Tag Archives: Mariners

The Battle For the Basement

In the beginning of Jean Shepherd’s epic baseball rant “Balls” he tells us who he would choose to storm a German Pillbox in a sure bet suicide mission. It’s not the players, it’s the fans. Tonight the battle for the … Continue reading

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The Ichiro Pause

Baseball passes the time and time passes through baseball. The game lasts nine innings and a lifetime. We age, the players age, the game does not. I’ve grown up in the era of free agency and while I agree with … Continue reading

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There Is No Joy In Mudville

It breaks your heart. It is designed to break you heart. ~ A. Bartlett Giamatti A swing and a miss and the Mariners leave the bases loaded. That’s how the top of fourth ended and how my season began. Today … Continue reading

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Searching for The Vahalla of Summer

September has arrived, quietly and with little gust. The beautifully kept grasses of Safeco Field have turned brittle and if you’re close enough, and using binoculars, you can see the tips of the blades have a certain brown tinge to … Continue reading

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