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More pregame notes … and video of Eric Wedge

Post by Ryan Divish on July 30, 2012 at 5:14 pm with 7 Comments »
July 30, 2012 5:19 pm

On the trade deadline …. Wedge didn’t feel like there was tension in his clubhouse with the upcoming deadline. But he did admit players can’t help but be aware. He didn’t say anything to the young players that are going through it for the first time.

Of note on the lineup …. Wedge said that the reason John Jaso and Carlos Peguero are in there against lefty Ricky Romero is to combat Romero’s outstanding changeup. Also, Wedge said that he didn’t want Jaso or Peguero to sit too long with another lefty tomorrow. And besides they are going to have to hit against a lefty every once in a while.

On the injury front … Franklin Gutierrez was in the process of taking more tests for his concussion. He has hit, taken flyballs and did some running. Now he’s just waiting to get cleared for full activitiy.

Charlie Furbush threw a flat ground session, and the Mariners will look to work him back into full bullpen sessions later this week.

Erasmo Ramirez will pitch tonight for the Tacoma Rainiers on his rehab assignment.

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  1. bbnate420 says:

    F&^king pathetic when you’re outnumbered by Toronto fans in your own building!!!!!! You paying attention Tweedle Dumb and Tweedle Dumber!!!!!

  2. Didn’t seem to bother Iwakuma too much. He had the advantage of a nice big strike zone, and he used it well.

    Winning is the best revenge. Of course, they’ll all be back tomorrow… I remember after a game that Toronto won a few years back, some young Bluejay fans tanked up on loudmouth soup walking four abreast around the concourse, defying old ladies and children. What a bunch of dorks.

    Go get ‘em again, M’s!

  3. bbnate420 says:

    Unfortunately, Canada is one of those crazy countries where they mandate a certain amount of vacation time as law, like every other modern/industrialized nation in the world besides the US. ;-)

    That means they can take time off to come down here and fill OUR stadium. Of course, if the team didn’t suck they couldn’t outnumber us.

  4. bbnate420 says:

    Canada only mandates a minimum of 10 paid vacation days a year, varies by province, which is less than most other modern/industrialized countries besides the US. This doesn’t count national holidays, which they only have 19 to 26 in the US, but pretty much only government workers get those holidays off in the US.

  5. I work for myself, and wind up working–not full days every day, mind you–around 340 days a year. So the U.S. corporate world can look pretty good from where I stand. And when I worked in Japan, I worked at least every other Saturday, and no comp time for travel. (Medium sized Japanese company.) And as for my time in the military, fuggedaboutit.

    The grass is always greener…but we digress.

  6. bbnate420 says:

    ” Members of the U.S. Armed Services earn 30 vacation days a year, not including national holidays.” Japan seems to be one of the of the worst countries when it comes 2 vacation, but at least they average like 20 to 1 CEO salary vs worker as opposed to like 400+ to one in the US!

  7. ”Members of the U.S. Armed Services earn 30 vacation days a year, not including national holidays.”

    That’s honored in the breach, I can assure you. Ask anyone who served in a war zone, or at sea, for that matter. And, for many, weekends off are an occasional luxury.

    Looks good when you write it down there, though. And, if I recall correctly–this has been a while ago–you can sell back some of those lost vacation days when your enlistment is up.

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