Found May 29, 2012 on NorthWest Sports Beat:
Another poor week After the high of the weekend sweep in Colorado last weekend, the Mariners added a fourth win in a row, then one more out of the three game set against the Texas Rangers. A good start to the week, then the bane of my existence came for a visit. The California er, Anaheim er, what ever the hell they are called this year Angels. I hate the Angels. Hate their fans. Hate their stupid red hats, and their stupid waterfall in their outfield. I pretty much hate everything that the Angels stand for. Especially when they play the Mariners. We had a nice little hot streak going for us. We were looking back at the Angels after taking two out of three from the Rangers, and then the four game sweep came. God I hate that team! Any ways, it was a busy week for us baseball loving Americans, with the three day weekend, the BBQ’s, and parades to go to, I guess this was the perfect weekend for us to get swept. Too much else going on in the world for us to get too worked up over it. It still sucks losing to the Angels though. Especially when they turn a promising week into a 2-5 performance. With that, I give you my top ten! 10: The win streak snapped As mentioned above, the M’s had a nice little hot streak going for the better part of a week. A four game winning streak, capped with a 2-1 series with the Rangers. All was well until those blasted Angels came to town. 9: Guti gets extended stay in Arizona In an effort to get some sort of worth out of our ailing center fielder, the M’s have assigned Franklin Gutierrez to their spring training facility to get some rehab work in. This could turn out to be a long stay, but if it gets him healthy, it is a good move. Brandon League finally taken out of closers role 8: Throwback time y’all One of my favorite things about sports is the throwbacks. Teams pay homage to an earlier era, and since our existence only goes back a mere 35 years, and the Seattle Pilots are now the Milwaukee Brewers, the M’s used a 50′s style Rainiers uniform. These looked damn nice too! 7: King’s court gets a face lift Since Felix Hernandez’ start fell on the throwback night, the Mariners decided to get some throwback 50′s era King’s Court shirts made for the weekly #HappyFelixDay start. They also opened up another section for the event. Instead of the normal sea of yellow, the seats were filled with the red shirts. A nice change if you ask me. 6: All hail Eric Wedge! For once the M’s skipper has done something that all of the fans of this great team has wanted him to do. Kick blown save leader Brandon League out of the closers role. The move is only temporary says Wedge, but let’s hope that the closer by committee move has a little more oomph than League has had. 5: Figgy gets another shot In an effort to get the most out of his lovable bunch of losers, Eric Wedge decided to use Chone Figgins in center field on Sunday. It’s not like it can’t hurt, especially coming off of three straight losses. 4: Seattle welcomes back Gaylord Perry King's Court goes retro (photo craigs_magic_cards ebay.com) Undoubtedly one of the most decorated pitchers to ever wear a Mariners uniform, Hall of Famer Gaylord Perry was invited back to the Emerald City to toss out the ceremonial first pitch before Friday night’s game. Too bad some of his magic didn’t rub off on the Mariners though, as we dropped the game 6-4 after another one of Brandon League’s ninth inning collapses. 3: Hey, let’s not forget we did win two against the Rangers It’s sometimes hard to remember the good times, when there are so many bad times that surround them. The M’s did take two at home against division leading Texas. That’s got to count for something right? 2: Olivo back The M’s finally welcomed back their starting catcher Miguel Olivo on Thursday. To make room for the activation, they optioned Momma’s boy Casper Wells back down to AAA Tacoma Rainiers. I doubt his mom is going to be making too many of these games. 1: Ichiro still hitting third I guess with the money that Ichiro is being payed, he deserves to be in the three spot. Now only if his bat would agree with Eric Wedge’s decision to keep him there, we all could be a little happier about this. Well that’s it. Another week in the books, and another poor performance by your Seattle Mariners. It doesn’t get any easier to watch them lose, even after the ten year drought that they’ve been in. Up next for the M’s. At Texas for three, then off to Chicagoland to square off against the Sox in a three game weekend set. 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