Mike Greenberg a Mariners Fan?

Mike Greenberg ESPNIn an interesting twist given his New York upbringing and staunch support of his beloved Jets, ESPN’s Mike Greenberg donned a Seattle Mariners jersey on the set of Mike and Mike in the Morning today and officially proclaimed himself a Mariners fan, for no reason other than to root against co-host Mike Golic’s prediction that Seattle’s on-field woes would continue for the foreseeable future.  The gesture, petty by normal social and even sporting standards, is just the latest in the ongoing series of good-natured jousting between the hosts of the popular morning sports talk show.

Greeny’s new found fanhood grew legs after yesterday’s on-air discussion surrounding the Mariners’ recent trade of outfielder Ichirio Suzuki to the Yankees.  When the conversation turned to star pitcher Felix Hernandez, Golic boldly asserted that the Seattle would make little headway toward becoming competitive during the two years that remain on his contract and that Hernandez too would find himself in a different uniform before the end of his deal, another castaway of a club that, by Golic’s prediction, will continue to amass losses and discard talent in a constant cycle of being nothing more than a farm team for the rest of the Majors. Read more here…