pretty much every sports page in the area had a “well, it’s about time” paragraph. Hopefully she’s off to the lunch and ready to provide audio for the next Hot Stove show.

  21. msb on January 22nd, 2009 1:57 pm

    hey– KJR is at Jimmy’s, talking baseball & playing interviews from the luncheon, including Jack, Wak & Grifol. I assume they’ll be up on Ian’s page later.

  22. JLP on January 22nd, 2009 4:01 pm

    I’ve really been jonesin’ for some baseball. We’re taking the five hour trip to Seattle to catch FanFest (me, the wife, and two kids). Should be a good time. I’ve already ordered another DVR that I can hook up to the bedroom television. Now I can record the games I’ll miss while I’m at work. Spring Training can’t come fast enough.

  23. B.W.Marx on January 22nd, 2009 4:37 pm

    From Waka Waka:

    “”Obviously the reports are good on Bedard, and also Morrow. Psychologically, if we can get those guys healthy, that’s 3 pretty good starting pitchers, and we’ll work from there.”

    Is this the guarantee for Morrow’s status?

  24. Breadbaker on January 22nd, 2009 4:47 pm

    Is this the guarantee for Morrow’s status?

    It seems like it’s both that and a serious kick in the behind to the Bus, the Buffet and the Author.

  25. joser on January 22nd, 2009 4:53 pm

    a serious kick in the behind to the Bus, the Buffet and the Author.

    Who are share the stage with the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. Or perhaps the Butcher, the Baker, and the Candlestick Maker. (Wait, those last three are local sports journalists).

    I love that we now have obscure nicknames for the guys who aren’t stars. I wonder if we can get Baseball-Reference to recognize them?

  26. Sports on a Schtick on January 22nd, 2009 4:55 pm

    And now news that Bedard is fully healed.

    Although I’m itching for baseball a part of me can’t help but wish for awesome offseason news to keep rolling in.

  27. msb on January 22nd, 2009 7:23 pm

    pretty much everyone says Morrow is going in as a starter … at least for now.

    Stone has an update from the lunch

  28. John D. on January 24th, 2009 6:19 pm

    For those driving to Arizona, consider going by way of Fullerton, CA, and viiting the museum:

    Exhibit Opening

    Line Drives and Lipstick: The Untold Story of Women’s Baseball
    Opening Saturday, January 24th [until March 15]

  29. bongo on January 26th, 2009 12:06 am

    Went to fanfest today. The talk by the chef, Jeremy Bryant was as revealing as anything I heard at the Seattle Public Library Event.

    Let’s just say that the new management has taken decisive steps to prevent a repeat of the enormous weight gains of players such as Carlos Silva, Jose Vidro and Yuni. Among other things, the Mariners will no longer allow a deep fat fryer in the kitchen, and the development of a healthier menu is in the works.

    Here’s to hoping that the 2009 Mariners will no longer be the most out of shape team in the major leagues.

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