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MLB Network first impressions

It sucks.

Of course this is largely me being irrational based off hearing both John Heynman and Barry Larkin say that if Ken Griffey Jr doesn't retire he should sign with the Mariners because "there wouldn't be as much pressure on him'" and "it would be a great PR move."

Barry Larkin has 0 TV presence. He did admit to phoning in 2004 on the field.

Harold Reynolds is still annoying, they just did a 5 minute segment with he and Michael Cuddyer talking about playing the ball off a wall. Nothing really big but it was weird seeing them both in casual clothes for a super short segment. Their faux baseball field set is kind of cool though.

Their New Year's resolution for the M's was to improve on their losing and to find someone to replace Raul Ibanez. Then said maybe it'll be Beltre since he almost won an MVP in his last contract year.

Al Leiter says we've lost our best Pitcher and best Hitter besides Ichiro. Did say Wakamatsu is a good young manager.

Larkin says we should trade Ichiro to change the culture and mindset of the team. Larkin again says he thinks Seattle would be a great place to have Griffey back. "He'd be an elder statesman, great for the community, would help the young guys."

Al Leiter echoes these sentiments, "Great PR move."

Reynolds, "The Mariners are my team, I'd love to see Griffey retire with them."

If you were hoping for anything better than ESPN, the MLB Network is not it.

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