[In light of the news that the Mariners have the best record in baseball since the day of the ET-T11-PABHR, I decided to bump up this article that I originally posted on April 24, the next day.]
We know he was wearing a Griffey jersey, and Pal on the Right had some cool ’70s retro-Mariner gear.
We also know the ball took a remarkable sideways bounce directly into his hands.
But we have to wonder.
Was he ready to bail?
Was he going through a mental checklist of other sports that might be more rewarding?
“Lacrosse? ESPNU has lacrosse.
“Rowing? Those other channels have rowing sometimes.
“Swedish women’s curling! Saw that during the Olympics.
“Can you follow a sport that’s only on every four years?
“Can you get, like, Swedish satellite channels?
“Is it on YouTube?
“Wow, Seager is fouling off a lot of pitches.
“Is there Swedish Hulu?
“Boy, that cross-country skiiing was boring though. Why did they even put that on TV? Baseball’s absolutely got cross-country skiing beat. So there’s that.
“I mean, you’d be like … OK Olympics is on … and it would be, like, hours of cross-country skiing … and you’d be like, hello? snowboarding? … Swedish women’s curling? …
“Seager is still up?
“Still contemplating rowing …
“And … whooooooooooooooooo!!! ….
“Love that Kyle Seager!
“That was AWEsome!
“OK. Rowing is out. Still wondering about lacrosse … ”