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Take 2

A different spin on sports by The Seattle Times staff and readers.

June 14, 2013 at 11:31 AM

Mariners’ pain will remain until Chuck Armstrong, Howard Lincoln go away

By Doug Thiel

Seattle author Doug Thiel  is a  graduate of the University of Washington who spent three years in the U.S. Marines Corps and taught and coached at Lakeside School for 21 years. He has his own publishing house specializing in hard cover and e-books.

The Seattle Times writers have been shredding the Mariners every day for a while now.

The players feel the pain.

Manager Eric Wedge feels the pain.

General manager Jack Zduriencik feels the pain.

The other coaches, trainers and the rest of the Mariners’ staff feel the pain.

Players’ wives feel the pain. Collectively that is a lot of pain.

Unfortunately none of this pain counts. Because there are three individuals who feel little, if any, of the pain.

President Chuck Armstrong, CEO Howard Lincoln and majority owner Hiroshi Yamauchi.

And that, boys and girls, is the reason why we fans also feel the pain and accept the fact it will not go away until Chuck, Howard and the majority owner go away. And that, I’ve heard, will happen on the 12th of Never.

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