Hargrove: 'I don't expect people to understand'

Mike Hargrove's abrupt departure as manager of the red-hot Seattle Mariners makes one wonder if there's more to the story.

Originally Published: July 1, 2007
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

The only way the Mariners' homestand could have been stranger is if the team's mascot, Mariner Moose, took off his headpiece to reveal that he was actually Bill Gates.

When Ken Griffey Jr. and the Reds came to town last weekend, the fans cheered an opposing player when he homered and also booed Seattle's rookie pitcher when he threw over to first base. The homestand ended this weekend with manager Mike Hargrove resigning during an eight-game winning streak that left the team 12 games above ...

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