Game 162, Felix Appreciation Day!

DMZ · October 4, 2009 at 11:34 am · Filed Under Mariners 

I know the schedule says it’s “Kids Appreciation Day” but what have the little buggers done for the Mariners lately, huh? Maybe if we were talking about low-service time players, sure, but– it doesn’t matter!

And if Wak was holding Aardsma back yesterday in case he needed to get Felix that last win, and having guaranteed a winning season he was willing to trade yesterday for today knowing he’s going to throw everything he’s got into this game, well, that’s kind of cool in its own way.

And if you have a chance to get to the park, do it — it’s a lovely day, and with a 1:10 start you should be entirely comfortable as Felix goes about mowing down Texas.


152 Responses to “Game 162, Felix Appreciation Day!”

  1. Adam S on October 4th, 2009 7:13 pm

    It’s like it’s illegal for anyone to say “Ken’s a great, great guy and I love that he was here but we need better production from that spot in the lineup.”

    Ditto. I understand why his teammates and Mariners brass wouldn’t say that, but how can anyone really be pushing to bring him back. One of the fans near me was screaming “one more year” during his last at bat.

    I confess to not being a huge Griffey fan (though anyone who doesn’t vote him for the Hall on the first ballot should be embarrassed), but how do you look at the shadow of the superstar he was and want THAT player back?

    Short of announcing his retirement and making September a farewell tour, this is pretty much the best way to go out. I hope Griffey retires of his own accord or Zdurencik gives him some hints. Griffey deciding to come back and finding no one wants him seems like the worst way to go out.

  2. msb on October 4th, 2009 7:59 pm

    Weeeell, not to poke this too far, the BBWAA is expanding membership to non-traditional writers with great reluctance, and the members they had aren’t doing so well.

    This is something that is going to have to change pretty soon; there are already a number of their members who have had to move to electronic media and/or to have a job as their newspapers have disappeared.

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