I thought I should write something tonight despite the terrible 1-5 road trip we are having punctuated with tonight’s embarrassing 9-3 loss to the Cleveland Indians. But all I could think of was how similar the last three years have been to the looming European debt crisis. I mean its like you know its bad but no one really wants to admit to the reality of how bad it is, and meanwhile the real culprits in our case the weak and short-sighted ownership fly under the radar.
And just like in Europe this comes after years of living off the hearts and souls of the common man/fan who helped make Safeco Field a reality with our tax dollars and kept buying over-priced tickets year after year while the top echelon lived high on the hog. Of course unlike in France or Greece where the population recently rebelled and are saying “No More” our nice local fans will simply be passive-aggresive and try to ignore the fact that the Mariners Ownership group are hustlers who have got what they wanted and will retire sitting pretty.
Tonight’s game was pathetic from the beginning listening to the ROOT Sports guys trying to coax a few measly runs across the plate after getting Ackley and Saunders onboard right away. I’m used to being irritated with Dave Simms but tonight even Blowers sounded pathetic trying to create a semblance of competitiveness for a club that even the manager Eric Wedge stated recently needs a couple solid veterans in the lineup to compete.
So yes here we are in mid-May again ready to fall out of contention on our way to another long miserable season with no more “Young Guys” to save us. I am trying to hang in there both as a fan and a Mariners Blogger to make it through the rest of the year, but it’s getting rough and I have a hunch the worse is yet to come. Thanks Howard and Chuck and the faceless ownership group for giving us something back after everything we gave you. Go M’s! http://jeffsmariners.com