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yuniform

  • joined Apr 01, 2008
  • last login Aug 28, 2014
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Yuniesky Betancourt apologist currently transplanted to Boise, but a fan of everything Seattle.

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Seattle Mariners
  • NFL Seattle Seahawks
  • NCAAF Washington Huskies
  • NCAAB Washington Huskies
  • Soccer Aris,
  • FIFA USA, Greece, Serbia
  • MLS Seattle Sounders
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Johan Santana's career might be over. Time to watch his best Mariners moment again

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Felix! Actual Johan news here: http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/mets/johan_likely_at_amazin_end_PCiPEWPLXtVrjgkfreViSL

We got Craig Robinson (on our bandwagon)

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The guy who does Flip Flop Fly Ball decided he can't be a Yankees fan any longer. He outlines his process for picking a new favorite team. Spoiler: it's not the Mets.

Roger Levesque, Mike Fucito in Seattle's "It Gets Better" video. They're alongside several Mariners...

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Roger Levesque, Mike Fucito in Seattle's "It Gets Better" video. They're alongside several Mariners and Storm, plus BMW of the Seahawks. Given that the project was started by a Seattleite, it seems like it's taken the teams awhile to get on board. Also, Brendan Ryan, greatest human, has the best facial hair in the video. (Lauren Jackson never had a chance.)

Another sign the Mariners and Angels can't stand one another

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They can't tolerate one another long enough to stay on the phone to complete a trade. The last trade between the two teams was in 1996, when we got Ricky Jordan. The next oldest most recent trade with another team was 2003, when the Mariners needed Quinton McCracken and departed with valuable treasure Greg Colbrunn. The Mariners have only made three trades with the Angels, none of which are interesting, except that there was a guy named Gary Gray once. (The M's only made the one trade with the D'backs.) Yes, intradivision trades are rare, but Justin Smoak and Jack Hannahan came from AL West teams. The Mariners have made 7 trades with the A's (we gave them Bill Caudill and Dan Meyer a while ago) and 11 with Texas (how else could we get Tug Hulett, Rafael Bournigal or Ismael Valdez?),

The NY Cosmos/NASL movie is well done

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As someone born in the 1980s, I appreciated the look at how the Cosmos and the NASL formed and imploded. The Sounders don't make much of an appearance (their logo flashes on the screen. The Whitecaps victory in 1979 gets some screen time. (Aside: I love the old NASL shootout format so much more than shots from the spot.) ESPN Classic has aired it. The link is to Netflix, which says it will be streaming it starting June 1. I can't verify any of the historical claims (like that the Cosmos' loss and the U.S. not getting the '84 World Cup led to the demise of the NASL), and I'd be interested in hearing anyone else's opinions.

The Mariners made $1.7 million last year

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Says Greg Johns, MLB.com Apparently the team will start sharing revenue with Washington state if they make more than $38 million by 2018, when the lease expires.

"He's not going anywhere,'' Zduriencik said. "We've got him. We'll keep him. We're not going to...

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"He's not going anywhere,'' Zduriencik said. "We've got him. We'll keep him. We're not going to move him.''

GMZ, on Felix, to Heyman Not earth-shattering, but heart-warming.

Aw, shucks I kinda miss Lou. From Flip Flop Fly Ballin': http://flipflopflyball.tumblr.com/

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Aw, shucks I kinda miss Lou. From Flip Flop Fly Ballin': http://flipflopflyball.tumblr.com/

The Sounders... is that a team? The Onion's SportsCenter spoof skewers mainstream coverage of the...

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The Sounders... is that a team? The Onion's SportsCenter spoof skewers mainstream coverage of the MLS.

No Gold Cup games within 1,000 miles of Qwest

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But Charlotte, Miami and Tampa get games, which is okay, I guess.

FanPost
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FanGraphs' easy way to make an All-Decade team

The new team multiple seasons charts on FanGraphs makes it simple to figure out who the best/most important players for the Mariners have been since 2001.  Behold, easy and not especially deep...

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Beltre's finally worth the money

Back when everyone thought Adrian Beltre was hobbled for the year, Dave at USSM wrote a great post reaffirming that  Beltre was totally worth his $64 million contract.  The key points were this...

Lucas French grew up a Mariners fan

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...according to Jim Street. I know these stories are written to endear fans to the new guys (Ian Snell has family in Portland!), but it's working on me. Key quotes: "When the Tigers told me I'd been traded to Seattle, my first thought was, 'Awesome!'" he said. ... "When I was in the fifth grade," the Colorado native said, "I made a time line about where you want to be in the future and it was on my time line that I wanted to play for the Mariners. So this is pretty cool. The Mariners were my favorite team." ... French received an autographed jersey from Griffey last month when the Mariners played the Tigers in Detroit, and on Saturday received a typical Griffey "welcome" to the Mariners. "Mike Sweeney and I were talking when he walked up and stood there near us," Griffey said. "We knew he wanted to introduce himself, so when we were done talking, both of us turned and started to walk away. "Luke had his hand out and he just stared. Then I turned around and said, 'I'm just messin' with you."

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