Something to ponder...
The M's just got swept -- SWEPT -- by the worst team in the worst league. Seriously -- we all kid about the NL being a place for second-class players, and the M's just got swept by the team in the cellar of that league.
"I Built This Team!"
"My Oh My, Bill -- yes you did!"
"Can you smell it? That's your 2008 Mariners..."
Edit: Wow. That was uncanny. I had no idea that move would happen today...
I've utmost respect for Bavasi the person. I didn't like him as the GM of the M's, but let's make one thing clear -- Bavasi's not an idiot. He's an incredibly awesome person who just wasn't able to make things happen as a GM in Seattle. See ya, Bill! Good luck with your future -- I'd still buy you a drink and sit at the table with ya any day of the week.
Bring Horacio along, okay?