Tag Archive: Ichiro

Jul 21

What’s that Sucking Sound? Oh, it’s Just the Mariners

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While the Texas Rangers just finished enjoying a nice 12-game winning streak, the Seattle Mariners are on the complete other side of the spectrum.

The Mariners lost their 11th straight game Wednesday night at the hands of the Toronto Blue Jays by a score of 11-6, their 15th loss in 20 games. This marks their longest[...]

Jan 20

Steve Chott: Athlete Of The Decade Tournament: Round 1

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After the first installment of my tournament where we introduced all 32 athletes included, now it’s time to shorten the field. Without further ado, let the matchups begin. Conference One 1. Michael Phelps 8. Dwyane Wade There is no doubting D-Wade has had a good decade, but he can’t hold a candle to what Phelps …

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Aug 06

My $171,679,608 MLB Lineup

If I were starting a major league baseball team right now, and could choose whom I want of all the players available, I would look at the situation analytically. I wouldn’t just jump out and pick all the young dudes, hoping for years and years of excellence. Nor, would I pick all of those who …

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Jul 22

If the Mariners Were a Sergio Leone Movie Part II

A little past the halfway point the season finds the Seattle Mariners in an unusual position: contending for a playoff spot. Dead last in the AL West for the last three years, the M’s find themselves at the All-Star Break only behind 2.5 games the LA Angels for the division lead and 1.5 behind in the wild card race.

It’s been an interesting year to say the least. During one stretch Seattle won 9 of 10, then dropped 6 straight before winning 10 out of the next 11 contests. Despite outscoring their opponents by only 17 runs the M’s are 13 games over .500. Most Mariners fans certainly didn’t see it coming.

Jun 03

Ichiro Makes Mariners History

Ichiro Suzuki has extended his hitting streak to 26 games, breaking his 2007 record of most consecutive games with a hit and setting the new standard in Seattle Mariners territory. It took only three pitches into the first inning from Baltimore Orioles rookie right-hander David Hernandez for the sweet-swinging centerfielder to line a base hit to short. He then made his way around the horn and scored on a two-out double by Jose Lopez.

May 22

Holy Hindenburg Batman, where oh where has the offense gone?

I have heard it said before, and I do believe it, one of the hardest things to do in any sport is to hit a baseball.

But with 14 guys on the roster, you think that someone could do it. OK, that’s not fair, I hear ya, but, again last night the Mariners were held scoreless thanks to Joe Saunders dazzling the Mariners at the plate with the white 9″ in circumference, 5 oz with white with red stitching thing we call a baseball.