Friday, May 21, 2004
And now, here's a showing of my ridiculous habit/interest/obssession: picking on technicalities of wordings of what people say to "interpret" hidden meanings that might not even be there!
The last-place Mariners are 14-26 and 11 1/2 games behind Anaheim in the AL West.
Suzuki is leading the Mariners with a .324 batting average. Speaking through a translator, Suzuki said he wasn't overly concerned about his team's slow start.
``We have a lot of games left,'' said the three-time All-Star, who has raised his average 66 points by hitting in 17 of the last 18 games since April 29. ``If there were two games left in the season, it might be a little different.''
With two games left and being 11 1/2 games behind the division leader, it's impossible to overtake them. As for the situation right now, Ichiro thinks that it's only maybe a little different from absolutely impossible to catch the leaders, and the small difference might as well be the number of games left! So there you have it, folks! It's "official" that even Ichiro thinks the M's season is already over!! (Ok, this is really extreme, but then again, is there anyone of us who actually doesn't think the season is pretty much done for?)