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Lookout Landing Podcast 160: The Mariners are embarrassing again, and a heartfelt goodbye

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Things change so quickly

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As the old saying goes, all good things must come to an end. In the case of the Mariners, that means that the good vibes from a surprise April are rapidly dissipating. In the case of the Lookout Landing podcast, that means losing a beloved host.

This is Matthew’s last episode, as he is leaving us for a job at the New York Daily News. If any of you run in to New York Guy, please be sure to give him the good news. We couldn’t let Matthew escape without commiserating over the M’s one more time, and boy was there a lot of material. Seattle is rolling out one of the worst offensive teams in the league every single night, and on top of the injuries they already had, now the entire bullpen has become stricken with the novel coronavirus COVID-19. Tune in for a natural and necessary conversation about how to healthily detach yourself from the Mariners.

Listener questions include:

  • Why are the Mariners like this?
  • How do we convince Kyle Seager that his walkup songs are consistently trash?
  • Who is responsible for freeing the hounds of misery upon this team?

[Note from Matthew]: Hosting this show has been one of the purest and most rewarding joys of my entire life. From the bottom of my heart, thank you so much to everyone who’s listened to the Lookout Landing podcast and entertained our wild theories on M*rk C*nha, horrendous bullpen arms, Brodie Van Wagenen, and so much more. You listened when we huddled around one microphone in John’s living room, occasionally recorded in the least populated corners of various Queen Anne and Fremont bars, and stuck with us as the pandemic made all of this even harder. We hope you enjoyed our serious interviews with actual baseball players and media folk as much as you enjoyed us trying to figure out which snack companies would sponsor us.

Thanks to you, a baseball-obsessed degenerate from Sammamish gets to pursue his dreams in New York City, all because of a little corner of the internet where his friends and co-workers allowed him to make cool shit. I think that’s just the best.

Music: “Gigantic” by Pixies // “10,000 Miles” by Cam’ron

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