S-h-h-h-h; Bedard turns 30

Another season, another birthday, same foe for Mariners pitcher Erik Bedard.

Consider, if you will, that the vociferous lefty celebrated his 30th birthday today and, just as he did last year when he turned 29, part of his afternoon was spent pitching against the Angels.

In 2008, his first season with Seattle, vociferous Erik held the Angels to two hits and one run over three innings.

Birthday boy was at it again in ’09, working his way out of a two-on, one-out pickle in a scoreless first inning, and retiring the AL West rivals in one-two-three fashion in the second and retired the first two batters in the third before manager Don Wakamatsu went to the mound, maybe said “Happy Birthday”, and made a pitching change.

While all this was going on, sitting in the front row next to team president Chuck Armstrong was former Seahawks head coach Mike Holmgren and his wife, Kathy.

— Jim Street

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