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Let’s do some polls on Kyle Seager, who will forever patrol the hot corner of our hearts

Oakland Athletics v Seattle Mariners
happy trails, kyle <3
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Hello and welcome back to FanPost Friday. Apologies for these posts being a bit inconsistent these days. I’m shooting for every other week, but the lockout doesn’t exactly provide much zeitgeist-y material to discuss. And yet, we had some Mariners news right before the New Year as veteran third baseman Kyle Seager announced his retirement. Some folks saw this coming, others were pretty shocked that Seager decided not to pursue another chapter of his career somewhere other than Seattle.

Regardless, Seager ends an 11-year MLB career with the rare distinction of being a career Seattle Mariner and we will surely see him again in a few years when he’s inducted into the Mariners Hall of Fame.

So, in tribute to our beloved adult Tommy Pickles-lookin’ retired third baseman, today’s FanPost Friday is all Seager, all the time. If you haven’t read Kate’s excellent career highlights piece, you should check it out because I’m going to reference those moments a lot in these polls.

Texas Rangers v Seattle Mariners Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images

Let’s get into it!

Poll

Were you surprised when Kyle Seager announced his retirement?

This poll is closed

  • 40%
    Yes
    (260 votes)
  • 9%
    No
    (62 votes)
  • 11%
    I was 50/50
    (71 votes)
  • 34%
    Thought he’d play at least 1-2 more seasons for a contender
    (220 votes)
  • 4%
    I follow Julie Seager on social media
    (29 votes)
642 votes total Vote Now

Poll

From Kate’s Seager Career Highlights piece, which moment is your absolute favorite?

This poll is closed

  • 3%
    Kyle Seager’s final hit as a Mariner
    (20 votes)
  • 3%
    Historic grand slam in 2013
    (21 votes)
  • 5%
    Those spine-crushing Nelson Cruz hugs
    (30 votes)
  • 1%
    Seager saves Díaz’s bacon in 2016
    (8 votes)
  • 0%
    A new team dad is born in 2015
    (3 votes)
  • 2%
    Walking off the As(s)tros in 2014
    (12 votes)
  • 2%
    Seager’s 3 dingers versus the Yankees in 2014
    (16 votes)
  • 1%
    Double the Seagers, double the dingers in 2020
    (9 votes)
  • 17%
    Saving Paxton’s no-hitter
    (100 votes)
  • 36%
    "I’m fuckin’ ready."
    (207 votes)
  • 24%
    The intangibles of Kyle Seager: the mentor, the leader, the excellent teammate
    (141 votes)
567 votes total Vote Now

Poll

If you had one, what was your go-to Kyle Seager nickname or slogan?

This poll is closed

  • 26%
    Kyle.
    (137 votes)
  • 3%
    K-Swag
    (18 votes)
  • 9%
    Simply Seager
    (47 votes)
  • 2%
    Seager Believer
    (15 votes)
  • 42%
    Seags
    (217 votes)
  • 4%
    Tommy Pickles
    (25 votes)
  • 10%
    Other (please share in comments)
    (55 votes)
514 votes total Vote Now

Poll

What was your favorite Mariners commercial that featured Kyle Seager?

This poll is closed

  • 11%
    K-Swag
    (53 votes)
  • 32%
    Hawt Corner
    (142 votes)
  • 13%
    Old-School Kyle
    (62 votes)
  • 39%
    Hair Flip
    (177 votes)
  • 2%
    Other?
    (9 votes)
443 votes total Vote Now

Poll

What are you going to miss the most about Kyle Seager?

This poll is closed

  • 0%
    His hitting
    (2 votes)
  • 12%
    His defense
    (68 votes)
  • 5%
    His durability
    (31 votes)
  • 6%
    Seeing him laugh and goof around with teammates
    (35 votes)
  • 5%
    The way he ran the bases with toddler-esque short strides
    (28 votes)
  • 0%
    The way he sometimes ran the bases with his mouth open, tongue out like MJ
    (5 votes)
  • 20%
    The way he utterly terrorized the Texas Rangers his entire career
    (112 votes)
  • 48%
    Everything, he’s one of my favorite Mariners of all-time
    (265 votes)
546 votes total Vote Now

Poll

Time to stir the pot! Taking longevity out of the equation, who is your personal favorite Mariners third baseman of all time? I’m not including Edgar here because that’s not fair to the rest of these guys (no disrespect, ‘gar)

This poll is closed

  • 72%
    Kyle Seager
    (411 votes)
  • 20%
    Adrián Beltré
    (115 votes)
  • 0%
    Russ Davis
    (4 votes)
  • 4%
    Mike Blowers
    (27 votes)
  • 0%
    Jim Presley
    (3 votes)
  • 0%
    Dan Meyer
    (3 votes)
  • 0%
    Other
    (3 votes)
566 votes total Vote Now

That’s all for this week. Enjoy retirement, Kyle! You earned it and I think you made an excellent choice to hang it up while you can still go toss your three kids around. Lift with your legs, buddy.

See y’all next time something happens in the Mariners baseball world worth talking about. Be safe out there.