Tag: Seattle Mariners

Anarchists' Brunch: Meaning

Anarchists' Brunch: Meaning
Sorry for the two-day delay. Some moron had this bachelor party in Wisconsin that took up my whole weekend. The nerve of some people.  I got into a Twitter exchange with Joe Sheehan (name-drop alert) a couple days ago. It was about meaning to the baseball season. Like Joe, though maybe not to the same extent, I mourn the loss of the regular season defining anything. These days, it's what happens in October and really nothing else. Take the Dodgers now (hilariously) over chase for the 2001 Mariners, and that Mariners team. They won 116 games. We may never see that again. And yet do we celebrate them in any way? No, because they lost the ALCS to the Yankees and hence who cares...

Anarchists' Brunch: The Day King Felix Let Me Down And Taught Me A Valuable Lesson

Anarchists' Brunch: The Day King Felix Let Me Down And Taught Me A Valuable Lesson
Usually in these brunches I'm putting forth some theory or analyzing or just being a goof. Today I thought I'd just go with a story. Three years ago, when the Cubs were pretty much useless, the girl I was seeing at the time and I traveled to Seattle for a vacation. We had both never been, seemed like a neat place, and quite frankly I didn't have any better ideas. Of course, I picked a week when I knew the Mariners were home because seeing a new ballpark is always something I'm interested in. Also I'm demented. Obviously, about a week before I paced out the Mariners rotation then and realized that Felix Hernandez would be pitching on a getaway day afternoon we were there, our last full day there. Clearly, this was the game I picked. The girl, being amenable to live baseball, saw no problem with this and knew that it was what I wanted. This should have been my first clue to listen to her more. ...