First Spring Training Game! Notes


Little bit tougher to write any sort of recap when you aren’t able to actually watch the game, but I’ll attempt to just give a brief rundown.

  • Kenn Kasparek just made my list.
  • Jack Hannahan is still awesome.
  • Casey Kotchman and Adam Moore had two hits each, so they’re off to good starts.
  • Doug Fister and Chris Seddon got absolutely shelled, although Fister did somehow have 5 strikeouts.
  • Milton Bradley apparently pulled a Bill Hall on a bloop double at some point today. Really hope Don Wakamatsu understands that he should really be DH’ing most of the time.
  • As I’m typing this I’ve just noticed that the box score I’m looking at was last updated in the 6th inning. Excellent work mariners.com.
  • Look no further than today’s game to understand why Dave Niehaus is so awesome. This is the first Spring Training game of the year – it doesn’t matter at all. Yet you could still tell how excited he was when we tied it up in the 9th. That’s exactly why we tend to love guys like Dave Niehaus and Dave Sims so much. Genuine excitement is an extremely attractive quality in announcers. 
  • Speaking of our announcers, they seem to be really really impressed by what they’ve seen from Dustin Ackley. This isn’t something that surprises me, but it’s nice to get a little bit more validation. He’s going to be awesome.
  • FSN really needs to televise more ST games – don’t they realize that we’ve been waiting 4+ months to watch baseball?
  • Guillermo Quiroz had a routine pop up bounce right out of his glove today. I think this organization really needs to emphasize catching the ball more when grooming catchers.
  • On an unrelated note, MLB 10: The Show is awesome. I sold my 360 and bought a PS3 just so I could play “The Show” series, and I haven’t regretted it since. Very rarely will I say that a video game was worth it when I paid $70 for it, but this one’s the exception. Speaking of which, I’m going to rap this up so I can get back to playing it.

Spring Training games aren’t exactly the most exciting thing in the world, but boy oh boy does it feel good to know that baseball is really back.

Tags: Adam Moore Casey Kotchman Chris Seddon Doug Fister Dustin Ackley Guillermo Quiroz Jack Hannahan Kenn Kasparek Mariners Milton Bradley Spring Training

  • FWBrodie

    Who loves Dave Sims?

    Not me.

  • http://sodomojo.com Griffin Cooper

    Why not? He’s awesome, and what he lacks in baseball knowledge he makes up for with enthusiasm. As for who loves him, well, the vast majority of the blogosphere.

  • FWBrodie

    He would need a hell of a lot more enthusiasm to make up that gap. I really disagree with your second statement as well.

  • http://sodomojo.com Griffin Cooper

    Well, everyone at Lookout Landing and USS Mariner love him, the majority of Mariners Twitter people love him, and for the record I was only referring to the Mariners blogosphere. Can’t speak for any other teams.

  • Mike

    Between the Show, watching the Mariners, and writing about the Mariners, my summer is so screwed…

  • http://sodomojo.com Griffin Cooper

    That’s the kind of busy I’m looking forward to, Mike. Rather than the, school, senior project, and trying to graduate while still keeping up with the Mariners and writing about them kind of busy.

  • http://proballnw.com Jon

    I love Dame Sims so so much.

    That is all.

  • http://sodomojo.com Griffin Cooper

    I’m seriously considering writing a top 10 Dave Sims calls post. It would probably just be links to mlb.com videos but I want to do it really badly. Thoughts?

  • http://proballnw.com Jon

    Even if you don’t like Sims (and I can see why you wouldn’t.. I just have since the beginning. Then again, I’m one of the few who has liked Blowers since the beginning), you have to admit that there are broadcast teams that are a million times worse.

    I honestly COULD NOT be a White Sox fan. Ugh.

    “ALEXEI…. HISTORY!” = worst perfect game call of all time, I’m sure. “Put it on the board…” gunshot to the head.

  • http://sodomojo.com Griffin Cooper

    Hawk just screaming “History!” over and over made me want to vomit. Dadgummit.