OT How bout them Mariners

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  1. Strenuus

    Strenuus Global Moderator Staff Member Global Moderator

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    I hate the pitch clock with an unbridled passion but I can also see all the benefits of it. It was a no-brainer for the league to do even if I hate it.

    Welcome back to the best sport in the world.
     
  2. illmatic99

    illmatic99 formerly yuyuza1

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    my biggest gripes were: 1) it's boring AF. 2) there are no charismatic stars to love/hate.

    the clock addresses #1 in a big way, especially live.

    my wife is imploring me to pick a winning team to follow instead of the hapless mets ( i seem to support the shitty ones for some reason). i will try to hit yankee stadium for a game in the coming weeks and see how that feels.
     
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    Julio as the tying run on first and then THAT happens still has me questioning why I even watch or listen. Wtf
     
  4. Strenuus

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    Sir, no. I can't in good conscience allow you to become a fan of the Yankees. Just please don't.

    May I offer an alternative? The Baltimore Orioles. Fun team, guy that was born in Portland is the face of the franchise. They are my 2nd team and I just adopted them because they are just a good group.
     
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    Bruh I can't get over that 6 of our 9 regular hitters aren't hitting above .200 and we're 15 games in. LIKE WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK.

    Julio usually has this slump in late May, not to start the season.
     
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    I saw a stat that said we are making every pitcher we face look like prime Nolan Ryan. Every starter going 6+ innings and striking out 9 or some shit. And I'm just over here begggggggging for a base hit. It's putrid.
     
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    The owners/gm/upper management took all that goodwill from 2022 and threw it out with the trash. It's infuriating how they did nothing but Neil Olshey type stopgaps when we had a chance to make some fucking moves.
     
  8. Cugel

    Cugel The epitome of mediocrity

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    or how about a sac fly once in a while? My only consolation is HOU is bad too at the moment
     
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    Of course today we go off against the reds. Because this game always makes sense.
     
  10. MickZagger

    MickZagger Well-Known Member

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    What happened to JP Crawford? He’s been horrendous.
     
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    3/4ths of the lineup has been horrendous so we cant really pin it on one thing/person.
     
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    Cugel The epitome of mediocrity

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    I do wish we had Cincy's shortstop. De La Cruz is going to be a superstar very soon.
     
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    Im not pinning it on anyone. I’m just taken back at how bad he’s been when he been a model of consistency his whole career. Lots of time to get it figured out though
     
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    True fair point. I've always liked JP.
     
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    he's the only Mariner willing to throw punches in a scuffle. Every squad needs a Team Captain
     
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    ehizzy3 RIP mgb

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    I pin this shit on Servais and his hitting staff
     
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    A sweep has me feeling a lot better on this sunny day.
     
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    Winker hitting .362
    Kelenic .354
    Dylan Moore .182 ?

    is the Mariners Front Office and coaching staff on the same page?
     
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    Mitch Garver and Luis Urias both hitting a buck sixty. Makes me want to vomit.
     
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