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Mariner Housewife

Mariner Housewife is a chronicle of the ups and downs of your average Mariners devotee: the joy, the anguish, the sputtering rage and disbelief... but primarily the persistent optimism and unbridled loyalty of a genuine fan.

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Closing Up Shop

Sun, 20 Jul 2008 19:00:00 +0000

Well my friends, after two and a half great seasons of being the PI Mariner fan blogger, I am hanging up my blogging hat. It's time for the Mariner Housewife to go into retirement.

So That Finally Happened.

Fri, 11 Jul 2008 12:16:00 +0000

From The Department of The Painfully Obvious: "We gave Richie a lot of rope...," said manager Jim Riggleman. Well yeah.

A Great American Hero: Beltre Man

Thu, 03 Jul 2008 19:00:00 +0000

Happy Independence Day! What a day for baseball. I hope many of you are headed to the ballpark today to watch the Mariners take on the second most disappointing team in the majors, the Detroit Tigers. It should be a fun game and a good time.

Just When I’m About To Give Up On The Season…

Wed, 25 Jun 2008 10:14:00 +0000

I'm kidding you, of course I still have no hope for this ridiculous team. How naive do you think I am? But hey, at least the last couple of games have been kind of fun to watch, eh? It's almost like we got upgraded from a "sell" to a "don't buy"! Break out the Mission Accomplished banner!

Oh, Felix

Mon, 23 Jun 2008 12:57:00 +0000

We have just witnessed one of the most depressing moments of an incredibly depressing season, following closely on the heels of one of- if not the- most exhilarating.

Farewell, Johnny Mac

Thu, 19 Jun 2008 05:26:00 +0000

Well, we knew this was coming sooner or later. I wish McLaren only the best, I think he's a good guy that was dealing with a pretty crappy job. I hope he is relieved and happy and can move on quickly. And hey, at least they didn't fire him in the middle of the night!

Another Interesting Rumor

Wed, 18 Jun 2008 08:04:00 +0000

Never a dull moment here in Seattle I tell you... word on the street is that the M's might finally be ready to let go of Richie Sexson. I think I speak for almost everyone when I say, yes please! (Although it seems like my dream of Kenji at first isn't going to come true- apparently Joh is just so not into it. Can't have everything I suppose.)

May We Now Call It Rock Bottom?

Tue, 17 Jun 2008 09:48:00 +0000

The scary thing about trying to pinpoint this season's very worst moment is, then you start thinking of ways that it could get worse. Like, say, if we get swept by the Marlins. Or, worse, if we were to lose all of our games against these wacky National Leaguers. Although we can take some small comfort in the fact that the Mets are kind of a train wreck as well.

Bavasi’s Out!

Mon, 16 Jun 2008 07:18:00 +0000

Well finally!

First Cut=Deepest

Tue, 10 Jun 2008 09:19:00 +0000

Well finally, the heads are starting to roll. I've been refreshing to see when the McLaren firing announcement is going to come. But wouldn't you know it, the first head to roll was one of my favorites. Why oh why did it have to be my beloved Jeff Pentland to be sent out the door first? I adored Jeff Pentland! He was like a grandfather to me! An imaginary grandfather that I never actually met, whose personality was created largely in my own imagination, based on an combination of Wilford Brimley in "The Natural" and James Cromwell's kindly-but-gruff farmer in "Babe", to be sure, but still!

Remembering The Imaginary Good Times

Wed, 04 Jun 2008 05:52:00 +0000

As I was watching us lose to the nearly 100% personality-free Angels last night, I thought wistfully, "remember when we thought we could beat these guys?" It seems like just yesterday I was dreaming about victory over the dreaded LAA's of A. But the key word there is "dreaming". Did we ever really think we could beat the Angels? Oh sure, I might have talked myself into thinking I did, but that's not saying much because I can talk myself into believing nearly anything, especially when it comes to baseball. The bigger question is, did the FO really think so? Was Bavasi really convinced that we were going to be a competitive team?

As Bad As It Gets

Tue, 27 May 2008 15:07:00 +0000

Here's what this team excels at: they keep you guessing as to exactly how they are going to lose. Take Sunday's game against the Yankees for instance; if you're anything like me, you were spending the whole time thinking, how soon is Washburn going to blow this? And then, surprise! Turns out it wasn't Washburn at all, it was the bullpen plus some wacky defensive hilarity! I didn't see that one coming, they totally tricked me!

Hitting The Nail On The Head While It’s Being Driven Into The Coffin

Sat, 24 May 2008 01:36:00 +0000

From Ichiro, after last night's surreally painful loss against the Yankees:

I Got Nothin’

Thu, 22 May 2008 04:21:00 +0000

Confession time- who got swept up in the pre-season hype and thought this was going to be the year we had waited for? I know a lot of you readers didn't buy it for a second, but I'm currently raising my hand. Well, I'm raising it halfway. I have to admit that even I maintained a relatively healthy (for me) level of skepticism- and you know me, I'm the first to cling to any shred of hope. If there's an intern at ESPN The Magazine that picks the M's to make the playoffs, I grab onto that and hug it close like it's my woobie. I still felt weird about it- but more than anything, I really wanted to believe. Doesn't that seem so sad now? It seems like that was ages and ages ago. What is it like to go into a series thinking that you might actually win a game or two? I barely remember.

How Many Ways Can We Say “Bad”

Sat, 17 May 2008 05:24:00 +0000

You know things are terrible when we are consoling ourselves with the fact that we narrowly avoided getting swept by the Texas Rangers. Now we have interleague play, which is not only boring, but also appears to be headed down the road of depressing. It's the classic Battle of The Truly Subpar, with the last-place Mariners against the last-place-until-yesterday-when-they-beat-the-M's Padres. Wow! Does the fun ever start?