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UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019, 7:10 p.m.

Larry Stone: Mariners can’t ‘stop it’ when raving about legendary infield coach Perry Hill

In the rather mundane world of infield instruction, there are two legends in the industry. Ron Washington is one. Perry Hill is the other. He’s got a trademark catchphrase – …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 5:05 p.m.

Larry Stone: Back with Mariners on minor league deal, Dustin Ackley is hopeful, and realistic

Once hailed as the franchise savior, Ackley returns on the bottom rung of the clubhouse hierarchy – a non-roster invitee with almost no chance to make the roster. Ackley’s initial …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 6:02 p.m.

Larry Stone: Edgar Martinez brings his trademark cool to Hall of Fame moment

Not even 10 long years of waiting for his Cooperstown call could crack the Mariners DH’s stoic facade, but two disparate places – Seattle and Puerto Rico – are doing …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019, 7:31 p.m.

Larry Stone: Russell Wilson contract extension may sting for Seahawks, but not as much as alternative

As the Seahawks enter what they ruefully believe is a premature offseason, numerous contractual matters hang over their future.



UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 6:36 p.m.

Larry Stone: If healthy, no reason Ichiro can’t play for Mariners this season

If you thought we had heard the last of Ichiro as a major league ballplayer when he stepped into his murky role as “Special Assistant to the Chairman” last May …


Commission says former YWCA adjacent to Spokane Falls is historic, approves demolition to make way for towers

Removal of the complex – a collection including what remains of a 127-year-old brewery and YWCA structures 1965 – was in doubt after a hold was placed on the demolition …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 4:52 p.m.

Larry Stone: Starting point in Seahawks’ turnaround? It may have been fear of missing out

Maybe the seeds were planted as the calendar turned to 2018, and the Seahawks dispersed to their homes after 16 games. For most of them, it was the first season …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018, 10:41 p.m.

Larry Stone: Seahawks’ playoff mission accomplished, it’s on to the next goal – ‘We’re not stopping here’

The Seahawks did the requisite amount of savoring on Sunday night, sprinkled with just a little bit of sass, and why not?


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 10:14 p.m.

Larry Stone: Talk of Seahawks’ demise was bit premature

It was back in May, the first day of rookie minicamp, and Pete Carroll had a bounce in his step that belied the prevailing narrative of impending doom.


Larry Stone: Seahawks get their fourth-quarter mojo back in 27-24 win over the Packers

The Seahawks earned themselves some breathing room with a much-needed win over the Packers. And they did it by locking down on that fourth quarter finish, and riding their run …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 7:30 p.m.

Larry Stone: No matter how it plays out, Lorena Martin’s racism claim against Mariners stains the organization

Lorena Martin made shocking allegations of racist and sexist comments against the Mariners, who strongly denied them. No matter how it’s resolved, it’s a damaging blow to an organization that …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 6:59 p.m.

Larry Stone: Is Mike Zunino trade a tweak or start of a rebuild for Mariners?

Jerry Dipoto’s offseason machinations were set in motion by the trade of Mike Zunino for Ray outfielder Mallex Smith. Whether this is just part of a small plan or the …


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 5:40 p.m.

Larry Stone: Seahawks chose wisely in offseason when betting on Russell Wilson

The disruptions that marked the previous few years have been conspicuously absent. Russell Wilson is thriving, Carroll appears rejuvenated, and the Seahawks are trending in the right direction.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 4, 2018, 6:26 p.m.

Larry Stone: Goodbye, Legion of Boom – Earl Thomas’ injury marks the end of a Seattle sports institution

The significance was lost in the heat of the moment. But with Kam Chancellor and Richard Sherman already gone, and now Thomas unlikely to return, something special has been irretrievably …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 4:23 p.m.

Larry Stone: Breanna Stewart is the MVP, but Sue Bird remains heart and soul of the Storm’s latest title-winning team

The cast of characters has changed since the Storm last held up the WNBA championship trophy, and there were many heroes in this 2018 title chase. But above all, Sue …


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 13, 2018, 9:14 p.m.

Larry Stone: More frustration, and the worst kind of limbo for Mariners

The Mariners’ fall from grace in 2018 has been a slow, steady descent that has wiped out almost all of the good feeling that prevailed for half a season.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 9, 2018, 10:23 p.m.

Larry Stone: Earl Thomas shows he’s still a difference maker

The Seahawks had much to lament Sunday in a 27-24 loss to the Broncos that saw many of their latent fears come to life.


Larry Stone: After scary year with cancer, Angie Mentink savors daily drumbeat of baseball

Mariners broadcaster Angie Mentink has passed the six-month clean checkup after her diagnosis of breast cancer and says her eternal optimism and focusing on what is important keep her going.


Larry Stone: Mariners need more magic to keep playoff hopes alive

No one game is critical, Scott Servais will tell you (and his players will faithfully echo), and yet this one loomed as a gigantic marker for the Mariners. Disaster was …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 10, 2018, 4:55 p.m.

Larry Stone: Seahawks open preseason as a mystery that will take some time to solve

These Seahawks seemingly are capable of going 6-10 or 10-6 and on Thursday, in a ragged and tedious 19-17 loss to the Indianapolis Colts, we began plumbing for clues.


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 10:30 p.m.

Larry Stone: Have Seahawks fallen from NFL’s elite? We’re about to find out

As Seattle began training camp Thursday with question marks all over the field, there was inspiration to be found in the atmosphere of doubt and uncertainty. In fact, some veteran …


UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018, 5:56 p.m.

Larry Stone: Mariners’ Jean Segura sure hit like an All-Star Game MVP, but maybe this was another snub

Mariners players in the 89th All-Star Game, in Washington, D.C., cherished the experience. Jean Segura hit a key three-run homer. “Even though I didn’t win the MVP, I’m really excited,” …


UPDATED: Tue., July 17, 2018, 8:06 p.m.

Larry Stone: Mariners’ 2016 trade for Mitch Haniger, Jean Segura changed course of franchise

It’s dangerous to come to conclusions about trades too early. But right now it appears to be a win for the Mariners, with Jean Segura and Mitch Haniger on the …


UPDATED: Tue., July 10, 2018, 6:38 p.m.

Larry Stone: The Mariners need to keep top slugger Nelson Cruz in Seattle

In his first three years in Seattle, Nelson Cruz averaged 42 homers, 105 RBIs and a .925 OPS. And this year, even with a stint on the disabled list, he …


UPDATED: Wed., July 4, 2018, 5:29 p.m.

Larry Stone: Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor’s departure elicits feelings of admiration, guilt

Kam Chancellor’s combustive hits are a large part of what draws us to football. The problem is, we know too much these days. Too much about the debilitating effects of …


UPDATED: Tue., June 19, 2018, 6:16 p.m.

Larry Stone: Short College World Series stay will only leave hungry Washington Huskies wanting more

Monday’s 14-5 Washington loss to the Oregon State Beavers ended the Huskies’ stay in the College World Series at the barest minimum: two losses and a trip home. But this …


UPDATED: Fri., June 15, 2018, 4:28 p.m.

Larry Stone: Lindsay Meggs’ tough-love coaching style guides Washington baseball to first College World Series

Some say Meggs, 55, has mellowed. Meggs will tell you that, in fact. But at his core, as he prepares to take Washington into its first College World Series, Meggs …


UPDATED: Thu., June 14, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

Larry Stone: Seahawks scenarios with Earl Thomas playing this season seem unlikely

One by one, they are leaving, Seahawks icons of a glorious era – a run that with every departure looks more and more like it is past tense.


UPDATED: Mon., June 4, 2018, 6:48 p.m.

Adversity hasn’t derailed Mariners thanks to Scott Servais, Jerry Dipoto

It’s become an annual ritual to predict, in advance, how and why and sometimes even when the Mariners’ season was going to fall apart – which shortcoming would be the …