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MARINERS: Déjà vu all over again

Letter by Mike Deal, Surprise on April 24, 2012 at 4:38 pm with 11 Comments »
April 24, 2012 4:38 pm

Call me a “glass is half-empty” kind of guy. Nevertheless, I hear in the distance the beginning of a slow drumbeat, growing louder.

Granted, the Mariners’ attendance is tanking; so how soon will there be whispers from management that the team might be sold (to local interests only, of course!) unless attendance improves, unless there are major improvements to Safeco Field, in order to increase revenues.

When no viable potential local ownership appears, the team will be sold, reluctantly of course, to out-of-state interests. We all remember the Seattle Pilots and the Seattle Sonics, of course. Are we being set up for the perfect trifecta?

Is the “Safe” destined to be the largest RV park in the Northwest?

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  1. RLangdon says:

    The world (in Puget Sound) did not end when The Sonics left town. It won’t when The Mariners leave. Let them go.

  2. bobcat1a says:

    Who cares if they leave.

  3. Frankenchrist says:

    Clean out the whole front office starting with Howie, Chuckie, and Jay-Z. Then we might see some improvement.

  4. King co is surviving without the Sonics they’ll do the same without the M’s

  5. old_benjamin says:

    As Governor Cristy said about the New Jersey Nets moving to Brooklyn, “Good riddance.”

  6. The Mariners are devoid of characters. Maybe that is what the owners want, lower salaries. The only character can barely speak English.

    In the glory days of the late 90s, you had certified nut jobs, uglies, multi racial icons, and pitchers who were not faceless.

    Now the club just want you to show up and spent your cash on vile garlic fries and expensive suds.

    In other words, its become a club redesigned in the image of King County’s East side.

  7. laljcrosby says:

    I have hated the mariners ever since the politicians of Washington state voted in a tax on individuals to pay for a stadium used by a private company. The mariners have always been losers, are currently losers, and will always be losers.

  8. geeterpontiac says:


    Those people are merely a reflection of the wishes of the ownership. Like any business, they do what the owners want them to do because the owners sign their checks.

    If the ownership wanted a winner and the people you referred to did not deliver, they (owners) would have fired them a long time ago. The fact that they have not fired them, indicates the staff is executing the wishes of the ownership.

    It is obvious year after year. I am surprised Felix is still here.

    But, perhaps it would have been too obvious if he had left. I wonder how long it will be before Felix begins to consider the fact that he has cast his lot in with non-contenders who will never make the playoffs, much less a World Series. That will be a sobering moment for sure.

  9. I have to agree with laljcrosbys comments.

  10. bobcat1a says:

    The Devil will be snowshoeing in southern Hell before I spend a nickel to go to Seattle ripoff field. Cheney Stadium is awesome.

  11. aislander says:

    I don’t like Seattle and I don’t like basketball. That’s how I feel about the Sonics’ leave-taking.

    I DO, however, like baseball, and, while the Mariners haven’t been the most exciting team in recent years, credible MAJOR LEAGUE teams come to Safeco. Besides, there is hope in springtime.

    If the game turns out to be less than satisfying, there is always the opportunity to get in a jab about how well the Soni–er–Thunder are playing…

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