Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Deep Thoughts and Questions To Ponder
OK, maybe not profoundly intellectual, but it took some time to think this stuff up.
Why do ex-Mariners do so well after they leave Seattle? In the 2011 baseball playoffs, eleven (by my count) ex-Mariners took to the diamond on six different teams. Yep, eleven, not just role players, but players who have made significant contributions to their team's success. Additionally how about the entire Brewer team, they were originally the Seattle Pilots before moving to Milwaukee after just one year (1969). This franchise needs a long look at themselves and figure out why success comes after a stop over in Seattle.
For baseball geeks here is the list of those former Mariners in the 2011 playoffs;
Freddy Garcia - P, NY
Alex Rodriguez - 3B, NY
Casey Kotchman - 1B, Tampa Bay
Doug Fister - P - Detroit
Adrian Beltre - 3B, Texas
Cliff Lee - P, Philadelphia
Raul Ibanez - OF, Philadelphia
Yuniesky Betancourt - SS, Milwaukee
Arthur Rhodes - P, St. Louis
J.J. Putz - P, Arizona
Willie Bloomquist - SS, Arizona
What will I do with out Mike Stoops to kick around? I know you will find this hard to believe, but I will miss having him to poke fun at. Say goodbye, Mikey.