Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Yep, this will save the Mariners season

The Seattle Mariners, ranked second-to-last in the American League in runs scored, batting average and slugging percentage (and dead last in OBP), decided to shake things up yesterday, firing hitting coach Jeff Pentland. Who cares, you say? Normally, not many folks outside the Pacific Northwest, but today you should care, because they brought 71-year-old Lee Elia in to replace him. Here's hoping the Mariners sink even further into an offensive abyss, setting up Elia Explosion 2.0 (if you're sitting in a cube like me, I strongly suggest you keep the volume low for this all-time classic blow-up):

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