Do you have a favorite bad Seattle Mariner? For every Ichiro, Alex Rodriguez, Ken Griffey Jr., Randy Johnson and Felix Hernandez, there is a handful of terrible players that have played in Seattle. A good friend of mine texted me that Munenori Kawasaki might be his favorite bad player of all-time. Why? My friend liked the fact that Kawasaki invented a dance and named it after himself. Not a bad reason to like a bad baseball player at all.
I took to Twitter asking everyone who there favorite "bad" Mariner was, here were some of the responses: Chone Figgins, Bobby Ayala, Rich Amaral, Glenallen Hill, Jeff Cirillo, Stan Javier, Russ Davis, Steve Trout, Gil Meche, Endy Chavez, Greg Briley, Pete O'Brien. My favorite lovable loser? John Halama.
Next game: Today, Mariners (15-18) at Yankees (17-14), 4:05 p.m. PT, ROOT Sports, 6.5 games back
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Thursday's Tweet of the Day:
Congrats to @spencerhawes00 keep repping Seattle..#hometeam..feel bad for the Bulls and what they had to go through..I like Chi— Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) May 11, 2012
- Lookout Landing helps us visualize Justin Smoak's power outage.
- Brandon Roy is contemplating a possible NBA comeback writes Dime Magazine.
- John Chase from Montlake Madness takes an early look at the UW hoops roster for next year.
- ESPN's Patrick Dorsey finds out why Shawn Kemp was performing Shakespeare the other day.
- Nine local high school football players were nominated to play in the U.S. Army All-American bowl, including two players I've interviewed on this site, Tatum Taylor from O'Dea and Tere Calloway from Seattle Prep.