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  • in reply to: The Long March begins #65666

    Matthew
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    I think it’s more a matter of overworked, esp. Rodney. It takes dedication and effort to keep loading up the bases like that!

    in reply to: The Long March begins #65002

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    Definition of trainwreck

    trainwreck

    noun
    •a total failure.
    This project is a trainwreck.
    ◦See more words with the same meaning: to lose, be defeated, fail.

    in reply to: The Long March begins #64970

    Matthew
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    Thank you for clarifying your insult. I feel better about myself now.

    In other news, I am assuming you mean ” Smoak” ( as opposed to Smoltz, who I have no beef with whatsoever. Hall of Fame pitcher, who never played for the Mariners.)

    Smoak and Ackerly ( in particular ) I have a large beef with. Neither would look good at the plate in AAA. Dustin just doesn’t have it, notwithstanding the high aspirations that existed for the man. Smoak is right up there as well. They stagger to the plate looking like AA kids, and perform the same way. I was behind home plate yesterday ( Section 134 ) and watched both closely. Dustin is just lost up there, and equally lost in the outfield ( although Almonte’s error in center field was laughable, and the crowd booed the M’s off the field after that POS.)

    Kyle Seager’s BA since the all star break last year .111. Professional hitter? Not so much, 2 HR’s in yesterdays daytime drinking festival duly acknowledged.

    Trader Jack Z? LOL um OK.

    BTW, Cano looks like he is taking BP with Ackerly lately. Hope he is enjoying cashing those bi-weekly paychecks of 385,000 dollars.

    in reply to: Say NO to Prop 1 #64964

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    1. Cut uninformed, meaningless drivel. 2. Educate oneself on the core issues.3.Provide actionable, realworld solutions as opposed to unachievable, unrealistic goals with no possibility of success.

    in reply to: The Long March begins #64963

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    Point well made, but one game not a season makes I am afraid to say.

    in reply to: Say NO to Prop 1 #64886

    Matthew
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    Jimmy…I take the bus to work and back everyday. Looking forward the next few years of “transit”

    Thank you Seattle!

    in reply to: The Long March begins #64881

    Matthew
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    Ok. If the aspirations for this sorry team is to finish no better than .500, I am with ya!

    Hell, if we draw that analogy along, then kids should just shoot for a C average at school, and write it off to being “young”. ;-)

    That said, do you honestly believe that the future of this team is held by borderline major league players like Smoak, Ackerly and the long slumping, and clearly diminshed Kyle Seager?

    in reply to: The Long March begins #64878

    Matthew
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    Just checking in with the more optimistic members of this community as to their thoughts on the current state of the Mariners.

    Any observations on the “performance” of Mr.Cano, et al?

    How many losses in a row now? 8…ah yes. And yet, I am going to the Businessman’s Special this afternoon. Me and 9 thousand other innocent victims.

    in reply to: Say NO to Prop 1 #64876

    Matthew
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    Well done Prop 1 opposition.

    30K more cars on the streets.
    Less transit service to Ballard ( in spite of population growth without local jobs )
    Literal suspension of road repairs ( enjoy the drive along Shilshole even more now! )

    Well played. Hope you enjoy the extra 60 bucks in your pocket.

    “shakes head..walks away…embarrassed not only for the city, and my so called “neighbours” but mainly in my own niavety that I could possibly believe in our communal ability to fund public transit as it should be”


    Matthew
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    Quality response Briar. Appreciate the thoughtful comments, which I will take to heart and act on. I apologize if I offended you, or anyone on this thread.

    Thank you for clarifying things for me, and everyone else. It’s appreciated.

    in reply to: Puffy Jackets #64001

    Matthew
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    “not everyone has to use clothing as an expression of creativity.”

    LMFAO

    I would say that this is PROFOUNDLY true…one only has to wander the streets of Ballard to observe it’s truth!


    Matthew
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    Very well reasoned and communicated. I do know that Ballard will be a lesser place when you and your family move on.

    In the interim, appreciate the civil dialogue and openess. I need to learn from you ( seriously).

    Thanks!


    Matthew
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    55 years old.

    Original dot com employee ( started in june 99 ). Have been through 2 dot com busts, laid off hundreds ( if not thousands ) over the past 15 years.

    Sorry to pin your balloon there.

    Wife works in South Lake Union. If not for Amazon/Micosoft/Google/Facebook/AppNexus/Allrecipes/Marchex etc employees, capitalization and taxes paid, MANY aspects of our comfortable urban life/bubble we all enjoy known as Seattle would simply not be here.

    Yes, being 20 something and earning a decent wage with a decent future ahead of oneself may lend itself to some attitude issues.

    Somehow, am sure you didn’t have those issues.

    Regarding Fremont, I lived on a housebarge in Fremont under the northend of the Aurora Bridge for 12 years. When I moved in, “old” Fremont consisted of rat infested, burn hazard abandoned warehouses, crappy bars and minimal job opportunities.

    Someone please tell me how Fremont is “worse” off now? I can tell you as a member of that community that it is FAR better off now than it was 12 years ago, let alone 25 years ago.


    Matthew
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    Techies= solid, good paying professional jobs.

    Maybe this will move the city to pave Shilshole properly. Oh wait, we can’t afford to pave the streets in Seattle.

    I keep forgetting we are destitute.

    in reply to: Puffy Jackets #63927

    Matthew
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    I am with great idea on this one.

    The people who drive around with dogs on their laps ( usually while texting ) should be forced to clothe their dogs in puffy doggie jackets.

    Oh wait, they already do of their own choice.

    Jimmy, resistance is futile. Start wearing flip flops as business attire, and accessorize with huge tacky sunglasses and a puffy jacket.

    See you drinking tequila at Grog on Sunday nights.

    in reply to: The Long March begins #63924

    Matthew
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    Duston Ackerly = Kelly Stouffer


    Matthew
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    Memo to all : Ballard Ivars has only been in that location since 1980. Hardly a heritage business.
    Should we memorialize the crappy Taco Bell on the same block?
    Maybe the Burger King is the next to go. Or playground Macdonalds?

    Neighbourhoods must change/evolve to stay relevant, or they whither and become urban ghettos. There is ample evidence of this, even in our fair city.

    Fair comment on not enjoying the densification. Moving is an option, but be wary of the ” it must be better somewhere else” as it rarely turns out that way, from what I have seen.

    On a related note, PLEASE pass the transit issue. We ALL benefit from it.

    in reply to: The Long March begins #63877

    Matthew
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    I was at the opener as well. Cano…1 walk, groundout into a double play, BUT I will say that the opposition keep trying to pitch around him, which clearly is helping the likes of Smoak, etc.

    EARLY times, but 5 – 3 looks decent ( with the caveat that poor Dustin Ackerly still looks like a deer in headlights at every at bat…2nd overall pick? )

    And so it goes…

    Now, when will they find that frickin’ plane?

    in reply to: Converstaion Room WIndow Fogging up #63628

    Matthew
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    Thanks everyone. I will act on these recommendations and post as things unfold.

    in reply to: The Long March begins #63553

    Matthew
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    Red Sox are defending world series champions.

    Mariners ast playoff appearance ( a loss to the Yankees for those of you who may have forgotten) 2001

    13 years no playoffs appearances. 3 100 loss seasons 8 90 loss seasons.

    Appears neither youth nor veterans can move this dial.

    Maybe Richie Sexson is available?!

    The level of committment this organization has to playoff appearances is indicated loudly by their recent efforts to surround the 240 million dollar man with talent.

    Logan Morrison. Corey Hart. Chris Young

    Retreads, reruns and rejects all.

    Sad. And yet, I will be there on opening night with my Mariners hat on, and will listen to alot of games, go to several ( can’t ignore the home of the 9 dollar budweiser…someone has to pay for Mr.Cano afterall! )

    in reply to: The Long March begins #63550

    Matthew
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    Youth?
    Arguably our best offensive player ( based on past performance that is ) is Robinson Cano, who recently turned 31 and is on game 5 of a 10 year , 240 MILLION dollar contract.

    Youth? Well, relative to you and I maybe, but a 31 year old signed for 10 years.

    I will eat crow when/if we are celebrating all those World Series victory parades with a 37 year old Robinson Cano leading the charge down 4 th avenue.

    LOL
    Um, OK.

    Seriously, if the BEST we can aspire to is .500 ball, let’s just play coin toss, or paper rock and scissors. Odds are the same, result is the same, and it costs us all a great deal less money.

    in reply to: The Long March begins #63538

    Matthew
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    OK I have to admit I am considering getting in line for bandwagon tickets. 13 walks last night didn’t help much, but hey, it’s a looong season.

    in reply to: The Long March begins #63078

    Matthew
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    So, using the ( far too often referenced IMHO ) 1995 season as a benchmark, the “professional” MLB franchise Mariners have gained a sum total of 118,000 or so attendees, inspite of the taxpayer funded millionare palace Safeco Field.

    The definition of excellence!

    At least they are still in 1st place as of this writing!

    PS. I wonder what Metro Transit could do with the funds that are earmarked to pay Cano for the next decade? Just sayin’

    in reply to: The Long March begins #63057

    Matthew
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    Reasonable and understood.

    Current manager couldn’t manage the losingest team in baseball over the past decade ( Pirates ).

    Dustin Ackerley, Justin Smoak, Nick Franklin. Big league offense?

    Um.OK.

    2 major league players on this AAA franchise. Felix and Robert ” quarter billion dollar man” Cano.

    I go to enjoy drinking beer and watching the ever diminishing number of season ticket holders leave in the 4th inning out of disgust.

    2002 Seattle Mariner attendance 3,450,482
    2013 Seattle Mariner attendance 1,761,546

    LOL

    in reply to: looking for good restaurant……. #62711

    Matthew
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    “pork based option”

    A new meme. Awesome.

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