Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Alan Thicke, Kirk Cameron, and the Oakland A's

I hate Joe Blanton. Actually, it seems like Mariner bats hate baseballs thrown by Joe Blanton. When have the Mariners ever been able to win in Oakland? As long as I can remember, back to the days of Lansford, Weiss, and Steinbach, the M's have had trouble in the land of immense foul territory that is the Oakland A's home stadium. I did some quick research, and could only find on that the A's are 203-136 all-time against the M's, but if anyone wants to take the time to find out the M's all-time record in Oakland, I'd love to know. I have to think it's terrible.

But, to last night's game. I've already said how important I thought this series was. USSMariner was doing it's best to stay optimistic. But, Felix got pounded. Jeff at Lookout Landing called it a letdown. Deanna was just plain depressed. Personally, I was half asleep when I heard the Melhuse grand slam. The XM went off right then.

Of course, the bigger issue from last night was Felix. Again with the suckage. They'll be plenty of good talk about his issues in the M's blogoverse-a-sphere. I won't try to match the statistical, mechanical, psychological analysis. But, maybe, just maybe, we can chalk it up to....

GROWING PAINS! Ha! I'm such an idiot.


  1. is that hahahah it made me laugh though

  2. I just hope that by the end of the season, if we have to describe Felix with an 80's prime-time sitcom name, it'll be "Head of the Class", or "Who's The Boss?"

  3. Maybe Felix in Charge?

  4. Neddy Ballgame1:46 PM

    ...or Welcome Back ,Felix

  5. Good one, Mike! Thanks!

    I don't think you are crazy (see my comments on your previous post) because I thought the series in Oakland was an extremely important one. I viewed it as a barometer of what we could expect for the remainder of the season, as kind of a way to tell whether or not thinking the M's are a good team was based in reality or illusion. At this point, I'm thinking it may be an illusion to think the Mariners are a "good ballclub". I don't want to get too far ahead of myself and start thinking about trades and personnel moves too much... we still aren't that far out of first. But the season is starting to take on kind of an ugly look...

    So, thanks again for injecting some much-needed humor!

  6. I'm finding no motivation whatsoever to write anything about the M's right now.

  7. Neddy Ballgame11:30 PM

    Johjima and Ichiro may be tonight' s motivation(that play athe plate may have long lasting impact and not just on
    BArfield or Johjima) wiht a pinch of Lopez thrown in for consistency an d Richiie's homer on his bobblehead night


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