Random Thoughts Saturday

The Mariners had a good game last night against Colorado, and it was a pleasant surprise. And much-needed.  I am having a get-together at the house tonight, so I was not able to watch the entire game due to cleaning and getting things ready in general, but I did get to see most of it. Watching Kevin Millwood take responsibility for all 9 innings was enough to make me look forward to today’s game, which I will be listening to at work. I don’t have any feelings about Millwood one way or the other. I know he was an Oriole once, and he seems like an amiable enough guy, even if I occasionally feel I need a translator during his interviews (his drawl is so thick you can stand a fork up in it, and I’m pretty sure he speaks at a frequency only elephants can hear under normal circumstances), and last night he did a really good job pitching against a Rockies club that is faring far better than we are currently. We don’t get a lot of complete game shut-outs coming from the Mariners, and it’s nice to see one out of, frankly, an unexpected source. We’re still 8.5 games out of first place, but we could have been 9 had it not been for Millwood and the thin Colorado air.  And Kyle Seager, because Kyle Seager. Jeff’s article does far more justice (like usual) to the situation than I can.

I received an email yesterday regarding the Mariners draft on Monday, June 4th. Apparently if I want to sign up a space for myself (and guests!) I can go hang out at Safeco that day in the Terrace Club with Jack Zduriencik, Mike Salk from 710 ESPN, and Dave Valle; and a bunch of other Mariners fans. I’m not much of a draft person; I don’t follow prospects very closely, and no matter how hard I try, I cannot remember names of anyone until they do something in the upper ranks or the very lowest ranks up north in Everett. And even then it’s kind of a gamble. Even so, I think I’m going to go. I don’t do a whole lot on Mondays, and this is a two and a half hour deal, so there really isn’t any reason I shouldn’t go. If I change my mind, I guess anyone who reads this will hear about it, but as things look right now, I’ll be sending in my RSVP later this evening. I’ll probably live-Tweet it, because that’s how I roll.

My 30-minute lunch is nearly over, and my work firewall for whatever reason isn’t allowing me to access any sites I wanted to access to talk about things I wanted to talk about, so I think I’m just going to clock back in for work, finish up the next three hours, and start my weekend with a Mariners game and a summer barbecue. Enjoy your day, because baseball is nigh!

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3 Responses to Random Thoughts Saturday

  1. Bart's Evil Twin says:

    I’m really enjoyed watching Millwood pitch lately, and the shutout was pretty cool. Millwood makes me believe that there is still hope for us old guys! 😉

    Congratulations on the invite, looking forward to draft day tweets from Section 331. 🙂

    • Megan Shear says:

      I just RSVPd, so we’ll see what happens. I’m taking some friends with me, it should be an interesting experience. I never get to go to these luncheon things, because they always happen in the middle of the week when I have to be at work.
      What I’m looking forward to now is tomorrow’s game, one of my season games, and Felix vs. Yu Darvish. What luck! 😀

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