Last night, Adam Kennedy hit his first home run since August, though it wasn’t enough to push the Mariners past the Tigers. Kennedy has had a rough go of it since he enjoyed a comeback year with Oakland in 2009. He struggled with the Nationals in 2010, and like so many current and former Oakland Athletics, he got arrested for a DUI this offseason.
Kennedy was arrested before ever donning the Mariners uniform, because teams don’t have press conferences where the player puts on a team jersey when they sign Adam Kennedy. In fact, it’s not clear that teams even sign Adam Kennedy. According to Joey Devine, “he just shows up when teams say his name three times. He’s baseball’s Bloody Mary.”
The Mariners dropped to 6-13 on the season, a thoroughly appropriate record for a team that starts Adam Kennedy at first base, and has him hit third.