Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Kind of a rough day for the city of Seattle

We've never really considered ourselves "Seattleites" despite spending the past six years in this cold, damp metropolis. But after a day like the city had yesterday, you sorta have to feel for them.

Within a couple hours of each other, the opening arguments were made in the Seattle vs. Sonics trial (the team is like totally moving, but might be forced to play two lame-duck seasons first. That might be fun.) and Mariners general manager Bill Bavasi was canned, the first in what should be a series of moves to rectify a team that is on pace to lose 100+ games, despite a $117 million payroll and an 88-win season a year ago. And they've lost eight in a row. Three of them were against Washington. At home. Yikes.

The trial, though, is the big story in town. It got off to a warm and fuzzy start, as the fine folks of the "Save Our Sonics" fan group organized a rally to protest the move. About 1,000 fans showed up, as did Gary Payton who spoke. If anyone knows how to prevent a team from moving it's The Glove. Power to the people!

So, yeah, rough day for this fine city. But that's Shawn Kemp. SHAWN KEMP!

4 comments:

Mark said...

I have lived north of Seattle for about ten years now. Seattle has some of the most fair weather fans around. I went to a Sonics game last year and the arena was half empty. Before the Seahawks were good they had a trouble selling out their stadium. Although the way Sonics are being handled is bs. When I think of Seattle sports I think of the Sonics.

rstiles said...

Yeh, Shawn Kemp probably then picked up some ho and knocked her up...

What's the latest count on kids?...the last I heard, didn't he have like 14 kids with 10 different women?...

Chris said...

HEY! Great news for Mets fans.

AP alerted this at 3:21 a.m. EDT -- “New York Mets fire manager Willie Randolph”

Why did this not happen last October?

The Big Picture said...

Good points, Mark. The only team people really seem to care about here is UW football.