…but he still has a special bond with his Mariners colleagues. (pic swiped from Lookout Landing). Writes Tim Cook, “I had long wondered why Willie Bloomquist was sucked up a space on the Mariners’ 25 man ‘big league’ roster, especially after the acquisition of scrub-to-the-stars Jason Ellison, but now I have circumstantial evidence of the M’s front office rational.”

When the M’s aren’t playing grab-ass, they’ve managed to take a pair from Oakland, equalling their 2006 win total against the Athletics in a matter of 48 hours.