Posted on: July 14, 2009 12:28 pm

Selective Memory

I recently read a post on USS Mariner about the prospects of sending some of our surplus pitching to Milwaukee for the services of J.J. Hardy

This is a great idea.

I can't imagine what it would be like to have a shortstop that could potentially hit a home run every trip up to the plate. What a boon to the lineup! I can't even remember one time in Mariner history that we had a shortstop that could realistically hit some homeruns. Alex Cora, no way!

I hope Z can make this happen. Let's just pray that J.J. Hardy's shoulder holds up in the meantime.

Category: MLB
Posted on: July 3, 2009 1:18 pm

Why I love Franklin Gutierrez

This is very simple. I love Franklin Gutierrez (Guti) because my wife loves him. Any baseball player that get's your wife's attention, and therefore allows you to watch a baseball game even though Dancing With The Stars is on, deserves our utmost respect.

And you know what's sick? I started the whole infatuation. I simply stated, "some girls think that Gutierrez guy is hot". Then she says, "point him out". Now it is, "how did Guti do today?" and "tell me when he comes up to bat!". Awesome.

Why did I do this, well... I watch sports a lot. I mean pretty much every available hour I am in front of my tv, it is on sports. She hates it. She even tried the "pick one sport" jargon so many of us have fallen prey too. Don't do it! Find yourself a Guti and just run with it.

I have some early candidates for football season as well. Being a Seahawks fan, I of course tried to start the wife with Matt Hasselbeck. He is ripped and losing his hair like me, "don't you care about how Matt does, he's just like me!". Didn't work. Tom Brady will be back and newcomer Sanchez may be a front runner as well. If all else fails, at least she knows Jason Taylor from Dancing With The Stars. Too bad he's not a Seahawk, yet.

There is of course another reason I like Guti. He appears to be improving from being around players like Ichiro and Junior. He's learning what it's supposed to be like when you have plate discipline. And of course, he is tearing the cover off the ball of late and playing a monster center field. I don't think that being around Kelly Shoppach or Ryan Garko of the Indians did him much good the last few years. Let's hope he sticks with it and becomes that 5-tool player that he shows flashes of at times. Next year, Guti will be 27, and a coming out party may be at hand. My wife and I would love to see it.

Category: MLB
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