9-13 Battle in Seattle

maxotaur

Member
SoSH Member
Oct 31, 2013
397
Pittsburgh PA
It's been obvious for some time and the stats will bear me out, the only thing the sox are good at catching is covid.
That a significant portion of this team remains unvaccinated is not exactly something I can be proud of. Generally I stay away from people who use the word Science in air quotes. Quite simply - they deserve to lose.
 

cantor44

Member
SoSH Member
Dec 23, 2020
699
Chicago, IL
Well. They gotta go with what they got from here on in.
But a reorg is in order.
Too un-athletic, too many iron mitts, too much unintelligent baseball ...
 

cantor44

Member
SoSH Member
Dec 23, 2020
699
Chicago, IL
There are so many guys who are or can become FA in 2022 ... but ... I think Bloom's gotta shake the shit up. Cuz a repeat of this team won't cut it ...
 

reggiecleveland

sublime
Lifetime Member
SoSH Member
Mar 5, 2004
24,953
Saskatoon Canada
So now we have to hope the Jays return to Earth an the O's can beat the mfy. They are so screwed.
They are still in it with shitty pitching since the all star beak, handling covid like they want to be Governor of a confederate state , and insane hot streaks by both the Yankees and Jays.

Just relax and see what happens
 

cantor44

Member
SoSH Member
Dec 23, 2020
699
Chicago, IL
First blood Mariners, but so long as we lose by one run we are a hair's breadth from putting together a string of wins under VERY suboptimal conditions --JMO
I felt the same way coming out of Chicago. But these self inflicted losses have piled up one to many for me to maintain my optimism anymore. It's not a rash of it - it's systemic and made worse by the Schwarber trade, as much as I like him as a hitter and seems like a cool dude.
 

DennyDoyle'sBoil

Found no thrill on Blueberry Hill
SoSH Member
Sep 9, 2008
31,227
AZ
That wasn’t the worst loss of the year but maybe the saddest loss of the year.
Tomight was like after you finally get rejected for American Idol, your jeans don’t fit any more, and you are sitting at your shitty job inside the hut at the self serve gas station watching videos about how to become an architect with good drawing skills and a two year degree and you are starting to imagine that it could be fine and maybe you pay back your debt and get a little money so you could take the waitress at the Denny’s next store to the fondue restaurant after a few paychecks, but the letter comes from the community college in a thin envelope and tells you that your high school English grades were too low. And you sigh, and go grab some beef jerky off the shelf because your boss doesn’t count the beef jerky as carefully as he counts the M&Ms and the Pringles and you feel sad. But after a few minutes you remember that you still have good friends and a cat that loves you. And the beef jerky is not that bad so you chase it with some Mountain Dew and start thinking about maybe if you can take a supplemental English course, maybe get some new jeans, and next year will maybe turn out just fine.
 

cantor44

Member
SoSH Member
Dec 23, 2020
699
Chicago, IL
Tomight was like after you finally get rejected for American Idol, your jeans don’t fit any more, and you are sitting at your shitty job inside the hut at the self serve gas station watching videos about how to become an architect with good drawing skills and a two year degree and you are starting to imagine that it could be fine and maybe you pay back your debt and get a little money so you could take the waitress at the Denny’s next store to the fondue restaurant after a few paychecks, but the letter comes from the community college in a thin envelope and tells you that your high school English grades were too low. And you sigh, and go grab some beef jerky off the shelf because your boss doesn’t count the beef jerky as carefully as he counts the M&Ms and the Pringles and you feel sad. But after a few minutes you remember that you still have good friends and a cat that loves you. And the beef jerky is not that bad so you chase it with some Mountain Dew and start thinking about maybe if you can take a supplemental English course, maybe get some new jeans, and next year will maybe turn out just fine.
but then you remember the Sox are playing on the west coast and can catch the last few innings of the game, and just as you turn on the 8 inch TV behind the counter, you see Schwarber booting the ball. By the eighth inning it's time to close the hut, but since your car radio is out, you lock the door and stay inside to watch to the end. You're cheered somewhat when X and Devers hit back-to-back jacks, and begin to project your own life onto the game. You see a comeback coming and are certain it's a metaphor for how your life will turn around. Or vice versa. Or something. And then you witness what a real closer looks like, when the Mariners bring in their guy, and it reminds you that you did see that the girl at the Denny's in a car with a pretty good looking guy - the same guy who, if your memory serves, about 11 years ago, bumped you to the JV team when he was only a freshman and you were a junior. And you watch the Sox lose, and flip the channels around for some distraction but can't settle on anything beyond a repeat of a Dateline murder special you've already seen. So you wait until the first commercial, grab your keys, and head home.
 
Last edited:

DennyDoyle'sBoil

Found no thrill on Blueberry Hill
SoSH Member
Sep 9, 2008
31,227
AZ
but then you remember the Sox are playing on the west coast and can catch the last few innings of the game, and just as you turn on the 8 inch TV behind the counter, you see Schwarber booting the ball. By the eighth inning it's time to close the hut, but since your car radio is out, you lock the door and stay inside to watch to the end. You're cheered somewhat when X and Devers hit back-to-back jacks, and begin to project your own life onto the game. You see a comeback coming and are certain it's a metaphor for how your life will turn around. Or vice versa. Or something. And then you witness what a real closer looks like, when the Mariners bring in their guy, and it reminds you that you did see that the girl at the Denny's in a car with a pretty good looking guy - the same guy who, if your memory serves, bumped you to the JV team when he was only a freshman and you were a junior. And you watch the Sox lose, and flip the channels around for some distraction but can't settle on anything beyond a repeat of a Dateline murder special you've already seen. So you wait until the first commercial, grab you keys, and head home.
See, this is when you need to make a judgment call. Is the boss lazy enough that you can get away with a second jerky?
 

StuckOnYouk

Member
SoSH Member
Jun 26, 2006
3,264
CT
I can’t get over how bad the schwarber play was. After the ball pops out he still has a chance at the guy at first but when he drops to the ground to get the ball he knocks it further away from him with his glove. Just amazing.
 

cantor44

Member
SoSH Member
Dec 23, 2020
699
Chicago, IL
I'm ready for the new era ... I've said it before it different ways in different threads ... the Sox are really betwixt and between this year. Kinda still the old core, but with additions. Not a rebuild, but not really GFIN. Making moves at the deadline, but not really spending. Even rehiring Cora is kinda new and kinda living in the past. Maybe rehiring Cora was a mistake.

Time for the next chapter. I'd rather seen a .500 team of ascendent young bucks, then a self-sabotaging crew with a foot in the past .... Time for bold action in the off season. "In or out" as my parents used to say if I stood in the doorway letting the bugs in ....
 

cantor44

Member
SoSH Member
Dec 23, 2020
699
Chicago, IL
See, this is when you need to make a judgment call. Is the boss lazy enough that you can get away with a second jerky?
You stare at it for a while, and thinking of Cora's example, you realize since you already took one jerky, you don't want to tire jerky out too much, so you leave the second jerky on the shelf, and decide instead to just take caramel creamer packet that you probably won't even want in your coffee tomorrow morning.
 

FisksFinger

Well-Known Member
Gold Supporter
Oct 23, 2013
463
Seattle, WA
Curious to the explanation to this post. I, too, hate the Mariners, but their stadium is one of the absolute best in baseball.
I replied earlier and attempted to clarify…the structure is nice, it’s the fan experience that sucks in my opinion. There’s no juice to the crowd, everything feels antiseptic to me and even my kids who have been to game at Fenway.

I’m also tired and pissed off from yet another fucking loss here thanks to piss poor defense, shitty managing and a handful of awful at bats.

So yeah, fuck Safeco and the Mariners.
 

ThePrideofShiner

spooky action from a distance
SoSH Member
Jul 16, 2005
8,387
Idaho
I replied earlier and attempted to clarify…the structure is nice, it’s the fan experience that sucks in my opinion. There’s no juice to the crowd, everything feels antiseptic to me and even my kids who have been to game at Fenway.

I’m also tired and pissed off from yet another fucking loss here thanks to piss poor defense, shitty managing and a handful of awful at bats.

So yeah, fuck Safeco and the Mariners.
Gotcha. I can absolutely get behind those thoughts. Their fans are some of the worst in baseball. No feel for the game at all. Have to be told by the screen to cheer, etc.

It's why I hate the Mariners so much! But the stadium is incredible. Getting to freely walk around the entire place and always have a view of the field is next level.

Anyway, thanks for the response.
 

Sandy Leon Trotsky

Member
SoSH Member
Mar 11, 2007
3,409
Vazquez can’t be on this team next season. I think unfortunately he’s a team leader, official or not… and his attitude and lack of focus has infected everyone
 

aminahyaquin

Member
SoSH Member
Dec 21, 2005
447
West Virginia
Tomight was like after you finally get rejected for American Idol, your jeans don’t fit any more, and you are sitting at your shitty job inside the hut at the self serve gas station watching videos about how to become an architect with good drawing skills and a two year degree and you are starting to imagine that it could be fine and maybe you pay back your debt and get a little money so you could take the waitress at the Denny’s next store to the fondue restaurant after a few paychecks, but the letter comes from the community college in a thin envelope and tells you that your high school English grades were too low. And you sigh, and go grab some beef jerky off the shelf because your boss doesn’t count the beef jerky as carefully as he counts the M&Ms and the Pringles and you feel sad. But after a few minutes you remember that you still have good friends and a cat that loves you. And the beef jerky is not that bad so you chase it with some Mountain Dew and start thinking about maybe if you can take a supplemental English course, maybe get some new jeans, and next year will maybe turn out just fine.
WOW Love thus and Cantor44's 2nd chapter. Looking forward to future serialized sharings from the book.! Well I seldom miss not having TV but honestly last night would have been a lot more bearable f I could have WATCHED the game and listened to classic opera! Although just about anything sarah Brightman sings has the same impact, even her coontmeporrary stuff just sayyin, for me.I don't go for the beef jerky and Mountain dew i go for the high notes and the deep notes that elevate the tragi-comedic to the ethereal. or at least bearable LOL
 

Rovin Romine

Johnny Rico
Lifetime Member
SoSH Member
Jul 14, 2005
14,911
Miami (oh, Miami!)
Tomight was like after you finally get rejected for American Idol, your jeans don’t fit any more, and you are sitting at your shitty job inside the hut at the self serve gas station watching videos about how to become an architect with good drawing skills and a two year degree and you are starting to imagine that it could be fine and maybe you pay back your debt and get a little money so you could take the waitress at the Denny’s next store to the fondue restaurant after a few paychecks, but the letter comes from the community college in a thin envelope and tells you that your high school English grades were too low. And you sigh, and go grab some beef jerky off the shelf because your boss doesn’t count the beef jerky as carefully as he counts the M&Ms and the Pringles and you feel sad. But after a few minutes you remember that you still have good friends and a cat that loves you. And the beef jerky is not that bad so you chase it with some Mountain Dew and start thinking about maybe if you can take a supplemental English course, maybe get some new jeans, and next year will maybe turn out just fine.
but then you remember the Sox are playing on the west coast and can catch the last few innings of the game, and just as you turn on the 8 inch TV behind the counter, you see Schwarber booting the ball. By the eighth inning it's time to close the hut, but since your car radio is out, you lock the door and stay inside to watch to the end. You're cheered somewhat when X and Devers hit back-to-back jacks, and begin to project your own life onto the game. You see a comeback coming and are certain it's a metaphor for how your life will turn around. Or vice versa. Or something. And then you witness what a real closer looks like, when the Mariners bring in their guy, and it reminds you that you did see that the girl at the Denny's in a car with a pretty good looking guy - the same guy who, if your memory serves, about 11 years ago, bumped you to the JV team when he was only a freshman and you were a junior. And you watch the Sox lose, and flip the channels around for some distraction but can't settle on anything beyond a repeat of a Dateline murder special you've already seen. So you wait until the first commercial, grab you keys, and head home.
These posts are the like the Shaw and Iggy acquisitions of this gamethread. They care about the details. They execute. And they seem to be a bit puzzled by the lackluster posts they're surrounded by.
 

InsideTheParker

Member
SoSH Member
Jul 15, 2005
31,715
Pioneer Valley
Shaw should be in at first.
I didn't see the game, but I assume you meant he should have been brought in after the eighth. My question is: given the way Schwarber is hitting and playing defense right now, why not give him a rest and play Travis all nine innings. They are both left-handed hitters. Definitely Bobby D. against rhps.

p.s. The Sox are definitely losing my attention this year, and I bet I'm not alone. The combination of too many DHs and poor situational awareness by the batters-----snooze.
 
Last edited: