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Arrows can boomerang occasionally

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It hasn't been a secret about how I feel about Fernando Rodney's pitching ability. It's stellar. But his antics? Read on.

Making short work of a long weekend

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When I finally turned off the television last night, the Mariners' game was still rolling along. When I awoke this morning, I half expected it to be going still. But it was over. As was, seemingly, the British Open. Read on.

No void is ever left unfilled

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It is said the 24 hours after baseball's All-Star Game is the least crowded day in American sports. Which is why ESPN created the ESPYs, and stuck them there. Makes sense to me. Read on.

Where do the M’s stand at the break?

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It's time for baseball's All-Star break. The traditional midpoint of the baseball season, though it comes well into the second half. However, it is a good time for reflection, if your team is still in the hunt for the postseason. That's not been the case around here for a few years. Read on.

Spanning the globe on a Sunday morning

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Some Sunday mornings have little in the way of excitement. This isn't one of those Sundays. Read on.

He’s back

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Yesterday LeBron James decided to take his ball and go home. In this case, that's a good thing. Really. Read on.

The prodigal son returns

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Steve Garvey threw out the first pitch at the Spokane Indians game last night, wearing a 2014 Indians jersey even though his eldest son, Ryan, was in the visitor's dugout, a member of the Tri-City Dust Devils. And if that doesn't make you feel ancient, then you must be under 30. Read on.

Indians can supply their own excitement

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Minor league baseball features a lot of bells, whistles and other gimmicks to entice fans to the ballpark. But the best way isn't a gimmick at all. Fireworks? Who needs them when you have a lineup that supplies its own? Read on.

You can never look back

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This is it. Summer has officially begun. It happened early this morning, so early even I was asleep. But we are now in the hot-day-at-the-beach mode, so enjoy. To celebrate, we'll be talking baseball today and weaving in Don Henley lyrics. Yes, our hair is combed back and the sunglasses are on. Read on.

Maybe luck had nothing to do with it

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Was yesterday unlucky? Well, if you are a Mariners' fan, sure. An error by Robinson Cano led to the only run in a 1-0 loss. But a Texas fan might consider that lucky. Then there are the Ranger fans (hockey variety) that will remember this as the unluckiest Friday the 13th ever. Two shots hit the bar in a 3-2 loss to the Kings? But as a Los Angeles fan (during the Stanley Cup finals) and a hockey aficionado in general, last night's Cup-clinching double overtime win was as fortuitous as it gets. Read on.

It’s been long enough

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Eleven horses have done it. Since 1978, 12 more have entered the Belmont with a chance to join them. But none have come through. Will California Chrome be the one to break a 38-year drought today? Will he win horse racing's Triple Crown? Read on.

One injury can change an entire season

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That was predictable. The difference between winning and losing in the Arena Football League is as thin as an X-ray. In the Spokane Shock's case, the X-ray of Erik Meyer's shoulder. Since Meyer, the best quarterback in the league, went down with an injury, the Shock have lost three consecutive games, including last night's defeat at home to San Jose. As we said, predictable. Read on.

Another nice spring Saturday

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Let's keep this simple. It's a Saturday, the sun is shining and I'm sure you want to get out and enjoy the day. Can’t argue with that. Read on.

Now this is a tradition

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You know what day it is? Yep, it's Kentucky Derby day. Read on.

The best laid plans are some times for naught

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Is it better to plan for Armageddon and not have it occur or just go through the day without a care? Read on.

Every moment holds a lesson

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There is something to be said for learning lessons. Even if those lessons come with a really high price. Read on.

Last night’s Mariner win was so typical

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Last night's home opener against the Angels was just so Mariners. A sell-out crowd on hand to celebrate the beginning of the Robinson Cano era. A quick deficit. Two home runs from the “other” free agent, Corey Hart. And a win. Nope, that wasn't what was so like the Mariners. No, that came midway through the game when young lefthander James Paxton, who seemed on top of his game, pulled himself out, pointing to his back as he left. Yep, he's hurt. A strained lat muscle it is said. Oh oh. Read on.

Long suffering shouldn’t mean forever

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That's it. The baseball season is finally over. And the Boston Red Sox have won again. This is getting old. Read on.

Leach, Halliday go down throwing

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Jeez, without a Seahawk game, what do we write about on a Sunday morning? Maybe a few NCAA passing records and what they mean? Read on.

Care to make it three in-a-row?

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For consecutive days we've had pretty spirited discussions here. The first was on my misbegotten thoughts – to some – concerning the women's basketball tournament. The second was about the best detective shows of the 1970s. Talk about eclectic. Read on.

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