Seattle Mariners third baseman Chone Figgins is currently batting .202 on the season. Hitting a notable .087 this past week, manager Eric Wedge sat Chone on the bench for last night's game against the Yankees. There's chatter of moving him down in the lineup; like No. 9 down.
Here's what Figgins has to say of slumping while teammates are performing:
"It's tough. Guys are doing good," Figgins said. "I'd like to be a part of it more consistently. I've been there through a bunch of it. I'd just like to be more consistent. But it's a great thing they're winning. You'd just like to be more a part of it than just a little bit."
Seems like it's been tough on him, and justifiably so. But there's a side benefit here: Patrons of Norm's Eatery and Ale House in Seattle would like to see him do worse so their Widmer beer prices remain at Crazy Eddie insane-price level on Monday nights.
Tipster Chris S. notes that, "It started with 'Cheap Sexson Monday,; where Bud and Bud Light went for whatever Sexson was batting at the time." From there:
Norm's has been known for their Monday night promotions based on Mariners struggles. They held a similar promotion a few years ago, in which beer prices were based on former Mariner Richie Sexson's batting average. Last year, they held a food and beer special called "Milton's Meltdowns," which were based on Milton Bradley's headlines on and off the field.
Figgins, given day off, says ‘I'd just like to be more consistent' [Post Intelligencer]