erik lundegaard

Wednesday November 06, 2019

Quote of the Day

“The Mariners' postseason drought is now a legal adult.”

— Sam Miller, ESPN.com, “The good, the bad ... and the Tigers: Ranking all 30 MLB teams based on their 2019 goals.”†In his rankings, which are based on what success might look like for that franchise, No. 1 is the Nats (they won the World Series), No. 30 is the Tigers (they lost 114 games), while the Mariners, whose postseason drought reached its 18th year, are No. 26 on his list.†

I like the subheds he gives each teamólike the titles of “Friends” episodes:

  • No. 2: Tampa Bay Rays: The year Tyler Glasnow and Austin Meadows turned the Chris Archer trade into a historically imbalanced snookering†
  • No. 4: Minnesota Twins:†The year they hit 307 home runs
  • No. 6: New York Yankees:†The year everybody got hurt but the Yankees somehow got better

I would‘ve put the Brewers (No. 10: The year they came back) higher, but maybe I forgot preseason expectations on them. M’s subhed is so-so: “The year Felix Hernandez and Ichiro Suzuki said goodbye.” I might've gone: “The year Jerry Dipoto traded everybody.”†

Posted at 12:26 PM on Wednesday November 06, 2019 in category Quote of the Day  
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