The Seattle Mariners Trade Michael Pineda and Wayne Peck Renounces his Fanship From the M’s
Michael Pineda will start the 2012 baseball season in Yankee pinstripes. That doesn’t come as a surprise to a Mariners fan that’s been loyal for 23 years. I once met Gaylord Perry and when I shook his hand I told him I was a die-hard Mariners fan. The only thing Mr. Perry could do as he pulled his hand away was to laugh at me. Yes, he laughed at me. Do you want to know what he said as he adjusted his San Francisco Giants hat? “Wow. That’s a long time of heart breaks and disappointments.” This is a horrible picture, I know, but it proves that my story is true.
I gave him one of those nervous chuckles. You know, when you laugh at something and you’re not quite sure if the other guy was serious? Yeah, one of those laughs. But Gaylord Perry was serious as a heart attack. Yes indeed.
Before that I was just a young boy when Ken Griffey Jr uprooted from Seattle and left for Cincinnati. I was shell-shocked. I didn’t understand. And the media was blowing it all out of proportion. Griffey left on a bad note. He upset fans and it seemed like he didn’t care. But he got a standing ovation when he returned in a Reds uniform. I was over it by then. But when he left I took all my Griffey posters down, pulled all of my Griffey baseball cards out of my binders and put everything in a shoe box and stored it on the top shelf of my closet.
Now its 2012. 23 years later. And the Mariners are still making stupid trades, bad decisions and Seattle is still in one of those “rebuilding” stages. Well, this Mariner fan has had enough! I’ve had enough, I say! I want a new baseball team! I want a team that cares about the fans! That doesn’t just trade away their star players for insurance and money! These baseball players aren’t circus animals! I curse you Jack Zduriencik! You’re an evil man! I’m sick of this hocus-pocus bullcrap! The Seattle Mariners nearly left for Florida ten years ago and yet they still flirt with danger! Trading away Pineda! What the hell, Jack?!
Yeah, I’m upset and I want everyone to know it! When I attend Mariners fanfest at the end of this month I’m going to make sure I wear Royals swag! Or Colorado Rockies swag! Something besides Mariners anything!
Jack Zduriencik, you are a pig-headed nincompoop! Seattle deserves better!