Miscellaneous

The wonderful journey of Wladimir Baletien

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Wladimir Balentien has hit 52 home runs in Japan, and is three short of the single-season record. Here's a look at what brought him to the brink of being a legend in another country.

Dustin Ackley probably has too much pine tar

28

Dustin Ackley is probably violating the pine tar rule. Here's a look at how this discovery was made, and the math to back it up.

Tony Blengino cut loose

22

The Mariners organization had already scaled back Tony Blengino's role, but now the statistical guru brought over by Jack Zduriencik from Milwaukee has been cut loose entirely.

A Dustin Ackley and Nick Franklin conversation

39

Present and former second basemen, how they've been and where they might be going.

The open ended story of Danny Farquhar

20

It makes little sense, but that's what makes it awesome.

Ken Griffey Jr and me

36

There are as many ways to write, think, talk and remember Ken Griffey Jr. as there are Mariners fans. My perspective isn't unique, but it is mine.

Rhymes with Farquhar

49

Within this post, you will read of the author's feeble creative process, and also learn about some words that rhyme with Farquhar.

On Breaks From Baseball

25

I just took a three-week, work-enforced break from the Mariners. Then I came back to a four-day, MLB-enforced break from the Mariners. Get on with it, Mariners!

Embrace the insanity

73

Raul Ibanez has hit 24 HR in 288 PA. He's hitting home runs at the same rate as some of the greatest sluggers in baseball history. None of this makes any sense, but who cares?

Let's have a Raul Ibanez conversation

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Here are three different Raul Ibanez conversations. Weigh in with your thoughts.

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