don't wake me up

This is...a good week to be a Seattle sports fan.

Sonics still have the number two pick, and David Stern likes them again.

Seahawks secondary [and defense in general] look beastin', and the offense is healthy. Well, except Pork Chop Womack.

Lauren Jackson and the Storm are powering up.

Oh, and the Mariners think it's 1995. It's a fun team to watch for the first time since '01...not that I would know. No cable! Grrr...looking forward to getting to my home couch.

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you know butcha actin' like you don't know.

What in the name of Ruppert Jones is going on? The M's have won four in a row by one run each. And 9 of 10. Some even against good teams [the Pads and Indians.] Part of me is making this post just so I can make sure it happened. Matter of fact, I'm going to list reasons the winning can continue.

  • The M's get straight suckas for the next week ['Stros and Cubbies].
  • Richie Sexson can't be this bad. He's slugging already. Raul Ibanez is back in the building.
  • Jeff Weaver might not suck and Ryan Feierabrand doesn't. 
  • Great bullpens and a few inning eaters will get us by with this O.

My favorite M right now? Jamie Burke. Peep this incredible interview found over at USS Mariner.

Quick tangent: ESPN.com is deaded for analysis because of the blog revolution. Bill Simmons fell off so hard, Jemele Hill is running Page 2. And I love it. You have to. The Mariners are a flagrantly awesome example of why it's a new day in terms of following your favorite franchise. Smart, uncensored, honest commentary is all over the place, and honestly, that's the only thing that will ever get me through a baseball season again. I'm spoiled now, and I'm beginning to understand the sport the way I understand basketball - a very good thing. So shouts and links to:

[USS Mariner] 

[Geoff Baker's Daily M's Blog]

[Lookout Landing] 

[Mariner Housewife] 

These guys and gals all agree that Felix Hernandez is incredible but just doesn't no shit about pitch selection yet, leaving his fastball up in the zone [he can't locate that as well as his nasty, narsty off-speed stuff]. So let's hope that comes around. I love catching the gamecasts/boxscores and then following along in USSM's game threads. It's good shit.

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kenji keeps killin' em, we've got a shot.