Game 97, Indians at Mariners

Dave · July 25, 2009 at 12:59 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Bedard vs Sowers, 1:10 PM, no TV

As Derek noted below, this one’s not on TV because the M’s are playing an early game in order to accommodate the city’s request to not compete with the Torchlight Parade, and Fox has national blackout rights for all Saturday day games. Yay, stupid MLB regional territory rules.

Saunders makes his MLB debut as the new starting left fielder.

Ichiro, RF
Branyan, 1B
Lopez, 2B
Sweeney, DH
Gutierrez, CF
Hannahan, 3B
Johnson, C
Saunders, LF
Cedeno, SS


158 Responses to “Game 97, Indians at Mariners”

  1. TheMsfan on July 26th, 2009 12:34 am

    I hope that its obvious that my intention wasnt to bring a discussion on elitist editors of a free blog, Jeff. Had just never seen anyone mention that the nickname was uncouth.

  2. joser on July 26th, 2009 12:45 am

    That’s kind of how I feel. How is that different than JZ, RRS, Joh, Jr, “The DA”, AA, Gutie, “The King”, Jak, etc? And who gets to decide here what acronyms or nicknames are ok to use and which are not? Is there a memo or something that goes out every season on what is allowed here?

    The people who run this site get to decide what’s acceptable. Their site, their rules. Yeah, it’s arbitrary. So are the rules about what words are considered an obscenity (here or anywhere else) or what words are derogatory, or insulting, or whatever. You can’t swear in front of my grandmother and you can’t call this a “board”; you can’t use the “N word” out on the street and you can’t come here and call him GMZ. Or use any of the other words deemed unacceptable. The rest of us seem capable of living within these restrictions (without finding them particularly restricting) so I’m not sure why you’re having so much trouble.

    So yes, there is in fact a memo, and Jeff Nye just gave it to you.

  3. joser on July 26th, 2009 12:47 am

    I’ve been wondering how she was coping with Pitman everyday her self. I seem to remember last year her getting pretty incredibly annoyed with him on the air and occasionally even having something of a fight with him over something stupid he was saying.

    Lately she’s had other battles to fight. And win.

  4. Jeff Nye on July 26th, 2009 12:50 am

    Haha, thanks for those links, joser, as well as the support. Exactly what I needed.

  5. bilbo27 on July 26th, 2009 3:47 am

    “I’m not sure why you’re having so much trouble. ”

    Me personally, I’m not. It’s more for other people and I was trying to be constructive as this is my field of expertise. I think it’s just that my profession is website development (both programatically, marketing, and usability), and I have implemented, developed, and grown almost solely by myself a few sites that have been community driven and have sold for a few million a piece. So I’m really good at it, and a lot of these types of things I was talking about that I see here are the opposite of what you should do if you are interested in growing your site at all beyond your staple audience. And not doing them doesn’t necessarily need to compromise the integrity of the site or quality of comment threads. Indeed they can get better and more educational.

    The second reason is that I’ve sent a few people here, including my wife a while back who I finally got interested enough in baseball to want to learn more. The reception she got was actually the she misspelled Zduriencik’s name (ironically enough) on her first comment which was a question she posted and subsequently didn’t have her questioned answered and rather it was edited with something to the effect of “Learn to spell Zduriencik”. She has never come back and no longer has any interest in learning more about the game (much to my chagrin). She was turned off of baseball by the people here right as she was starting to get interested; when to me if handled a little differently the opposite could have been achieved and the same for so many others. Which would be great for this site and great for the Mariners as well.

    But as was said, this is their site and they can do whatever they want; I was really just trying to be constructive offering advice in my area of expertise. Really, as said, I love this site and have never had any problems on comment threads or with anything else personally.

  6. GoMariners on July 26th, 2009 8:58 am

    I was at the game. I did not like Branyan bunting Ichiro over with one out in the 3rd inning. What was Wak thinking??? Also, there was a fight because Jakubauskas creamed one of the Indians. Both dugouts and bullpens cleared. Then in the 9th the Indians pitcher hit Hannahan in the back, and he was thrown out of the game. It was a quite eventful game. Everyone one was really happy when we scored the three runs in the bottom of the ninth.

  7. Liam on July 26th, 2009 10:03 am


    Branyan was bunting for a base hit, not sacrificing.

  8. Pine Tar on July 26th, 2009 10:50 am

    Branyan is only bunting in reaction to the shift. I think it is a solid strategy, but he has had a woeful time trying to execute it all year.

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