Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Post No. 400 should be about beer

BOTW: Total Domination IPA by Ninkasi Brewing Company, Eugene OR

First, the aroma is awesome. I would assume Willamette hops, it doesn't really matter because it is awesome. The color is probably one of the most golden ales I have seen. The bitter bite does hit when the beer hits your mouth, but the sweetness shines through. Overall, one of the best IPA's I have ever had. Final ranking: Very drinkable, even for a non-IPA fan.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Woohoo! (I think)

Griffey can now close his career the way it began. All the fans in Safeco will get to see him play 4 times a game, hopefully. Since all the talk of 18 months can finally come to a close, here is my take on this.

Pros:
1. An awesome sign of loyality in the current non-loyal sports world where money usually reigns supreme.
2. He starts his career where it began.
3. Griffey merchandise that I purchased 10-12 years ago is now back "in".
4. I should have waited on selling on those damn baseball cards! (the pro is I have less junk)
5. Great year of attendence regardless of record. People will go to the park to see Griffey. They won't go to see Washburn or Silva pitch.

Cons:
1. Not the same Griffey from 10+ years ago. A lot of people want that as their last memory, not a DH
2. Did this set the goals of the club back a couple of years? Time may tell. He is a veteran and those powers should be used for "good" with some of our younger talent.
3. I think he has a lot of expectations to live up to, not mine, but the fan base as a whole.
4. Should of waited to sell those baseball cards!

Now, we just need to unload the overprices items of Washburn, Silva, and Batista. I think we have something like 30 Mil wrapped up in these guys. I hope that all 3 of them are gone by July 31st.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Signed Josh Fields and maybe Griffey?

Woohoo! I feel that this is great news for the organization. We have signed our hottest prospect at a perfect time. He can report to camp and start his path to becoming our best closer ever. Well, that is my hope.

As far as KGJ goes, I am hopefully optimistic. I am not holding my breath because I do feel he will play in Atlanta this year, but it never hurts to dream. Listening to sports talk today, people bought tickets based on this rumor and rumor alone! That is great sign. If the bonehead owners of this organization are listening, KGJ would be welcomed back to Seattle with open arms.

Morale wise, this is the best. But fans need to know that you are not getting the diving outfielder from 10 years ago. Rather a DH that should produce better than our DH from last year. I am not sure what Atlanta is getting. If he does play the field, he is almost a guarantee for the DL. His career would be better suited to finishing up in Seattle and playing every day.