THERE’S NO NOSTALGIA LIKE MARINERS NOSTALGIA: WHAT DO WE DO WITH THE ICHIRO SIGNING

Although the Mariners brass swears up and down that the procurement of Ichiro Suzuki was solely a pragmatic decision, the move reeks of nostalgia and has left many Mariners fans in a crisis of future success versus memory. The best case scenario is he’s meant to be a short-term solution for an outfield in need […]

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TENSION WITHIN SPACE

About twice a season my fiancé, Liz agrees to join me at the ballpark. The agreement doesn’t come easily and without its caveats; usually, the proposition isn’t settled before the promise of hot dogs, beer and Dippin’ Dots is established. Every summer we replay our first baseball compromise, The Great Safeco Compromise of 2014 when these […]

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FELIX DEFIES NATURAL ORDER IN RETURN TO TOP FORM ONLY FOR BASEBALL GODS TO MAKE ATTEMPT ON HIS LIFE

It was going great. The first inning was a dream. Felix Hernandez, The King, Seattle’s fallen monarch showed the stuff of old until a line drive got in his way. Felix took control of his first outing of Spring Training by striking-out both Javier Baez and Anthony Rizzo in a 1-2-3 inning. In the bottom […]

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MARCO’S BIG DAY OUT

  “Marco, wake up, man—you gotta pitch today… Yeah, the Dodgers, against Kershaw and Kyle’s brother. No pressure, man. Just don’t blow it!”   So, Andrew Moore-or-less killed it Friday, going two shut-out innings with three strikeouts. It was a bell ringing, a chance for the young pitcher to edge his way closer into that […]

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