Sometimes a voyage for a Mariner working on a ship just never seems like it will end, as the weeks and months begin to melt together into a blur. This season the voyage for the Seattle Mariners baseball team has reached that point where one game or series is not that much like the other long nights spent by this club and it’s dwindling fans.
The Angels completed the sweep of the three-game series today 3-0 in much the same way as the majority of the games have gone this season. Good starting pitching in this case Jason Vargas was wasted again by an offense that not only is the worst in the majors this year, but is perhaps going to end up as one of the worst in modern history.
It was a bit sad to drive by the vibrant and alive Qwest Field on the way back from a visit to a ship in Port, knowing the baseball season including tonight’s Rainiers game has all but been forgotten this year by the general Seattle population. It is great that both the Seahawks and Huskies football team won this weekend but indeed baseball is coming to an end soon once again this year in the NW without the joy and excitement surrounding postseason play.
Like some of you I will be following the payoffs and perhaps pick-up last years bandwagon team the Yankees and follow them as if I really cared. Last year it was an odd experience for me to be rooting for the Yankees though they won, so I am contemplating jumping on the Giants or Braves bandwagon to keep it interesting.
Yes I will be following football, but baseball is my passion, though the this year’s Mariners have done their best to kill my love of the game. Of course one thing I learned after going to Sea for 20 years, that this voyage like all the rest will some day come to an end and in this case it won’t be a moment to soon.http://jeffsmariners.com
SPECIAL NEWS FLASH: THE TACOMA RAINIERS BEAT SACRAMENTO TONIGHT 4-1 AND ARE THE PCL PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE CHAMPS! RYAN FIRERBEND PITCHED A 2-HITTER THOUGH 8, AND MATT MANGINI WENT 3-4 INCLUDING A HOME RUN TO LEAD THE RAINIERS. NOW IT IS ON TO MEMPHIS TO CONTINUE THE PLAY-OFFS, GOOD LUCK RAINIERS!