Seattle Mariners

Are the Mariners still pennant contenders?

Seattle Mariners fans are accustomed to having their hearts broken by July 4. But unless the team mounts a winning streak during a tough road…

Mariners, 2015. We like this team.

Upon baseball's Opening Day, a day filled with nearly as many empty promises as a national political convention, it is worth recalling a forecast made…

Mariners come oh so close

The moment the Athletics-Rangers game went final upon Safeco Field's out-of-town scoreboard Sunday, groans burbled through the rambunctious gathering of 40,823. In the Mariners dugout,…

Mariners: Quite the turnaround under Manager Lloyd McClendon

Our Seattle Mariners will either narrowly make or miss the American League playoffs this year — although the odds presently point to a miss. But, either way, they…

The man who remade the Mariners

When Mariners bosses announced Nov. 5 that Lloyd McClendon was the new manager, I offered up a shrug that could have been measured in megatons.…

Mariners at the quarter pole

The Mariners departed Thursday for a five-game road trip to Minnesota and Texas. One quarter of their season was gone, their record was 20-20, and…

Disney’s new baseball film: A Million Dollar Yarn

Even Mickey Mouse is kicking the lowly Mariners. The Ms appear to be resurgent this season (it’s only May, give it time), but Disney Pictures…

Mariners’ fans emerge slowy from hibernation

When Seattle thinks of game day, it’s often linked to a Sunday morning at the bar, fueling up for a Seahawks contest. The Mariners 2014…

Time for Mariners to “get real”

Four months after the deal, Seattle gets to welcome, in person, Tuesday night at Safeco the latest change to its skyline: Robinson Cano. The Mariners…

Non-traditional: Seahawks’ bosses actually get along

Here's the aggravating thing about the Seahawks. They once were a soap opera only a sports columnist could love. Back-stabbling, in-fighting, plots and palace intrigues…

Seattle sports: Holiday feast served cold

Events in recent weeks should have bolstered Seattle sports fans' morale:  The Seahawks' exciting run toward a possible Super Bowl appearance; the Mariners' surprising outbidding…

Seattle sport fans crazy about Petersen and Cano

To the good people at Forbes magazine who annually rank Seattle as the most miserable sports city in America, here's a message from the left…

Mariners: The kings of inertia chart new path to failure

Bashing Mariners' CEO Howard Lincoln and President Chuck Armstrong passed the point of futility years ago. Not that it wasn't deserved; it simply wasn't new,…

M’s rookie announcer Goldsmith has what it takes

It was something of a coincidence the other day when, not long after I’d heard for the first time in years a refrain from Terry…

Six Yogi Berra-isms the M’s should take to heart

It happened almost every Saturday and Sunday in the summer of 1961. The Yankees were on CBS, and Pee Wee Reese and Dizzy Dean had…

Why we’ll always love Junior

As the Mariners slog through their annual campaign, the best and the worst of Seattle baseball is on display at Safeco Field. Longtime fans are…

Beyond crackerjacks: 10 ways to fix Safeco Field

Dear Seattle Mariners, With average game attendance apparently destined to slide for a 10th straight year, why not consider my top-ten list below for ways…

Will Mariners’ Raul Ibanez steal the season?

Baseball's lengthy history provides a marvelous reach between unanticipated current events and equally unexpected lore, so that something fresh can thrust into our bewildered grills…

What’s softball got to do with helping homeless youth?

It would be easy to pooh-pooh the United Way All-Star Softball Classic for Homeless Youth that took place at Safeco Field on Saturday afternoon. After…

Russell Wilson’s sophomore slump? Rest of NFL should be so lucky

Such is the aura of success emanating from Russell Wilson that he claims the Mariners have yet to be defeated in the dozen games he has…

The Mariners: Free merch does not a baseball team make

The Oakland A's are the closest thing to a rival for the Mariners. The Mariners are as close to .500 (16-19) as they've been since…

Game changer: The Mariners return for Opening Day

Opening Day may be my favorite date on the calendar. "The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again," wrote the late baseball…

Is the Mariners’ Brandon Maurer Seattle’s next Russell Wilson?

That's asking approximately three tons of any local athlete. Then again, no Mariners pitcher in 20 years has done what Maurer did Wednesday — make…

Mariners’ spring training: This year, hope springs authentic

PEORIA, AZ — Our Seattle Mariners are playing well in Peoria this spring training and, for the first time in several years, are showing signs…

Mariners’ outfield: There’s no there there

I am eager to be the first to congratulate Mike Carp on his presumptive selection to the American League All-Star team, now that he will…