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FanPost Friday: the lockout blues, offseason polls, Tim update & more

just sittin’ around in the dark waiting for baseball to come back, i guess

Los Angeles Angels v Seattle Mariners Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images

Hello and welcome back to FanPost Friday, locked out edition (week one of ???). We all knew it was almost certainly going to happen, but now that it’s here, I feel...defeated? Surprisingly disappointed? Bored? All of the above, perhaps. It’s certainly weird to go from constantly refreshing Twitter and checking for text alerts in hopes of the Mariners making a big move to nothing but stories about how much Manfred sucks and how the MLB website removed all the active player photos.

Well, let’s get down to today’s grab-bag of baseball-related nonsense, shall we?

First off, I was alerted of the existence of this movie, which I definitely FEEL like I saw the VHS cover for as a kid at a video store, but never saw it. It was a made for HBO movie, which is something they did before PRESTIGE TV SERIES took over.


Have you seen this movie?

This poll is closed

  • 1%
    (8 votes)
  • 33%
    (165 votes)
  • 61%
    Holy shit what
    (303 votes)
  • 3%
    Dah, comrade!
    (16 votes)
492 votes total Vote Now

If you’ve seen it, tell us about in the comments. If you’re an old like me, was it something you stumbled on while watching pirated HBO at your friend’s house? Or was it something you sought out because you’re a baseball movie completest? Either way, because the internet is magic, the whole thing is on YouTube, so there’s your Friday activity. You’re welcome.

Okay, let’s talk free agents! The Robbie Ray signing has been more or less universally received very positively by the Mariners fanbase, so let’s take a look at what else y’all want next (whenever it becomes possible for teams to sign free agents again).


Which free agent is your next highest priority signing for the Mariners?

This poll is closed

  • 21%
    Trevor Story
    (220 votes)
  • 34%
    Kris Bryant
    (356 votes)
  • 27%
    Seiya Suzuki
    (286 votes)
  • 0%
    Clayton Kershaw
    (6 votes)
  • 0%
    Zach Greinke
    (7 votes)
  • 3%
    Freddie Freeman
    (33 votes)
  • 11%
    Carlos Correa
    (120 votes)
  • 1%
    (17 votes)
1045 votes total Vote Now

Speaking of the lockout, let’s make some predictions!


When will the lockout end?

This poll is closed

  • 0%
    By mid-December
    (8 votes)
  • 5%
    By the end of December
    (57 votes)
  • 18%
    By mid-January
    (184 votes)
  • 18%
    By the first week of February
    (191 votes)
  • 21%
    (216 votes)
  • 16%
    Literally the day Spring Training is supposed to start
    (162 votes)
  • 15%
    After ST is supposed to start, season gets delayed
    (161 votes)
  • 3%
    No season, everything is awful
    (33 votes)
1012 votes total Vote Now


Whose side are you more sympathetic to?

This poll is closed

  • 6%
    The owners
    (65 votes)
  • 43%
    The players
    (440 votes)
  • 17%
    I do not give a shit
    (173 votes)
  • 32%
    They are both at fault
    (324 votes)
1002 votes total Vote Now

Tim Update

Finally, closing with a quick update on our departed friend Tim Cantu. In case you missed it, there are a couple ways you can make a contribution in his memory.

First off, now through December 15, you can donate blood using the info below. If you miss the deadline, don’t be discouraged. Any blood donation is appreciated, of course.

Secondly, click here for the details for donating to a trust for Tim’s children via the law firm Tim worked for.

Tim, I hope you’re pumped on the Robbie Ray news and also having a good laugh over the details of Brian Kelly leaving Notre Dame. We miss you, buddy.