Author Archives: Daniel Carroll

The Village of Cooperstown

At the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony last Sunday, they announced that some 50,000 people had descended on Cooperstown for the party to honor Mike Piazza and Ken Griffey Jr. Cooperstown, in case you weren’t aware, has a listed population … Continue reading

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On Fenway Park (and the Yankees)

Fenway Park bills itself as “Americas Most Beloved Ballpark,” but I’m just not sure that’s true. That said, it’s probably number one in the American League. I’ve got to think that Wrigley Field in Chicago has it beat, but that … Continue reading

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Thursdays at… The Bronx?

It’s a common goal to see all 30 Major-League ballparks, and I suppose it’s a goal for me as well, though I’m in no rush to plow through all of them. By my count, I’ve visited 12 ballparks; the Kingdome, … Continue reading

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STH Dipoto Q&A Recap

The Seattle Mariners hosted an event prior to Saturday’s game against Oakland where Season Ticket Holders had an opportunity to ask a few questions of Jerry Dipoto, the freshly-minted Mariners General Manager. While front office guys like Dipoto aren’t known … Continue reading

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Mark Trumbo and a Mariners-Style Player

Some thoughts on the Trumbo trade: The M’s biggest offensive problem has been players underperforming. The general strategy, we felt at the beginning of the season, was sound enough. Trumbo fits the model that we had at the outset and … Continue reading

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In Which Daniel Steals the Keys to the Blog

A new season brings renewed energy, and so I bring you some impressions I got on Game 1 of 162. I love the pageantry of Opening Day. It’s the one day a year where fans get to recognize head trainer … Continue reading

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Some Research on Traveling Baseball Teams

It’s well documented that the Mariners travel more than any other big-league team. We hear about this often in discussions in the offseason when looking at free agents and how Seattle has to overpay for players, and we’ve heard this … Continue reading

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