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Friday, December 8, 2006

Hope Springs Infernal

posted by on December 8 at 17:44 PM

Seth Kolloen, famed local sports writer and scribbler behind this week’s feature on hot yoga, has a theory that the Mariners, so thoroughly bungling this offseason, might still manage to contend this year.

It’s an interesting read, even if it’s complete horse-hockey.

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I'm glad to hear that the M's have decided to switch over to competetive yoga. They can't be any worse at that than they are at baseball.
I wonder though. Won't the 7th inning stretch be a bit, well, redundant, during a competitve yoga game?
I also wonder if the current mascot will really fit this new endeavor. I wonder this because I'm not sure how it actually has anything to do with seamen or the game of baseball.

Posted by kinaidos | December 8, 2006 7:08 PM

1. Fuck the Angels.
2. That's asking for a whole hell of a lot to go absolutely right.
3. Fuck the Angels.
4. Washburn in 2002 was at least reaching the prime of his career. He is in no such shape now, and I'll even guess that he'll be washed out of the league in 3 years.
5. John Lackey was a fluke, a matter of a big guy with good mechanics and stuff who had the light go on at the exact correct time. We know what luck the Mariners have with pitching prospects.
6. Fuck the Angels.
7. In fact, expecting Johjima to better his incredible first season given the sophomore jinx (the league has you booked by your 2nd year and such players often struggle during said 2nd season) or expecting Ibanez to even dupliucate his career year is unheard of.
8. Richie Sexson, a limited power hitter to begin with, is on the wrong end of his career. We've seen his best.
9. Man, we really underestimated how steady Jamie Moyer was. Who on this team can replace his easy 200 innings and 3 run starts?

And one more thing...

10. Fuck the A's and Texas too.

Posted by Gomez | December 8, 2006 8:35 PM

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11. Fuck the Angels. No, seriously, fuck 'em.

Posted by Fnarf | December 8, 2006 11:59 PM

Anyone who cares about the Seattle Seahawks winning a playoff again this year and has paid attention to the games they've played so far care too explain why it seems that wallace gets no love for getting us at least most of the wins so far. its nice to have Hasselback back and alexander wowing once again the Madden and Howie Mandel sportscasters, but will Wallace and the Team get the respect for adding wins to our 8 and 4 lead for our division. Its all in the past ,I know, but why do rookie quarter backs from other teams get air time about how they do well? And it seems Wallace is nothing short of mentioned even acknowledged by the awesome responsibility to win that he accomplished(despite his foul up at San Francisco). just mentioning and reminding some that there are Seahawks/Stranger fans and it is Football season. And to the SeaHawks fan with long hair Headbanging at the games(Sepultura style), everytime I see him on T.v in the stands (even at Denver) hurray for your Seattle spirit. Its hilariuos. and it rocks.
Hawks beat Cardinals tommorrow.

Posted by sputnik | December 9, 2006 2:50 PM

Alexander puts the Cards away in the second half.

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | December 10, 2006 8:39 AM

AAAAAAAGGGGGHHHH.So close.We had them and lost it.
We lost to the CARDS? WTF. anyway we still got a chance. SAn Francisco next, and this time we got to make up for the last time. Get the 49ers Hawks.

Posted by sputnik | December 10, 2006 5:36 PM

I don't know if this is the appropriate place for this comment, but you can't comment on features (hint-- please change that), so here goes.

That story about competitive Bikram yoga was depressing. I'm not even a yoga devotee, and I found it utterly disturbing. In the few yoga classes I've ever been to, I gathered that the idea was to develop personal strength and well-being, and learn the poses at your own pace, free of anxiety or competition. Leave it to a bunch of competitive 21st century American jerks to spit on the thousands of years of yoga's non-competitive history.

I was surprised that the writer didn't seem to question the ridiculous concept of "competive" yoga. He asks, "Can something like yoga really be judged?" But he never asks WHY anyone would want to.

Posted by Jamey | December 11, 2006 1:42 AM

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