I am still debating whether or not to even attempt a post about last night’s game. Frankly, it was a bit of a downer for me – the two biggest factors being that I was constantly concerned about my not-waterproof camera for pretty much the whole night, and a run-in with some idiot out in the hall during the half absolutely ruined my mood for the remainder of the game – but I may decide to work on something later today if I get bored. I definitely didn’t give my full 90, and I feel poorly about it; but the weather, low blood sugar and the rudeness of a total stranger conspired against me.
I do, however, have some Mariners-related news. This has been done for about a week now (people on Twitter were posting in-progress photos last weekend), but I was just able to see it for myself yesterday. New photos on the West wall of SafeCo Field! All of them have been redone, even the Moose’s. They’re more current pictures of our guys. While there are more there than what I took, I wanted to get some of the updated players here. So…
I found this article on Carlos Silva’s new outlook via Ryan Divish of the Tacoma News Tribune. I found it interesting, mainly for the light it cast on the Silva/Bradley trade. Rather than tear it down and bring sarcasm into it (which was my first response, to be honest), after very briefly exchanging messages with Divish over Twitter, I think I’m going to reserve judgment for later in the year; just sort of ride this out and see what happens on both sides. We are glad to be rid of Silva here, but Cubs fans are (obviously and vocally) glad to be rid of Bradley. Both were viewed as weak links in their respective chains, and both are viewed now as improvements over the other by their respective teams and fans. Only time will tell whether either side will be vindicated, or if everything comes crashing down. I’d love to be able to say that Cubs fans are wrong (since they’ve made it a point so frequently over the past few months to talk about how wrong we are), but I don’t know what this season holds. I can hardly wait to find out though.
Happy Friday, everyone!