Sunday, June 12, 2011

Blogging at 36,000 feet

I did not spring for the Gogo net purchase, but decided to kill time while I a sate wedged in the famous middle seat for a 2.5 hour flight.

Since I am a superstitious blogger, it is good the M's have hit a bit of a skid.  Losing 3 of there last 4 and losing a series to the despicable White Sox.  First series loss in a very long time.  I was just starting to get use to them winning!  So I feel comfortable taking some time to blog as they turn things around against the Tigers.

You know things are going weird for a team when a a $10 million player is providing a weekly charge to a pint of beer based on his batting average.  Last week, Chone Figgins was drumming up draft beers for $1.87.  He offers absolutely nothing of value to the team at this point.   We had the luxury of attending a game on Memorial Day.  Chone proved his value at third with 2 errors.  The crowd, even after error number one, did not let up.  He was booed the minute his throw to first was errant.  Needless to say, I was one of the members in the booing party.  I am done with him in Seattle.  Sadly, he will be cut since no sober team would take him in a trade.

Pitching has been spot on, both from a starting and relief perspective.  Pineda and Felix and Bedard are proving to be a great trio of starters.  Fister and Vargas are also pulling their weight to make sure we are successful from 66 feet.

It should be noted that I started this blog on Thursday night, but did not post until Sunday.  Some of this information needs to be updated as the Mariners were able to salvage a series tie against Detroit.  Now they come home for one of the best homes stands with the Angels, Phillies (a small set in DC) then back for the Marlins and Braves.


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