My plan yesterday for a pro-active day off was to do some yard work, take care of a painting project that I have been working on, and listen to the Mariners on the radio. I apparently need to go back and check the radio schedule I posted several weeks ago, because the game wasn’t on the radio. I managed to get the yard work and painting done, and the cosmos also threw in the additional luck of me dropping my iPhone flat on it’s face, shattering the stupid thing in over 50 places. It still works, but I need to get it fixed before the month is over, so I can have it once baseball season starts proper. I hate having to deal with a business that I know is going to overcharge me for something that shouldn’t cost as much as it does, but I like having a tiny camera in my pocket that takes pictures that don’t have cracks all over them. If you think about it, my broken iPhone is like season tickets for the Mariners; I don’t want to pay as much as I do for them (and I should not have had to pay more this year, considering the previous few seasons), but the alternative is not having those guaranteed games, and that would make me crazy.
Not being able to listen to baseball when I know for a fact that there is baseball occurring also makes me crazy, but I don’t have much of a choice today. I will put on my big girl boots and open up GameDay and hope for the best on Felix Day against the Cincinnati Reds, a team I don’t really care too much about. I’m sure they don’t care about me, either. So that’ settled.
The big news so far today is that Carlos Guillen retired. I hate to see anyone beg out, but it sounds like it was for the best for him at least physically. He also might have just inadvertently helped us in opening up a spot (so Jeff says) for Kyle Seager. I don’t know how to feel about any of this, other than happy for Seager, so I’ll just keep my yapper shut until something more indicative of the future happens.
I would have written about yesterday’s game, but since I was not able to listen to it, it proves far more difficult for me to write about than it might for someone who was used to looking at numbers or was actually there. I heard we gave the Pads a good nose-rubbing, so for whatever that’s worth, go us? The Padres hit well, so it wasn’t a complete loss for them in a morale sense, I wouldn’t think. Adam Moore hit a home run, which is kind of neat, adn Hisashi Iwakuma won the game, in spite of a terrible, 30-some pitch first inning and not being supported in the field.
There was absolutely no point to this post, and I have to get back to work. Today’s game is already in the second inning. Happy Felix Day!