Thursday, September 28, 2006

This just in: Mariners intend to LOSE 116 games in 2007

According to John Hickey at the Seattle P-I, the ten remaining season ticket holders for the Mariners were informed by mail that both GM Bill Bavasi and incompetent field manager Mike Hargrove would keep their current positions through 2007.

The following is the offending text in the alleged letter from co-moron leaders Howard Lincoln and Chuck Armstrong:

''We believe we have the right people in place to get the job done. Bill Bavasi will continue to lead our baseball operations and Mike Hargrove will continue to manage the team.

''We believe they are the right people to lead us to the next level. We have great confidence in their abilities. In our view, continuity of leadership is extremely important at this point in time.''

Soooooo, Lincoln and Armstrong are announcing that they "believe in" the ability of Bavasi (questionable) and Hargrove (open guffaw) to "lead us to the next level." Unless by "next level" they mean "next level down in Dante's vision of Hell," then their newfound faith sounds eerily like one of those cults in which everyone commits ritual suicide at the moment the alien ship is to land and open Heaven's Gate. Someone needs to order some straitjackets for these clowns, stat. Or at the very least, put their tinfoil hats back in place on their heads.

I can't TAKE another season with the Human Brain Delay in charge.

Mariners fans, I urge you to look away from the train wreck that is team ownership. Do something else...ANYTHING else. Maybe I will experiment with a tinfoil faceguard that interferes with Mariners broadcasts.

You know, by the way, that this moronic decision HAS to be the reason that Ron Fairly retired. He can't watch this team, day in and day out, knowing that idiots shall lead us.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Couple of Coaches get the ax

Because the Eleven Game Losing Streak of Doom was clearly their fault, bench coach Ron Hassey and "administrative coach" Dan Rohn were fired today.

Actually, Hassey was fired at the end of the season, but choose to leave now and Rohn was just plain fired. Rohn, after managing in Tacoma for 5 years, was given the pretty much made up job as admin coach just this year. I always kind of thought they were keeping him around in case they decided to fire Hargrove mid-year. Apparently that's not going to happen.

In Bavasi's comments he goes out of his way to indicate that these were moves Hargrove was involved in and approves of. I don't think that precludes them from firing Grover at the end of the season, but it may indicate they are thinking of keeping him around. Of course if Bavasi gets fired, then all bets are off....

If Only....

Since the Mariners Eleven Game Losing Streak of Doom, they have gone 13-7. Just prior to the EGLSoD, they had gone 11-7 (13-11 since the AS Break).

If you throw out the EGLSoD, they Mariners would be 69-64. Projected to a full season, that's an 84 win team. Not good enough to win the division, but probably good enough to be extremely encouraging.

On the other hand, an 84 win team is probably good enough to let Hargrove and Bavasi keep their jobs. Its probably good enough to have kept Jamie Moyer. Its probably good enough to offer Gil Meche a 3 year contract.

Of course you can't take it away, it happened. As painful as it was, I guess it wasn't all bad though.

Monday, September 04, 2006


If you lose two of three to the Devil Fishies and no one watches, did you really lose two of three?