Sadly, the gridiron season ended much too soon for Seahawks fans but . . .
the good news is those of us who also love the M’s can get back to that diamond focus!
Although, I must admit, my attention and heart has been elsewhere for the past month or so, as I became a first time grandma in December – and, so far, it’s been quite the journey (see my other blog: Letters from GiGi). Can’t wait to take my grandson to Seahawks and M’s games :-)
Anyway, was listening to KIRO 710 on the way home tonight and caught most of the interview with new Mariners manager: Scott Servais. I was quite impressed. He’s fairly soft spoken but, very thoughtful and articulate. I’ve heard various concerns regarding the fact that he’s never been a field manager but, listening to his experience with scouting, in the front front office, his history of working directly with Jerry Dipoto as well as the experienced coaches he’s surrounded himself with, gives me confidence :-)
And, he has a plan and a vision.
Yes, we’ve heard that before but, I’m drinking the kool-aid because both he and Jerry seem to go out of their way to ensure everyone knows that it’s not just a plan for the big club. It is an organizational philosophy that will trickle down and float up. A competitive environment and a winning atmosphere – from Everett to Seattle and everywhere in-between.
hmmm… that sort of brings me back to the Hawks . . .
sounds a bit familiar, doesn’t it?
If Scott and Jerry can come anywhere close to Pete and John’s success, we are in for a fabulous summer ride for years to come <3