Monday, May 01, 2006

Mariners Respond to Skipper Mike Hargrove's Tirade

Manager Mike Hargrove launched a scorching tirade during a closed meeting with his players after Friday's 5-2 loss to Baltimore. Hargrove was as angry as anyone has ever seen him. Players were mum on whether Hargrove threatened anyone's jobs or spots in the lineup, but they seemed to respond Saturday and Sunday, winning 8-6 and 4-3 respectively. It remains to be seen whether the players can maintain the weekend performance level, or whether Hargrove's other foot will fall.