Mariners Problems in Perspective

Taking a step back from all the ranting and raving {myself included}  that has gone on here in Seattle over the fate of our Mariners and the troubles they face maybe it is time to get some perspective. I just watched the news and saw another story about a Fisherman down in the Gulf of Mexico who is stuck in Port awaiting possibly the end of his livelihood as the mass of Oil gathers offshore. These Mariners who make their living from the Sea are dealing with real calamity, destruction and catastrophe. The Fisherman and his friends though worried, had a winning attitude and just wanted to work. They are even willing to use their idle boats to help in the containment and clean up efforts. No singing the blues, didn’t want any pity, just wanted to do the right thing.

  So all and all we don’t have much to cry about. I believe Baseball is America’s Past Time and the greatest game on earth. But for today as a former Merchant Mariner myself, I’m thinking about the Fisherman and their families and the Oil Spill from the BP oil rig threatening the coastline of Louisiana. Tomorrow is a new game after all.

2 Responses

  1. I heard about your blog from an old aunt of mine in Southern Cal. I like your blog and I am also a Mariner fan. It should be a interesting season and yes, it would be nice to watch the Mariners in October.

  2. Jim, Thanks for the comment and welcome aboard! Hope all is well for you and your family in Oregon.Coming up for any games this year? Let me know,Jeff Engels

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: