Because I know somebody -- maybe even someone outside Port Orchard -- will want to see this. Here's the explanation, but I really think this picture stands on its own. Note: I don't think that dominatrix girdle thing is standard Fighting Irish gear, so maybe he brought that from home?
Raul Ibanez's final contribution to the 2013 Seattle Mariners. I know, negativity. But, I think it is a perfect reflection of the team's added parts and new philosophy for this year as a whole. More dingers, worse defense, old guys and ultimately nothing to show for it. Is this really what is supposed to teach and inspire the young players?
So apparently a guy crashed the field at Rogers Centre back when the M's played there in May. The Toronto Police seem rather sympathetic.
Hi guys! Don't really know what I'm doing, but I figured we should have a place to talk about this possibly historic game. Here's some questions, I guess: 1. I actually had this SI magazine a long time ago. I wish I could find it. If you have any, what is your favorite piece of Ichiro memorabilia? 2. What inning, count, and/or pitch do you think Ichiro will get hit number 4k on? 3. Favorite Japanese-born MLB player other than Ichiro (or Mune)?
So I stumbled across this image of Raul in the Mariners dug-out the day before he made his major league debut. He's wearing a Rainiers uni for the same reason Griffey is: it's a "Turn Back the Clock" night -- July 31, 1996. He would make his debut (as a pinch hitter) the next day, August 1. (Source)