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Hey Mariners fan. Who’s laughing now?

A recent article by Seattle Times reporter Geoff Baker caught the attention of Astros fans. It’s the second such article this year in which Baker tries (unsuccessfully) to be funny while belittling the Astros — or as he prefers to call them in this article, the Lastros.

The guys at Astros County had some fun with Mr Baker’s bulletin board material, roasting the Pacific Rimmer in the classic style of FJM.

Today’s 10-3 Astros win over Seattle gives Houston a 4-2 record against the Mariners for the season. Seattle is the only team that the Astros have taken a series from — and they’ve done it twice. The two teams are now tied for last place in the division.

I find it amusing that a writer for the team that has finished in last place for three straight seasons (and seven of the last nine), would attempt to pin such a demeaning moniker on another team. Let’s face it. The Mariners OWN last place in the A.L. West. The Astros are simply visiting.

For the record:

The Houston Astros have a .497 winning percentage and have finished in last place a total of five times in their 51 seasons as a franchise.

The Seattle Mariners have a .466 winning percentage and have finished in last place 13 times in their 36 years of existence.


Oh, and as soon as the Washington Nationals win their first pennant, which should happen pretty soon, the Mariners will own the distinction of being the only Major League franchise without a World Series appearance.

Wear it proudly Mariners fan. You’ve earned it.

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  • Fuzzyguts

    You should probably acquaint yourself with Baker a bit more (for context, not content). He’s a douchebag. He’s not a fan of baseball or even a knowledgable writer, and most certainly not a fan of the Mariners or any other team. He likes nothing more than to attack and belittle anyone who isn’t himself. He’s a troll with a press pass. Real Seattle baseball writers include Dave Cameron, Ryan Divish, Larry Stone. Welcome to the AL West!

    • astrosince1975

      Thanks for the welcome — and the input. Given that information, I think I will avoid Baker’s columns in the future. I am familiar with Cameron and enjoy his work. I will have to check out Divish and Stone as well.