Hello, friends. I have been away. What in the high holy hell have you done to the place in my absence? We were .500. There was optimism. There was joy. There was an expectancy of further joy. It's all gone now. There's trash everywhere. You had a rager and didn't even bother to hide it. Look at all the empty beer cans in the kitchen, in the bathroom, in your room, in MY room!? I won't even ask what happened in my room because I don't think I could handle being angrier with you right now.
Oh who am I kidding you threw me such a lovely welcome back BBQ I can't stay mad at you. Come here, you big beautiful shiny blog of resplendent beams of humanity. You may do stupid shit and annoy me sometimes but family's family and I know your heart is in the right place. Just, god, don't do that again ok?
Huge, huge thanks to everyone who came out yesterday, to Jordan and Jake from Cespedes Family BBQ and the Mariners, specifically Kevin Martinez, Wes Battle and Jeff Kingston for taking time to sit on our silly panel and answer our questions. The product on the field has been disappointing this year but personally I find it easier to be a fan when I know the organization places such a high priority on the fans, listening to our requests and interacting with us so freely.
The Mariners won a game yesterday. If they win one today that's two in a row. If they win one tomorrow that's called a winning streak. It has happened before.
Go get 'em.
|TAMPA BAY RAYS||SEATTLE MARINERS|
|Jake Elmore - 3B||Austin Jackson - CF|
|Brandon Guyer - LF||Seth Smith - LF|
|Joey Butler - DH||Nelson Cruz - RF|
|Logan Forsythe - 2B||Kyle Seager - 3B|
|Steven Souza - RF||Mark Trumbo - DH|
|Mikie Mahtook - CF||Logan Morrison - 1B|
|Nick Franklin - SS||Brad Miller - SS|
|Rene Rivera - 1B||Willie Bloomquist - 2B|
|Bobby Wilson - C||Jesus Sucre - C|
|Chris Archer - RHP||Mike Montgomery - LHP|