I used to hate Baseball. There was always this epic battle between my father and I-- afternoon cartoons or the baseball game. A battle I seldom won. I came around to Seattle Mariners Baseball in 2002 however, and now my my kids will have to battle me for the TV. The Bavasi era made me the fan I am today, and even though it was rough, I thank him for forcing me to become a more intelligent analyst... that however will be the only thing you'll ever see me thank him for. Seattle Mariners baseball is my passion, and I cherish any opportunity I get to write about it.