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Monday, June 9, 2008

The First Casualty

posted by on June 9 at 11:50 AM

The Mariners have have fired hitting coach Jeff Pentland. Lee Elia—Mariners hitting coach under Lou Piniella—is the replacement. Here’s hoping he can help get the team’s average up from .248.

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Yes! We all know it's the hitting coach's fault that athletes leave runners on first and third with 2 outs.

Posted by Jeff | June 9, 2008 12:02 PM

That's like removing a toenail when the entire leg needs to come off. It won't be until the ownership group liquidates the front office that we'll start to see any real difference made.

Posted by Hernandez | June 9, 2008 12:22 PM

Batting average is about 35th on the list of this team's woes.

Oh, and Jeff, EVERYBODY leaves runners on with two outs. Get thee a base-out chart pronto:

Posted by Fnarf | June 9, 2008 12:24 PM

Love Lee Elia! I also hate cub fans. Sorry, Chicago_Fan, but most of your ilk really suck.

ps, NSFW.

Posted by P to the J | June 9, 2008 12:28 PM

Obviously, the problem with the Mariners is that the people involved aren't old enough.

How old is Elia? 206?

Posted by pgreyy | June 9, 2008 12:35 PM

Can't blame Ichiro for BA. He's heating up!

Posted by P to the J | June 9, 2008 12:38 PM

"Sorry, Chicago_Fan, but most of your ilk really suck."

Cub fan that agrees with that. But White Sox fans aren't much better and Boston fans all deserve permanent rectal bleeding.

Posted by Bud Dickman | June 9, 2008 12:50 PM

At the very least, we should expect an improvement in post-game tirades.

Posted by joykiller | June 9, 2008 12:59 PM

Apropos, in light of Bedard pitching a very good game but his team's unable to score him a small handful of runs.

What a mess. I'm rooting for the team regardless. Their game has devolved into a whack-a-mole of any number of problems, but since they're at rock bottom, they should be able to let go of some of that, clear their heads and get to playing *some kind* of better baseball.

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | June 9, 2008 1:08 PM

i'm still amazed that there are pro sports posts on Slog.

Posted by max solomon | June 9, 2008 1:57 PM

For those of you who can't watch TV at work:

From Lee Elia, Chicago Cubs, Manager, in April, 1983 (before Wrigley Field had lights for night baseball), following a home loss to the Dodgers and in front of writers and microphones:

F*ck those f*ckin' fans who come out here and say they're Cub fans that are supposed to be behind you, rippin' every f*ckin' thing you do. I'll tell you one f*ckin' thing, I hope we get f*ckin' hotter than sh*t, just to stuff it up them 3,000 f*ckin' people that show up every f*ckin' day, because if they're the real Chicago f*ckin' fans, they can kiss my f*ckin' ass right downtown and PRINT IT.

Posted by jay mariotti is unmanly | June 9, 2008 3:48 PM

Vidro puts one in the upper tank in the 1st!

Elia, you're a genius!

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | June 9, 2008 4:12 PM

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