Opening Day Game Thread

April 5, 2010 · Filed Under Cool stuff, Game Threads, Mariners · 342 Comments 

It’s Opening Day and Felix Day #1.

The weather forecasts for Oakland looked fairly dicey, but things look good for now, and the chance of precipitation actually declines later in the evening.
Your first 2010 M’s starting line-up:
1: Ichiro!
2: Chone Figgins, 2B
3: Casey Kotchman, 1B
4: Milton Bradley, LF
5: Ken Griffey, DH
6: Jose Lopez, 3B
7: Franklin Gutierrez, CF
8: Rob Johnson, C
9: Jack Wilson, SS

On the hill for the Athletics is Ben Sheets who 1) hasn’t thrown a pitch since 2008 and 2) makes more than the rest of the Oakland pitching staff combined.
The A’s DFA’d Jack Cust the other day, which means their clean-up hitter is Kevin Kouzmanoff. Yep.

Let’s go M’s.

Baseball projection crosses over

May 30, 2008 · Filed Under Cool stuff · 20 Comments 

If you’re like me and a political junkie outside your baseball fandom, you may have seen the rise of FiveThirtyEight, this crazy… I don’t know, meta-poll? Political projection system? It’s made a lot of waves by being particularly accurate in figuring out which way contests will go based on weighting, regression analysis, most similar districts… yeah, it’s Nate Silver, of Baseball Prospectus, the guy behind PECOTA.

Pretty awesome. I didn’t see that coming, though in retrospect I should have at least suspected. I didn’t.

Everett fans: host an Aquasock

May 7, 2008 · Filed Under Cool stuff · 6 Comments 

If you’re close to the park, check out this chance to help out the Aquasox and the next Felix (2003) (or other great prospects: just that team had Adam Jones for a stint as well, and Eric O’Flaherty and a bunch of other familiar names). Read on for more from their email release
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That donation page again

May 6, 2008 · Filed Under Cool stuff · 2 Comments 

Some of you have asked, w/r/t Dave’s news, what the link is to the leukemia/lymphoma research drive page in question. Since Amy has already reached her goal, if you want to continue to donate, here’s a link to her running partners page.