Thursday, February 12, 2004
Fast forward to 2004. The Mariners sign Raul Ibanez, Ron Villone, and Terry Mullholland (Bill Bavasi is looking up Mike Kingery's digits as we speak). People start reminiscing. "I remeber Raul Ibanez! I always liked him!" and so on. Reality will set in, and when he's hitting .260 with five home runs at the All-Star break, we'll all be reminded why he was let go in the first place. As history takes its course, Raul Ibanez will be the "You Spin Me (Like a Record)" of Mariners baseball.