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With new leadership in place, M's look to regroup from disastrous '08

Originally Published: November 21, 2008
By Larry Stone | Special to ESPN.com

SEATTLE -- At his introductory press conference Wednesday, new Seattle Mariners manager Don Wakamatsu held up a drawing his 10-year-old daughter, Jadyn, had given him for the occasion.

Scrawled lovingly in crayon were the words: "Knock 'em dead.''

Wakamatsu suggested that the Mariners might want to adopt that as their slogan for 2009. It seems a fitting phrase for a team that has watched its status as one of the most vibrant, charismatic and successful teams in baseball get knocked ...

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