Found July 09, 2012 on
The Flagrant Fan:
Spending an afternoon watching the MLB Network's MLB Tonight (which just made this sentence an oxymoron) can make a
viewer very restless. If Mitch Williams is one of the "analysts," then it is not watchable. Dan
Plesac is slightly better. One of the worst but slightly above those two dudes just mentioned,
is Joe "Migraine" Magrane, the former pitcher for the Cardinals and others. Magrane comes
off as sort of a better-than-you kind of guy. He does have a pretty daughter that can sing
though. But anyway, in the course of an hour, Magrane's Sunday performance was cheer-worthy and cringe-worthy all at the same time. And both happened during the same "Look
in" during the late innings of a game between the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics.
First the cheer-worthy. The game featured throwback uniforms. And since the Mariners do
not have any history to throw back to, they decided on wearing uniforms from notable Pacific
Coast League min...
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Oakland Athletics right fielder Josh Reddick made an amazing catch on Sunday against the Mariners, robbing Ichiro Suzuki of an extra base hit in the top of the third inning.
Reddick got an excellent first step on the drive to right center, and completed the play by making a superman dive with full extension. The grab kept Ichiro off the bases, while keeping the game at just a 3...
An ode to an All-Star
This weeks segment is all about King Felix Hernandez and his selection to the American League All-Star team.
As the lone Mariner making the trip to the Kansas City for the annual All-Star game, I thought I would do my piece on him this week.
This video is a collection of strikeouts from three appearances; San Francisco, Boston, and San Diego.
Who’s hot, who’s not?
The Seattle Mariners had yet another bad week. What else is new, though, right? At least this time last year, they were still in the race. This year, they’re racing for mediocrity.
The Mariners scored 21 runs vs. 19 for their opponents in 6 games and still managed to win just 2 of them. 2 of those game went into extra innings, just like last week.
Josh Reddick is having an excellent first season in Oakland, and his success hasn't just been at the plate. The Athletics outfielder, who blasted 20 first-half home runs, made a fantastic play to rob Ichiro Suzuki of a hit on Saturday night in Oakland. With Ichiro's speed, he would have been looking at at least a double, perhaps more if it managed to roll to the wall. Reddick...
The All-Star Break is here, and we are now at the mid-point of the 2012 MLB season. For the Seattle Mariners, 2012 has been unkind to them so far. They were hoping young offensive players would take a step forward to carry the load, and it hasn’t been enough of a step to date. The Mariners are 29th in the league team batting average at .230, and they are 30th in on base percentage...
Baseball in July means trade talk. Trade talk in Seattle means Felix Hernandez talk. Practically every baseball insider has given their opinion that dealing Felix isn't only the best option for Seattle, but that it is the only option. SeattleClubhouse examines this notion with a look at what lies ahead for the Mariners.
OAKLAND, Calif. -- It was only fitting that Josh Reddick, who has quickly become a fan favorite, got the game winning hit for the Oakland Athletics. Reddick's double in the bottom of the 13th scored Jemile Weeks from first base as the Athletics outlasted the Seattle Mariners 2-1 on Sunday afternoon. "It shows we never give up," Reddick said. "We've...
OAKLAND, Calif. -- It was another walk off win for the Oakland A's, the second of this series. Josh Reddick's double in the bottom of the 13th scored Jemile Weeks from first base as the Athletics outlasted the Seattle Mariners 2-1 on Sunday afternoon. Weeks had singled to right off Oliver Perez. The Athletics are at .500 as they head to the All-Star break, while the...
Jason Vargas pitched a seven-hitter to win for the first time in more than a month, and the Seattle Mariners snapped Oakland's five-game winning streak with a 7-1 victory Saturday night.
Kyle Seager hit a bases-loaded double to drive in three, Brendan Ryan added a two-RBI double in the second and Ichiro Suzuki singled up the middle in the fifth to snap a career-worst 0-for-23...
The Oakland A's weren't expected to be potential contenders, but after winning 22 of their final 34 games before the break and getting back to the .500 mark with a 2-1 win in 13 innings over Seattle on Sunday, the club is feeling good about itself. Oakland's pitching, in particular, has been superb, which has the A's believing they can contend in the second half...
Seattle Mariners Manager Eric Wedge has been steaming for weeks over the club's lack of offense and being very open that changes were coming if the tide didn't turn. After yet another extra inning loss in which the club scored only one run, several changes are likely to take place over the All-Star Break. SeattleClubhouse looks at what those changes may be.
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By JANIE McCAULEY AP Baseball Writer Just like that last winter, the Oakland Athletics traded away three of their best pitchers: All-Stars Trevor Cahill and Gio Gonzalez, and 2009 Rookie of the Year closer Andrew Bailey.
And in came a crop of new names few people even knew in Josh Reddick, Derek Norris, Tommy Milone and Jarrod Parker...
From Perfect Game
With scouts beginning to populate the Cape Cod League in increasing numbers as the 2012 season approaches the midway point, they have been left with the unmistakable conclusion that the Harwich Mariners are the most-talented team on the Cape, if not the entire nation.
The Mariners began the summer as the No. 1 team in Perfect Game’s ranking of the nation’s...
In a recent episode of parenting web site Babble's web series "On The Fly! With Nadia", host (and actress) Nadia Dajani had four MLB players take part in an acting challenge under the guise of an acting class.
The participants were Oakland A's pitchers Gio Gonzales and Tyson Ross, A's outfielder Coco Crisp and Milwaukee Brewers pitcher LaTroy Hawkins, and...