Friday, February 20, 2009

Longtime no post, but here at Grand Salami HQ we're excited about the news that Ken Griffey, Jr. is returning to the Mariners! Should make for an interesting season at Safeco.

In other news, Grand Salami Publishing has recently launched a soccer magazine covering the Seattle Sounders FC, the new expansion franchise in Major League Soccer. The magazine will be known as Soccer Seattle. Our editor is Steve Clare from www.prostamerika.com and our writers will include Steve, Dave Clark from www.sounderatheart.com and David Falk from www.goalseattle.com.

It's good to be back!

Thursday, December 15, 2005

I know from the majority of the posts on USS Mariner, and other sites, that I am not alone in my distaste for the recent signing of Carl Everett. I cannot fathom the thinking of the front office on this one! It really makes no sense, except to shout from the rooftops for all to hear, that our beloved Mariners simply don’t have a clue. I abhor everything about Carl Everett, and have vigorously rooted against every team for which he has ever played. Now frankly, that’s a little strong concerning my feelings for the 2006 Mariners, but they’ve severely damaged the goods. As long as he remains here, I will be more an observer than a fan, and I may boo him at Safeco. We’ll see about that! One of my biggest problems with this is that the stench may remain long after he is gone.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Where is everybody? How about your thoughts on who the Mariners should pick up as free agents?
How about their starting lineup??

C - the new Japanese catcher?
1B - Sexson, obviously
2B - Lopez or Bloomquist
SS - Betancourt
3B - Beltre
LF - Morse/Reed platoon?
CF - Ichiro?
RF - Free agent
DH - Ibanez

SP's - Felix, Pineiro, Moyer, and two free agents

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

I am really pissed off! What the hell was Mike Hargrove thinking, trotting out Matt Thornton in the 6th inning last night? Even a casual fan knows better than to put Thornton into a close game! We had a 4-2 lead at the time, and I still believe the game was winnable. If Thornton doesn’t enter the game and give up the three run dinger on his third pitch, a hanging slider, it’s still close. It’s time to initiate FireMikeHargrove.com
I have seen enough!

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Felix Hernandez made his home debut last night, and it was everything a fan could have wished! 8 innings, 5 scattered hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, and 6 strikeouts: it was amazing! Conor & I saw him 2 years ago in Everett, and again last year in Tacoma, but I honestly didn't expect him to be as dominating as he was last night. You should have been there! Long live the King!

Last night was also Pacific Rim Baseball Night, and we sat behind a large group of visiting Japanese teenage girls, obviously ga-ga over Ichiro. I wonder if anyone in the Mariners' organization noticed that yesterday was also the 60th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima. A rather somber affair, and an interesting way to celebrate it.

Monday, July 18, 2005

Well, we saw them. They were real, and they were spectacular! Conor and I attended the game Friday night. It was “Girls Night Out”, so of course I am referring to Rafael Palmeiro’s hits number 3000 and 3001. Barring the loss, it was a wonderful night at the ballpark!

Friday, July 15, 2005

The second half has begun, thankfully! I disagree with Hargrove and think even a three day All Star break is too long. Conor and I will catch the game tonight and tomorrow. We should witness a little history with another Rafael Palmeiro hit. He's been a shameless Mariner killer over the years! In his periods of free agency, I have loudly advocated for the M's to sign him, mostly so they don't have to pitch to him! We seem to have struggled excessively versus the Orioles in recent years.

A few assorted ramblings:

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