Northwest Voices | Letters to the Editor
Mariners' latest loss
43,000 people showed up in San Francisco last night, and the Giants rewarded them with a perfect game.
The same night, 13,000 showed up at Safeco Field to see the M’s beaten yet again by San Diego [“Offense quietly fades into the night,” Sports, June 14]. What we saw was a night of baserunning blunders, unimaginative managing, next to zero offense and a total passionless effort on the part of our team.
What could possibly be wrong you ask? How long must Seattle endure the current ownership and upper management of the Mariners?
After 27 years sitting in the same seats at every game, I’m about done. Absent the 1995 and 2001 seasons, there has been a precious little to remember. Now the M’s have new commemorative T-shirts and a poster night from last Friday’s no hitter. How long will it be until we have a six-headed bobble night so we can all remember our own one highlight in recent years? I can just see the highlight screen 10 years from now.
In the meantime, going to a game like last night’s against arguably the worst team in baseball is sort of like a colonoscopy minus the Versed.
I so totally miss the swagger our team had under Lou Piniella. Win or lose, going to see the M’s was at least entertaining then. Now it is just a hardship.
— Denny Birk, Edmonds