What a magical fun filled, spring spectacular crap fest. The Mariners and Texas Rangers battled through 10 innings last night as the Rangers came out on top 13-12, capped by a walk off homerun by former Mariner, and awesomely-mustached man-lover, Ramon Vazquez. The M’s started out by scorching Ranger starter Vicente Padilla for a 5 run first, highlighted by a Raul Ibanez 2 run jack. Then came the roller coaster, as Texas touched M’s ace Eric Bedard for 6 earned runs in just 2 full innings of work (he started the third but decided not to get anyone out and was pulled). The Rangers started the third with back-to-back blastos by resident bad boy Milton Bradley and the Redeemed one Josh “Hambone” Hamilton. This served as the catylyst for a four run third inning. To be honest, once it was tied I figured it was over……But oh no; the M’s scrapped for one in the sixth to get the game tied before surrendering 4 in the seventh to go down 10-6. Now it’s over right? Wrong…..the M’s go out and grab 2 in the eighth, and then, just like my Mainer gameday ready brain expected, they gave them right back in the bottom of the eigth. So, now it’s over and the Mariners lose anoth…..Wrong again as they scrambled for 4 runs in the top of the 9th (my favorite half inning for the M’s this season), with Kenji Johjimas 3 run wakka-doobie as the marquee play. With momentum on their side, one might begin to believe that the M’s could use this roller coaster of a game as a jump-off to finally get this season turned around and then WHAMMMMMY………stupid Ramon Vazquez blasts one to right and ends the game….So what did we learn from all of this? Don’t let the M’s get your hopes up with good baseball because they are just going to turn around and poop all over themselves in the end.