Sports I Would Live-Slog the Mariners Game, But…
posted by March 31 at 16:53 PMon
…I’m already about to fall asleep. Should lead TV commentator Dave Niehaus get any slack just because he’s covered Mariners games since opening season, just because he’s being inducted to the Baseball Hall of Fame this year, or even because he might’ve been tired from throwing today’s first pitch? If he’s going to continue slowly hemming, hawing and sighing like this all season, then no, I’m voiding the slack. Baseball’s already slow enough, Dave—why you gotta make it feel even more like I’m watching a public access TV fishing show at 8:30 a.m.? You were way better in the Ken Griffey Jr. game on N64.
As of now, top of the fourth, Texas is up 1-0. Mariners pitcher Erik Bedard is already throwing way too many pitches, and Beltre just blew a double-play by bobbling a grounder that he picked up, but the team has otherwise been doing well against Texas’ powerful bats. Not so much against their porous defense, sadly.
UPDATE: Niehaus just stepped out of the booth, replaced by a guy with a pulse. Do baseball commentators get tired the same way pitchers do? Weird. Whatever—thanks, FSN!