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July 4, 2009 at 9:24 PM

Podcast: Breaking down this “unlikely” Mariners win

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Seems a handful of you are confused about why I wrote in a blog headline that today’s win by the Mariners was an “unlikely” one.
Now I’m confused.
Because to me, the only thing less likely than a Mariners victory today would have been to see Michael Jackson moonwalk out to the mound to sing “God Bless America” in the seventh inning.
So, I’ve done a podcast for you to try to explain.

First, you can whet your appetite with a little video of my work day, starting off at the hotel suite in Cambridge, Mass. and finishing at Fenway Park. At the end of the video, I show you the mad crush all reporters have to endure as they fight through a sea of fans — like salmon swimming upstream against a bunch of drunken sharks — to get to the visitors’ clubhouse. Fenway is an old ballpark with few modern touches, as you’ll see.
And then, there’s the podcast.
Hopefully, it will outline in fine detail why it would have been completely unreasonable to consider today’s outcome a “likely” event. Doesn’t take away from the team’s victory at all. In fact, I’d think these types of wins are the ones that fans love to savor the most.
Because they are so unexpected. and it takes all types of victories to make the post-season.
Click right here to listen to the podcast.

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