My mother got me this nice iPod bench with an AM/FM radio switch and an antenna that should have allowed me to listen to games without having to fight the numerous electronic devices in this building that kept me from being able to listen clearly a few years ago. Unfortunately, it doesn’t do what it should and I still cannot hear the games in this building. Either that or I’m doing something really wrong by turning the thing on; I literally cannot figure out why it would not be working. But whatever; as soon as I get some triple A batteries, we’re going to do this the old fashioned way again and hope that the fact that I no longer sit near a server room helps. What a mess.
In order to play catch up this week, since no amount of trying to sneak around The Times’ privacy filters seems to be helping me to actually read the articles there (and I have not yet gotten around to paying them, I swear I will), I have been checking out Shannon Drayer’s blog for the first time in a long time. I’m a bad fan, I know. She has today’s lineup as this:
Abraham Almonte, 8
Kyle Seager, 5
Robinson Cano, 4
Logan Morrison, DH
Justin Smoak, 3
Michael Saunders, 9
Dustin Ackley, 7
Brad Miller, 6
Mike Zunino, 2
Honestly, I only vaguely remember Almonte from last year. You can’t really forget a name like that, but then he just sort of disappeared. I am going to try to make sure I get the game tomorrow at noon. I am glad to see Cano further down in the lineup than 2. Might actually like to see him at 4 or 5, but that’s only going to be helpful if the others are hitting, so as McClendon says in the article linked above, they have a month to figure this out. Hopefully they do. I really want this to be a big year; at least, bigger than others so far in the past 6 years.
OK, off to harass someone on Twitter to keep me up on how everyone is looking today. Go Mariners!
EDIT: Twitter success! For whatever reason, the link on Shannon’s blog didn’t work, but the one I was just given from ESPN does! Baseball! IN MY EARS!!!