For those complaining about the Mariners not getting Stanton and Upton and Hitterman

How many great DHs do you need to be happy and can you people ever be sated and how many world serieses do the Mariners need to win for you all to appreciate the great DHs that brought the notional World Series title to Seattle in 2012?

The Mariners dont need Stanton or Upton or Hitterman because they would not even have anywhere to play because you do not just replace great DHs who have notional rings with new guys even though they bring heavy bats with them.

The people screaming for the big bopping batsmens are like the guy who really likes giraffes and so he gets a season pass to the zoo but it is not enough so he buys his own giraffe and that is not enough and so he buys a whole zoo of his own and fills it with giraffes and even that is not enough so he makes his wife wear a giraffe costume and he is still unhappy.

If the Mariners acquire another DH to put next to all the award winning DHs they already have and all of the amazing historical DHs they have already acquired since the notional World Series win then we will welcome them but they will not be needed to win another title.

Felix

The Marine Barracks, Washington D.C., also known as 8th and I, is the oldest post in the Marine Corps.  It is the home of the Marine Band and the Silent Drill Platoon.  It is also the location of the Home of the Commandants of the Marine Corps, a house provided for the highest ranking Marine to live in.  Marine Corps lore also says that during the War of 1812 when the British burnt most of Washington DC, the Commandants Home was left untouched as a sign of respect.

"Why are we getting this history lesson?" the readers exclaim, "Did you not see what Felix did today?"

Does the precision and execution in the above video remind you of anyone?  Does the respect commanded by his enemies sound familiar?  Would it be a good idea to build Felix his royal palace on the grounds of Safeco Field?  That last one is not even really a question because of course the answer is yes.  Felix loves Seattle, and the Mariners, and Safeco, so it is past time that he was able to call it his home in more ways than one.  If the Rays can put a bizarre furniture store in LF of Tropicana then surely the Mariners can build the King his Royal Palace in LF of Safeco.

Of course they re-sign him to whatever contract he wants, the Palace is just a perk to show how much they love him.  They would put in a pool, and have the bedrooms located underground for the proper privacy.  The living room would face the field and lead out onto a viewing deck so that Felix could wave to his family from the mound.  And if Felix was feeling up to it, the Mariners could sell special tickets to sit on his roof or even watch from his patio, and of course, it’s Felix, so he would agree because he is amazing and we love him and he loves us and we hope he never leaves.

Mariners win 1-0 and Felix throws a complete game shutout 2-hitter in Yankee Stadium.

Mariners throw rocks at chirping blue birds that invade their home

And the blue birds did not die but they probably got kind of hurt a little bit because getting pelted with rocks is only sometimes pleasurable and at the least their emotions were hurt because Son of Canada Michael Saunders was one of the most prominent rock throwers and it always hurts when children throw rocks at their parents even if the parents are perched just outside the window and WON’T STOP CHIRPING AND SOMEONE PLEASE SHUT UP THAT DAMN BIRD.

Many good games were had by Mariner hitters in addition to Canadian Son Michael Saunders with Seager and Ackley and Ryan doing more than the standard hit ball and jog to first once in a game because they all had either a half homer or two hits or a stolen base in some order.

Iwakuma used jetlag to fuel the most dominant start of his career and scared 13 birds away from the plate with rock like objects and a person would think that jetlag would make poor fuel but those persons would be wrong because jetlag proved to be a much better fuel than anger which is what fuels Brett Lawrie because Lawrie was chased away from home plate 4 TIMES after striking out and his anger issues most likely stem from being worse at sports than his sister and generally just being a worse person than her overall but in truth she is pretty amazing so it would be hard to live up to her standard. 

Also: It is not that we are taking credit for the flurry of Mariner moves during and after the game but it is a pretty big coincidence that some minutes or hundred minutes after hitting create on the Trade Deadline Post that the Mariners made all their moves.  Some sadness for people leaving or going to Tacoma and some new players which might be futurely good which is not sadness and at least Brandon League is going to a place where he won’t be tempted with distractions like partying and jello-shotting.

Requisite Trade Deadline Post (No Sources)

What moves should the Mariners make before tomorrow’s trade deadline?  Here is a list of X number of moves that should be made in less than 24 hours:

  • Trade Brandon League to the University of Hawaii for Timmy Chang.
  • Trade Kevin Millwood to the NL Champion Pirates so that he can act as the Mariners Trojan Horse during the World Series.  Prior to game 3, Chone Figgins will burst forth from Millwood’s chest spraying acid, brake fluid, and a mild sedative into the flock of Pirates in the clubhouse.  Or gaggle of Pirates.  Or herd.
  • Trade the Mariners 2001 season 116 win total to the Yankees for the Yankees 1956 World Series Title.  The Yankees can finally extinguish their inferiority complex about not having the regular season win total record and the Mariners will gain valuable experience for their World Series run.  In an unrelated but similar move, the Yankees will acquire Barry Bonds record setting 2001 season from the Giants in order to regain the single season home run record in exchange for the Yankees 1953 World Series victory over the Dodgers.  The Giants gain valuable bragging rights in their rivalry with the Dodgers.
  • Remember to sew Chone Figgins into Kevin Millwood’s chest and provide him an adequate breathing tube and a sufficient supply of Clif Bars.
  • Trade Jason Vargas for a high-upside cost-controlled bat under the age of 25.
  • Trade Felix Hernandez for the souls of Ken Rosenthal, Jon Morosi, Jon Heyman, and Geoff Baker.  Felix will return to Seattle after acquiring the souls and use them to power his record run of 35 straight Cy Youngs.
  • Trade a bunch of free tickets to orphans for nothing.
  • Acquire 20% of the Royals and Yankees win totals in accordance with the percentage of former Mariners on each of those teams.
  • Make other moves/trades that GM Jack Zduriencik believes will improve the team because it is not unpossible that he knows more than I do and has a desire to make the team better.

Today is the day we begin our march to the World Series

Well technically the march began at the beginning of the season and even more technically it began in the 1970s for the Mariners or the mid 1800s for all of baseball and then where would we be without the brave pioneers who developed cricket and those other brave pioneers that handed out olive branches to sporting event winners in Greece and then we get back to the half monkey proto humans or the god infused dust ball but we are really focusing on the move today that is the catalyst for the Mariners to destroy the rest of baseball on their warpath to the WORLD SERIES TITLE.

Carlos Peguero is back where he belongs on the big club and just in time because the Mariner DHs were getting tired because baseball season is long and tiring and it is always nice to get some boosters like a rocketship that has extra boosters halfway through its flight to space because it is a long way and gravity is hard and gravity is like the length of the season.

But this is the check mate move that seals the fate of the rest of the teams in baseball.

Quit trying other guys. Cowcatcher is back to blast you.

Game over.

MARINERS WORLD SERIES 2012!!!

The Mariners Hero Triplets deliver the decade’s most exciting victory

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH…..!!!!!!!

What an amazing win for our beloved Mariners and there is no doubt in most fans minds that they are the most exciting team in all of the major leagues of baseball.

The Hero Triplets gave the Mariners a signature win and by signature win we mean one of the most amazing victories in the history of all baseball and Felix Hernandez is your first hero because he was the steady dominant rock of a hero that kept his teammates in the game when things looked dark with his most dominant start of the season by throwing a complete game shutout and striking out 13 THIRTEEN 1-3 Red Socks and wouldn’t you know that the Red Socks are one of the best offensive teams in baseball and Felix dominated them. D-O-M- you know the rest so spell it out for yourself because we have more heroes to talk about.

Casper Wells is our second hero because he hit a monstrous laser to a place where no Red Socks defenders were which is one of the smartest plays in baseball and more players should hit balls where no defenders are and his laser went for a scorching half homer that put him on second base in the bottom of the 9th inning which is very good place to be when the score is tied at 0 and then he scored on a great slide later AND OH LET’S NOT FORGET HIS GAME SAVING UNBELIEVABLE SLIDING CATCH THAT WOULD HAVE KILLED MOST MORTALS.

And our final hero triplet is John “Hero” Jaso who gets the new nickname because HE FREAKING DESERVES IT because this guy just knows how to come up big and he only saw one pitch in the bottom of the 9th and he smashed it for a game winning walk off single which may have actually been an inside the park home run but when you only need one run to win they stop the game so we will never know and how many times has he come up big for the Mariners this year and if the Mariners were not so loaded with amazing DHs at every position he would get so much more playing time.

There were two minor heroes who also contributed to the win and one terrible villain and the first minor hero is Michael Saunders for a great running game saving catch and he was in the game because of the disgusting revolting villain Flacido Morales or something and he is a horrific cheating villain because he hit Franklin Gutierrez right in the face with a hard baseball and Flacido knows baseball are hard because he touches them for a living and he tried to kill Gutierrez while Gutierrez was peacefully standing on first base because Flacido knows that Gutierrez is an amazing defender and the Red Socks are known to cheat like this but LITTLE DID THEY KNOW that hero Michael Saunders is a great defender too and he showed them.  He showed them.

The last hero was Jarraud Saltylamickia and he is a hero because he is also a coward who was too scared to hold on to the ball when Casper Wells came around to score and Saltyllamachicken proved that he is no Jaso and you do not want him involved in plays when the game is on the line unless you play or root for the other team.

Mariners deliver thrilling 1-0 shutout victory of Athletics

And they were lead by a dominant Erasmoramirez who strucked out 10 Athletics in 8 innings of shutout baseball which is his greatest start as a major league baseball player in all of his major league career and Tom Wilhelminason pitched another perfect game in the 9th inning which is becoming quite a regular thing for him to do.

And the hitters had 7 hits which is way more than twice as many hits as the Athletics had and Jesus Montero lead the hitters with 2 patiently destructive singles and many other hitters had one hit.

And the game winning hit and run batting in was hit by… I forget and need to check the box score real quick…….

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who the hell is Seph Smith and when did the Mariners get him?  WAIT a minute this is…it cant be right and now I’ve written too much to go back and change it and just…

Mariners Lose

Mariers Lose

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Felix single handedly defeats Padres

Many of Felix’s teammates played pretty well but the point is that Felix did not need any of their help because he beat the Padres all on his own by hitting a double and driving home two runs but not really driving more like swinging a bat at a ball and then running which is about the furthest thing away from driving that you can do but those two runs were all the Felixes needed because Felix also pitched 7 innings of shutout ball with 10 strikeouts.

Yes that is right it is a shutout because balks are stupid and do not count as runs until stupid corrupt umpires either call them consistently or are replaced by robots so Felix pitched a shutout and even with the balk Felix “drove” those two runs home which was enough to win.

And Ichiro had 2 hits and Michael Saunders had two hits too but one of his was a full bomb and they both had a free walk too and Ackley had two free walks and walks are almost exactly as good as hits.

Padres continue bitterness toward Mariners because of perceived sleight

The evil lord Selig determined many years ago that the Seattle Mariners and San Diego Padres would be bitter rivals for some reason and the Mariners and their fans have continually refused to hate the Padres because it does not make much sense and this has apparently angered the Padres who feel sleighted by the Mariners insistence to not treat them as hated rivals while also proving that they are completely in Seligs pocket in his quest to destroy the Mariners.

So the Padres anger has festered in their souls and this year it is erupting in angry boils all over their body and they have unleashed all of the runs they have been saving because everyone knows that the Padres cannot score runs in Petco Park so when they score 9 runs it is really fishy because Kevin Millwood pitched 2/3rds of a no hitter a few weeks ago so it clearly was not the Mariners pitching that allowed the Padres to score 9 runs.

Because the Mariners offense was not a problem tonight as Frankling Utierrez and Ichiro combined for 7 hits and the Mariners hit two bombs with Olivo and Utierrez killing them out to the faux brick factory or the other places in the outfield that do not have brick factories and the Mariners had 9 hits and 3 walks which are like hits and a stolen base which is like a 1/2 homer so clearly the Mariners offense was not a problem.

Mariners make snakes pay for cheating undeserved cycle with soul crushing win

The only thing separating this game from being perfect was the pitching and also the defense which sounds like a lot but if I was designing my perfectly watchable Mariners game it would have:

  1. Mariners score 10+ runs (Check)
  2. Mariners hit 3 or more bombs (Check)
  3. Mariners have 4 or more players with double digit hits (Check)
  4. Ichiro gets 4 or more hits (Check)
  5. Mariners starter throws 27 or 81 pitch “True” Perfect game (Erm)
  6. Mariner closer throws perfect game in 9th and Ks everyone (Check)
  7. Opposing player falls down getting embarrassed by Mariners Curveball for strike (Check)
  8. Mariners win in exciting extra innings (Check)

And yeah all of those things can’t happen in the same game but I do not care because it is MY PERFECT GAME AND THIS GAME HAD 7 OUT OF 8 CHECKED BOXES!

And basically all of the Mariners hitters were heroes today and it would be kind of unfair to list them because it would make Jesus Montero feel bad being the only one left out.

And some of the pitching was not great so we will just gloss over things and skip to League and Furbush and Wilhelminasen who were all amazing and you can guarantee there will be a twitter link to another embarrassing Wilhelminasen knee destroying curveball.

Mariners deflate Giant egos with win

This series kind of serves as a passing of the torch from one recent World Series winner to the next World Series winner and even though some other team won it recently too it must not have been memorable if they are not part of the torch ceremony but regardless the Mariners won the series and the Giants enormous egos are back where they belong shriveled and deflated in some guys pocket like an old stretched out balloon.

Unlike yesterdays monstrous blowout win by the Mariners in which there were Mariner homers aplenty versus multiple Cy Young Winner Tim Linnecum todays game was closer and slower paced and in the end more exciting because Justin Smoak walked off the field a hero after a string of heroes put him in position to win the game and the heroes in order were Seager and Montero and then Smoak and Kawasaki and the order at the end gets a little weird so let us just say that Smoakawasaki were simultaneous or symbiotic heroes.

But they were not the only heroes because Felix Hernandez pitched verily good expecially after the 1st inning because he was a little excited about the plane flying over the stadium that was hired by his wife and kids telling him what an amazing father he was so he probably had some tears in his eyes the first inning and then Brandon League heroically broke the umpires hand so he could not cheat the Mariners out of a win and then Wilhelminason breathed fire and smoke and lasers and closed down the Giants to preserve the tie and get the eventual win.

Mariners get bullied and cheated by cheating bullies from the south

I am starting to think that no matter what I do with my personal superstitious beliefs that the Mariners will not care because I was waiting to write a recap about them winning because that last series was not very fun to think about but also I thought maybe it would help to not write about how awesome the Mariners are because the baseball gods look down on arrogance but the Mariners have just continued getting cheated and losing so here is a recap of a game about cheating bullies cheating the Mariners out of a win.

Just like the Padres before them the Giants proved that Safeco Field is a hitters paradise by crushing cheater homers while the umpires allowed the Giants to cheat the Mariners hitters out of all their homers except for two half homers that probably would have been full homers if not for the cheating and the Mariners even loaded the bases with 0 outs in the 8th inning priming the earthquake gun for a dramatic comeback but the old saying that cheaters never prosper was proven wrong again as the Giants maintained their unworthy lead.

Jason Vargas was ok and he can not really be blamed for the cheating homers but Kelley and Loogy threw a combined one hitter which is really good but it is pretty common because it seems like everyone is throwing one hitters and no hitters and perfect games these days so it is not really impressive at all.

Mariners lose but appear to win in 9th inning.

This game looked bad and it looked bad until the 9th inning when the Mariners came alive and Michael Sanders blasted a home run and Chone Figgins blasted a half homer and Moon Kawasaki nailed a run scoring single and Ichiro singled and Dustin Ackley scored a run with a strange turn of events but alas it was naught to be and the Selig awarded the Mariners with a loss.

But hey, guess what it was total BS as Justin Smoak blasted two homers which were cheatingly caught at the warning track and Jesus Montero blasted the most homorrific single in the history of baseball which would be a homer everywhere except San Diego and Seattle and San Francisco and Pittsburgh and Los Angeles and what this means is that the Mariners had enough offense for 75%+ of the teams in baseball.

The pitchening needs to get back on track but what do you expect after 11 days off and the bullpen was finely mediocre except for the Stephen Pryor Grabagroin which was funny until the need for an MRI popped up…

Roster changes coming for our beloved World Series Champion Mariners and they will must be good since we are on the World Series Path now and NOTHING CAN STOP US.

Arguably the most exciting team in baseball history shuts down the best team in all of baseball this year

Let us all take a few moments to scream on this joyous occasion:

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The Mariners just no hit the best team in baseball and Kevin Millwood got it all started with 6 dominant innings before being forced out of the game by most likely Selig related Mariner hating shenanigans but evil bud could not stop the Mariners dominating bullpen from keeping the no hitter going and Millwood and Furbush and Pryor and Luetge and League and Wilhelmsen will go down in the record books for tying the record of 6 pitchers combining for a no hitter which is twice as rare very ordinary perfect games which seem to happen almost every year.

Ichiro and Kyle Seager were the offensive heroes for combining for a single and a steal and a single and RBI which is all the RBIs a team needs when it has record breaking pitching and amazing defense and oh yeah the defense was amazing and the defensive heroes are all the defenders but especially Brendan Ryan and CHONE Figgins.

AND ALL OF THE SCREAMING OF AWESOMENESS has most likely caused a rupture of the fascia of my abdominal wall and this is not a joke and will require surgery but it is kind of a joke because the problem already existed and the screaming only exacerbated it and just in case I die during surgery I am contemplating not watching any Mariners games until the deadly surgery because this is the kind of game that you would like to be a part of before moving on to the next plane of existence or nonexistence BECAUSE THE GOOD FEELINGS WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU.

GO MARINERS WORLD SERIES TRAIN TOOT TOOT TOOT TOOOOOOOOOOOT!!!

Mariners unleash bats of lightning on haughty Angels

Because if Angels live in clouds and all then a good way to really mess them up is to shoot lightning into their homes where they sit all arrogant like because they can physically look down on others unless they prepared for that because lightning is common in clouds but that would mean that the Angels would have been impervious to a lightning bat attack and they clearly proved that they cannot defeat a lineup full of lightning bats because they lost tonight.

This was a game that had too many stars with the bats but the biggest heroes again were Saunders and Seager with 2.5 hits a piece and Seager being the big run producer and Montero and Ichiro and Ackley were not shabby either with homers and half homers and runs scored at the home plate and 6 hits for them combined and THE MOST AMAZING THING IS that all of the runs scored when the Mariners already had 2 outs which is probably a record for clutchiness or stick-to-it-iveness.

Pryor and League and Wilhelminason really shut all of the doors well at the end of the game after many hits and walks were allowed to the cheating Angels at the beginning of the game and it is nice to have 3 closers play in the same game at the end of the game.