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MARINERS: Team’s a disappointment – again

Letter by Barbara Stallone, Tacoma on April 24, 2012 at 2:08 pm with 7 Comments »
April 24, 2012 2:38 pm

I love baseball. Every spring I look forward to having a home team to follow and root for. And what do I get? Insult after insult!

How many years does it take to learn how to put together a winning team? This year’s Mariners team is unbalanced – too heavy on youth and inexperience. It’s almost as if the “powers that be” delight in insulting the fans.

The Mariners do not belong in the major leagues. If you’re not in it to win, get out of the game. The people in charge should be ashamed of themselves for what they’ve done to baseball in the Northwest.

I will not be at the ballpark or in front of the TV after yet another year of nothing. Goodbye, Mariners.

Leave a comment Comments → 7
  1. geeterpontiac says:

    Right on.

    The Mariners haven’t been interested in being contenders for many years.

    It’s just a business owned by a bunch of wimps who want to suck every cent they can out of the community.

    They don’t build anything. They just develop talent to sell or trade away to contenders.

    Bottom line is don’t blame the manager, coaches, or the GM. Blame the owners. The others are just getting paid to do what the owners want.

  2. aislander says:

    The Mariners need local ownership, but there are hazards when ownership changes.

    Perhaps the local media are too polite: we all know what happens when, say, a New York team wallows in mediocrity for months, let alone decades…

  3. old_benjamin says:

    Yeah, Ya FIRED!

  4. aislander says:

    Good game today, though…

  5. bobcat1a says:

    How many current teams have NEVER participated in a world series?
    Answer: 2
    Mariners and Nationals.
    How many will probably continue this streak?
    Answer: 1 (guess)

  6. Frankenchrist says:

    How many teams are younger than the Mariners? Marlins, D-backs and Rays. Most teams have existed much longer than the M’s.

    However, we won’t be a contender until we vacuum all the dead flies in the front office and get some new blood in there.

  7. RLangdon says:

    Will the lady who left her kids at Safeco Field please come get them, their beating the Mariners 4-1 in the bottom of the 7th.

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