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Game Thread: May 21, 2007

Seattle at Cleveland, 7:05 PM (STO)

Starting Pitchers:

Cleveland: C.C. Sabathia (3.65 ERA, 28 PRC)
Seattle: Cha Seung Baek (5.16 ERA, 9 PRC)

So my big plan for today's Game Thread intro was to do a great big rant on what a bunch of whiny bitches the Mariners and their fans have been this season.  But after reading the latest entry over at Lookout Landing, I'm almost feeling sorry for them.

The Cleveland Indians have a team .353 OBP. The Mariners have exactly one player at or above that mark. Sabathia's a lefty, so our odds today are better than they seem on the surface, but still holy crap that's depressing.
Almost.  And then I start re-reading this.  And that reminds me that rather than feel sorry for them, I should drive the dagger in a little deeper, by pointing out (for example) that both their cleanup hitter and DH are guys we wouldn't tolerate anywhere in whole lineup.

Well, M's fans, it's just about gametime.  Time to start doing your rain dance.