The Seattle Mariners called-up from AAA after today”s miserable 3-1 loss to the Texas Rangers sending free-swinging down in another attempt to augment their AWOL offense. Carp who was hitting .341 with 21 hrs. and 64 RBI”s with Tacoma apparently will get more playing time in his latest attempt to find a home with the struggling Mariners who after a day off will resume play in Toronto on Tuesday. As for big Carlos Peguero he obviously needs more work on his plate discipline and will hopefully figure a few things out in Tacoma that will enable him to utilize his tremendous power when and if he makes it back to the Majors. While this move was inevitable and can”t hurt at this point, I hope the great wizard Jack Z. has more magic than this even if it means bringing our old friend up now that he is htting .343 with 13 dingers. Something has to give or we will indeed lose a hundred games while setting another round of records for offensive futility this year.
Today”s move comes on the heels of another disappointing game in front of 30,335 quiet fans on a gloomy July day in Seattle. The Mariners ended-up getting swept by the Rangers losing their ninth game in a row despite a decent outing by . Outside of the three-run homer Beavan surrendered to the strapping young rookie looked pretty good today. Of course the Mariners bats remained dormant this afternoon, the only run coming on an RBI single off the bat of getting a rare start at short today.Other than that it was business as usual as our boys continued to refine their ability to dribble grounders to short and just generally look and act anemic.
Watching this club over the past couple of weeks reminds me of a bunch of suburban husbands at Cosco pushing around the basket as their wives direct them through life. And just as the Cosco drones have that dazed and lost look in their eyes as they try maintain their masculinity, the Mariners players appear to have zero zest for life or the inclination to try anything new. Of course the gloomy weather and silly fans at Safeco more concerned with rally fries and bobbleheads only add to the overall malaise that has taken over Mariners Nation.
And as much as I admire the fighting spirit that has, I regret to inform my readers that after today”s loss I shaved off my Eric Wedge mustache that I sported so proudly around town for a couple months. It feels good to be free of the stigma of being a die-hard Mariners fan and I fit in much better at Cosco with the other drones as I try to lose my desire to hope or dream for anything more than a team that manages to stay ahead of the Oakland A”s and not lose 100 games again this year .Oh how I miss my rough-n-tumble days as a young Merchant Mariner living a life full of adventure, perhaps this years team will finally domesticate me….Go M”s http://jeffsmariners.com