Mariners Player As A Volcano

Jeff Sullivan · September 18, 2013 at 8:55 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Hisashi Iwakuma

Glacier Peak

On any sunny day, residents of Seattle are reminded of their proximity to Mount Rainier, and they’ve known from a young age of the potential hazards were it to erupt. Far fewer people are aware of their proximity to Glacier Peak, to the north. Glacier Peak is less prominent than Rainier, and less iconic, and less capable of mass destruction, but it is known to be a highly explosive volcano that is far from extinct, and as such it is borderline criminally under-monitored. While Glacier Peak might be seldom discussed, that is not a reflection of its considerable eruptive potential.



3 Responses to “Mariners Player As A Volcano”

  1. LongDistance on September 18th, 2013 11:01 pm

    Good metaphor Jeff. But maybe not in the way you intended. Nice looking pile of rock, to be sure. But explosive potential aside, getting in to see it entails a certain amount of time, effort and expense. And considering the weather lately, like this last summer’s endless stretch of drizzly slop, even die-hard fans of potential-gazing by now could barely give a royal you-know-what. Frankly, outside of Mt. Hernandez, there’s not much to write home about.

  2. MKT on September 19th, 2013 10:21 am

    Thanks for the reminder about Glacier Peak. It’s the one major mountain in Washington that I have never seen, despite being born and raised in Seattle. Because it is so much more remote than the others. Maybe it’s more like a Mariner player who excelled while toiling in the obscurity of the M’s early years, such as Dave Fleming during his rookie season. Although now I see that the Mariner’s actually averaged over 20,000 fans per game that season, not much lower than what they do now.

  3. nwade on September 19th, 2013 4:05 pm

    Couldn’t agree more, Jeff. I’ve soared over Glacier Peak and its remote majesty is certainly something to behold! Like Iwakuma’s stuff, it doesn’t get enough press or respect… One can only hope more recognition comes in the future (and not as a result of a devastating event).
    [‘Kuma in the offseason?]

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