Friday, June 30, 2006

The Victory Sock

'Twas June the 15th when I was flying from Baltimore to the Emerald City. I was in the air when the Mariners lost to the A's again. Once again, the Athletics of Oakland had deflated the fun out of a recent Mariners hot streak. The loss knocked the M's six games below .500. I had gotten myself a little excited, but the A's took care of that quickly. How did the Mariners respond to my arrival in Seattle? With a victory of course. Then another. And another.

The Mariners ended up going 9-2 while I was in Seattle. Clearly my presence in Seattle had something to do with it. I couldn't leave could I? The Mariners might fall into a tailspin if that happened. Then Big Daddy came up with a brilliant plan. I could leave a part of myself behind. What could that be though? A piece of my flesh? That seemed a little harsh. Cut off some hair? Nah. Other people's hair is sorta nasty. Then we got it. A dirty sock. That way, some of my DNA would be left behind and I wouldn't have to sacrifice part of my body.

Of course, my mother (being the wonderful mother she is) had cleaned all of my clothes. I didn't have a dirty sock to leave behind. I acted quickly. I put a clean sock on and wore it while I packed my bags. And I left the sock behind. I got on the plane yesterday hoping it would pay off. And it did! A come from behind, late-inning victory that Jeff from Lookout Landing thinks allows us to take the M's seriously. So, without further ado, I give you...



The Mariners Victory Sock! You hear those footsteps Oakland? That's the Sock comin' for ya!!!!!!!!!

10 comments:

  1. I was so fired up last night. Don't look now the M's are charging!!! Its on baby the wagon is back with a new rear suspension and a nitro system installed. We are throttling forward taking no prisoners!!!


    Rauuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuul!!!!!!!

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  2. Does The Sock get shotgun on the wagon?

    M's made a trade today and I like it.

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  3. Neddy Ballgame12:27 PM

    If Eduardo can hit anything like his dad, Hall of Famer Tony, this is a great trade.....teh magic does seem to be back .let's see if it can continue AT HOME tonight..almost a Refuse To Lose atmosphere,isn't it --maaah! had that shirt on Thursday--another good luck charm !!!!!

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  4. I like the trade. Perez rakes against lefties. The only argument I've seen is that we could have gotten more for Cabrera. That may be true, but it's better than saying getting Perez is no good.

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  5. Check out the latest ESPN power rankings:

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/powerranking?season=2006&week=14&lpos=spotlight&lid=tab1pos2

    M's are 9th!!!!! Get to the Safe tonight M's fans!

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