Ready for some hot #VedderCup action? Oh yeah, bring it.

Since I watch a fair number of Mariners games, I thought I’d share some observations with you in advance of tonight’s first pitch. Do with these what you will.


Nelson Cruz. Everything revolves around Cruz. He will swing through a lot of pitches, but he has good plate coverage and can hit the ball a very long way. Cruz is in constant attack mode. He also gets down the line quickly for a guy listed at 6’2”, 230 lbs. Good athlete.

After a miserable start (.149/.197/.194 in 71 PA), Logan Morrison has given the Mariners a second legitimate weapon. He uses all fields and, like Cruz, can hit the ball out of any park.

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So, I was sitting around the other day minding my own business, complaining about the lack of Padres offense, when I heard a knock on my door.  I got up to see who it was, and there in my doorway was none other than Dave “Doc” Roberts, current Padres bench coach.

But, he looked different to me.  He had white hair coming from underneath his Padres hat.  And he looked older.

“Ghost, you have to come with me,” he exclaimed.

“What? Where? What’s going on?”  To say I was confused was an understatement.  “But first of all, how did you know where I live?”

“Look, I don’t have time to explain everything.  I’m actually from the future.  And I have to show you what happens thanks to the Vedder Cup so you can warn everyone.  Because it’s going to get much worse than any of us could have ever imagined.  So get your ass in the DeLorean.”  Roberts then pulled out a gun, “Now.”


The following is a timeline of moments in the Vedder Cup’s future that have yet to take place over the next few years.  Doc Roberts showed me all of these events in our future — at gunpoint, mind you — in an attempt to circumvent the eventual revolt of fans that destroys both PETCO Park and Safeco Field in 2025.  Many lives will be lost if something isn’t done to stop these events from happening.

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