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I recently took a two-day trip up the I-5 North to the Emerald City to catch a Mariners’ game or two with my dad and older brother. Since Portland no longer has any type of baseball thanks to our losing soccer team, a three-hour drive was needed to cure my baseball withdrawals. Funny how America's pastime took a backseat to almost every other country in the world's pastime. Enough about me being a bitter baseball fan; I'm not trying to piss off Timbers' fans. I'm here to talk about Seattle fans and their sports woes.
Seattle sports have been on a downward spiral for about ten years now. The exception being the NFC champion Seahawks’ over seven years ago and the major popularity of the Sounders’ soccer club. There were a lot of people wearing Sonics’ gear when I first arrived in Seattle however. Walking from Safeco Field towards downtown, I noticed Shawn Kemp jerseys, anti-OKC Thunder shirts, and a lot of green and yellow shirts with "Bring 'em Ba...
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Mariners center fielder Franklin Gutierrez left Thursday night's game against Boston after an errant pick-off attempt hit him on the right side of his face.
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Mariners starter Erasmo Ramirez left Saturday night's game against Boston in the third inning with an undisclosed injury after retiring the first eight batters.
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The Seattle Mariners are a team begging to get beat. They came into Saturday's game at Safeco Field hitting .197 at home and averaging 2.8 runs a game.
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David Ortiz hit a sacrifice fly in the 10th inning and the Boston Red Sox beat the Seattle Mariners 2-1 for a split of the four-game series.
Ryan Kalish, pinch-hitting for Brent Lillibridge, hit a one-out double off the right-center field wall against Seattle reliever Brandon League in the 10th. Dustin Pedroia followed with a single to right, putting runners at the corners.
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Pitching: RHP Aaron Cook (1-1, 9.39)
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SEATTLE - The Boston Red Sox came into a four-game series in Seattle one of the hottest teams in baseball, having won nine of 11. They came out of the weekend against the Mariners happy to have gotten a split of the series, thanks to their first extra-inning win of the year, a 2-1 victory provided by David Ortiz's 10th-inning sacrifice fly on Sunday. Newly acquired Brent...
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