I got the link from Lookout Landing, and I wish I could say I was surprised, but I’m really not. I also find myself a little annoyed at the claim that Aardsma will be ready by the beginning of the season. I’m not buying it. The most terrifying part of the article?
“…Aardsma immediately contacted the Mariners, who had him see Dr. Marc Phillipon, a specialist who has repaired torn hip labrums in several players, including Alex Rodriguez and former Mariners catcher Rob Johnson.”
RUN FOR THE HILLS! I guess only time and rehab will tell, but on the surface things aren’t looking all that great for the end of the Mariners’ game.
Lookout Landing also has another post up on Brendan Ryan. If you haven’t already, read it for no other reason than that it’s Friday, and everyone needs a bit of humor at the end of the week.
A few days ago, I got the Seattle Times story via email on how the Ms plan to try to handle the void left on their radio side by Dave Niehaus. I think this is a great idea. Obviously nothing can replace Dave, but this plan takes a bit of the pressure off of Rick Rizzs in general, while keeping Mike Blowers and Dave Sims on the TV side of things. It also might help Rizzs transition back into the season a little more. I don’t pretend to know the man, but personally if I’d lost a close friend and coworker, I’d want as many friends as possible around me when I went back to work. None of the people listed are strangers to talking on the air, either, and they all knew Dave, so maybe hearing Rizzs and company banter both about the game at hand while also telling stories about Niehaus during the season will also help the fans make that transition as well.
I have a little under 24 hours to decide whether or not I should be rooting for the New Orleans Saints tomorrow or the Seahawks. I think my general disinterest in the Seahawks comes from being introduced to football via the Packers while the Seahawks had a terrible season a few years back – so I was already pre-programmed to just not care about Seattle football. It also probably doesn’t help the ‘Hawks’ case that they made me do the Walk of Shame back home along Broadway after that one SuperBowl game a few years ago. Anyway, off to work!