Sunday, July 25, 2004
Mariners 6, Angels 2
"Right now, I don't know if there's anything that will make us incredibly better that's doable by Bill," Scioscia said. "And, hey, that's a championship-caliber ballclub in there."Because, hey, championship-caliber ballclubs always give up runs on four wild pitches, tying major-league records.
As Richard pointed out yesterday, the Mariners suck. M's bloggers, please, don't take offense at the observation -- it's been true for months now, and everybody knows it. Mariner Optimist is still on strike, even though it's been over two months since his demand that the M's put together a string of five wins for him to reopen the doors.
What's scary is the Angels' next year. With literally millions tied up in non- or underperforming players -- here I'm thinking of Anderson, Salmon, Erstad, and Colon -- the 2005 Angels could be a fourth-place team in the AL West. Seattle won't be this bad next year; they're making the moves to unload some of the bad contracts.
Before the ASB, they had given up. You could see it in their faces. I commented on it at Wheelhouse.
Now, there's a different attitude around the team.
Plus, today you got to face Piñiero, who looks more and more like the second coming of Freddy Garcia.
And of course, Casey Kotchman re-injured himself again.