MARINERS MANIA: New ferry names; book deal

Now that it’s Thursday, the Mariners‘ next playoff game is just hours away (12:37 pm our time at Houston). And we have two related notes:

NEW FERRY NAMES: Washington State Ferries says it’s temporarily renaming all the boats in its fleet for as long as the M’s are in the playoffs, as directed by this proclamation. The new names are mostly M’s players. The two currently on the Fauntleroy-Vashon-Southworth run, for example, M/V Sealth and M/V Kittitas, are temporarily M/V Robbie Ray and M/V Mitch Haniger. See the full list here.

BOOKSTORE DEAL: Also for as long as the M’s remain in the playoffs, West Seattle independent bookstore Paper Boat Booksellers (6040 California SW) is offering a deal – buy one hardcover book and get another of equal/lesser value for 30 percent off. In-store only; hardcovers only. And no, the books don’t have to be baseball-related!

7 Replies to "MARINERS MANIA: New ferry names; book deal"

  • Pelicans October 13, 2022 (2:56 am)

    Bad Idea. The ferries are on published, scheduled routes. The individual ferries switch their locations and routes due to many factors, but their names remain familiar and the same.This is an awful idea.  Many of the ferry crews are over-worked.  They switch ferries on different runs and often call Seattle Traffic with an incorrect name and route when they announce getting underway on a run. Geez, who came up with this?
    Predictability on our waterways is Essential to navigational safety.  Renaming ferries, even temporarily, is an egotistical, incredibly unsafe idea.  What are they thinking!!??

    • WSB October 13, 2022 (9:40 am)

      I don’t believe this is anything but ceremonial.

  • Brian October 13, 2022 (9:44 am)

    Why on gods green earth would you name a ship after the guy who just single handedly lost the first ALDS game for us?

  • Ha October 13, 2022 (11:00 am)

    Robbie Ray? What? How about J-pod……
    I mean J- Rod! :) Pun Intended.

  • HTB October 13, 2022 (11:04 am)

    Is naming after Robbie Ray a good idea?

    • bill October 13, 2022 (8:22 pm)

      That ferry that crashed into the Fauntleroy dolphin needs a new name, no?

  • Jim October 13, 2022 (2:01 pm)

    Just like when we were having the streak we made way too big of a deal about it and ended up losing it the very next day after they did some Grand gesture in the city. We’re only at number two in the west and only have a 2% chance of going all the way. This is just going to jinx everything

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