Browsing Tag: mariners


    Adventures in Texting

    April 23, 2010

    A few nights ago, I was watching the Mariners game on FSN Northwest. Former Mariner Jay Buhner was a guest commentator on the broadcast. I loved Jay as a player, but he’s not so good in the booth. At one point, his explanation of a poor umpire call was, “They’re human beings, too.” And describing the secret to Ichiro’s success, Buhner revealed that “he just knows how to hit.”

    I had my iPhone with me when they put up a trivia question on the screen and invited viewers to send guesses/answers via text. The correct answer was “B”, so I decided to play along. And that’s when the adventure began. Here’s a screenshot so you can watch along as it happened.


    The moral of the story: If you text the word “stop,” you could cancel stuff that you haven’t even signed up for. Oh, and there’s no human being on the other end of some text conversations. Now you know.


    Not Drinking the Mariners’ Kool-Aid

    April 5, 2010

    marinersI love the Mariners as much as anyone and really hope they have a fantastic season this year, but unlike some other fans and prognosticators, I’m not drinking the Kool-Aid. I’m not convinced the Mariners will improve on last year’s 85 wins, much less win the AL West.

    Why not? Lack of offense. I don’t see them scoring enough runs, not with the current lineup. Casey Kotchman and Milton Bradley would be fine 6 & 7 hitters, but on this team they’re the 3 and 4 hitters, or maybe 4 & 5. That’s pretty scary.

    That said, still very excited about opening day and tonight’s season opener. Go M’s!


    Mariners v. Rays in photos

    August 11, 2009

    After the girls got back home last week, Sean and I took off for an overnighter in Seattle — boys night out of sorts, you could call it. It was perfect: 8th row seats at Safeco Field to see the Mariners and Tampa square off, an amazing game that ended with the Mariners winning 7-6 in 11 innings on a 2-run, walk-off HR with 2 outs and 2 strikes on Ryan Langerhans, and even a 4-star hotel room at a 2-star price (thanks to Priceline).

    I’ve put 21 photos on Flickr. I think this one is my favorite because of the 4-level depth of field — from Crawford to Hernandez to the Rays coach to the fans. Pretty cool.

    Felix Hernandez (& Carl Crawford)