Apparently, I'm an idiot and thought yesterday was August 17, so I posted a bunch of stuff there.
One thing I didn't mention is that on August 17, 1907 Pike Place Market opened, giving ESPN, CBS and other networks that cover games a cliched place to shoot footage for intros and commercial breaks for every game in Seattle.
So since I got nothing else, here's the Baltimore Inner Harbor area where I went running today.
Closer to my motel, it gets a little rough. There's a few streets straight out of The Wire, which is one of the greatest televisions shows EVER, and is based in Baltimore. It was written by former Baltimore sun crime reporter David Simon and is must watch. Also the movie "He's just not that into you" was filmed here. It's kind of the opposite of The Wire.
Here's a list of famous people, who are from Baltimore. Lots of NBA guys from here, but more interestingly, Oprah Winfrey, Tupac Shakur (sorry, I can't play videos for "How do you want it" and "Picture me rolling" and not get fired), Pat Sajak, Mel Kiper Jr. (though I think his hair was born somewhere else), Stacey Keibler (google her name), former Mariner Jeff Nelson, and others... But my favorite Baltimore son ....
Yep, David Hasselhoff is from Baltimore. Try and get that song out of your head.
Chone Figgins singles sharply to start the game after going 0-for-6 last night.
Luke French looks sharp going 1-2-3.
Kevin Millwood looks pretty sharp getting a 1-2-3 inning
French walks lead-off hitter Luke French but gets out of the inning.
Josh Wilson reaches on a walk and is nearly doubled off at first when Adam Jones makes a ridiculous over his shoulder catch in center and then turns and fires toward first. Wilson barely beat the throw to avoid the double play.
Hey, didn't Adam Jones used to play for the Mariners? I'm blanking on who they got in exchange for him.
Gutierrez gets a single but little comes of it.
French has looked good this game.
The Mariners grab a 1-0 lead as Adam Moore singles to center and Matt Tuiasosopo, who was inserted into left field just before game time after Ryan Langerhans was scratched with a severe head ache, doubled to center. Seattle almost had a 2-0 lead, but Nick Markakis made a nice grab on Josh Wilson's sinking liner to right.
Another 1-2-3 for French.
Jose Lopez leads off with a single, but Cesar Izturis starts a nice double play on a Gutierrez ground ball. He then makes an even better play on Casey Kotchman's ground ball.
And there goes Luke French's bit at a no-hitter as Josh Bell rips a single to left. Adam Moore makes a fabulous play on Brian Roberts bunt and
Millwood is pitching damn well to be losing, of course, Felix doesn't feel sorry for him.
French has another 1-2-3 inning
Millwood makes it through the inning, getting Lopez to pop up after walking Branyan.
French gives up a two-out double to Josh Bell, and then an infield single to Brian Roberts that shortstop Josh Wilson gloved but couldn't come up with. Brown brings in Brandon League, who will be the closer tonight with Aardsma unavailable. And League gets Nick Markakis to ground out to end the inning.
Matt Tuiasosopo comes up with a big three-run homer to give the M's a some much needed cushion.