All Star Game Flotsam, Trade TalkJuly 11th, 2012 by terrybenish
Mariner participants in tonight’s game included first baseman Bryan Lahair, shortstop Astrubal Cabrera and pitcher R.A. Dickey. Oh darn, we either traded them away or just released them as not being good enough to play here or were used as fodder for trades for Tony Perez’s son who could not play.
Seattle Arizona trade involving Walker and Kyle Seager possibly for Justin Upton. Upton is monstrous of, 24 years old and on Kirk Gibson’s bad side. Great years in three of six years in majors, been in majors since 19 years old. Smell something wrong injury or bad/troubled player vibe. Sucker’s play…
After the season is over, the next drama in Seattle will see the various councils, city and county, mayor and county administrator, unions and newspapers meet and opine on the Mariner’s proposal to move the fences in.
The Mariners offer to pay for it, but the Times will mount a spirited attack against the proposal, rounding up out of work politicians to fabricate made up arguments about how the new fence locations will stall out the economy. Editorialists with the Times will insult the Mariner’s owners and tell them to put their money where the sun doesn’t shine.
Just before Christmas a rumor will emerge that the Times publishers along with other Seattle families will have agreed to champion the sale of Safeco stadium to some offshore from the middle east for a huge fee.
The Mariners announce that the lease has been broken and they will move to New York and will play in MCU Park in Brooklyn, NY until the borough builds a larger facility.
My phone rings in time for me to see Billy Butler strike out in the ninth. I rushed to the sink and splashed water and in my face to make sense of this dream and the score, the score it’s well shoot it’s a blow out…
Somewhere Nolan Ryan is thinking he’ll never win with Ron Washington.