Stories tagged: Mariners
Fri., July 19, 2019, 6:41 a.m.
A Grip on Sports: When running down British Open TV coverage is tougher than finding Rory McIIlroy’s lost ball, it’s a bad day
A GRIP ON SPORTS • You know what is easy? Watching sports at home on your personal television. You know what isn’t easy? Watching sports while traveling either on your …
Thu., July 18, 2019, 7:09 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where has the month of July gone? You blink for a moment and it’s more than halfway done. And with it goes our chances to …
Wed., July 17, 2019, 8:12 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • If you love golf, this is a good week for you. Even if your love goes no further than infatuation with local courses.
Tue., July 16, 2019, 7:19 a.m.
A Grip on Sports: Once again, Eastern Washington is expected to finish atop the Big Sky Conference football standings
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Summer, we hardly knew you. But, sadly, we have to say goodbye. Fall is unofficially here. How do we know? A local conference held the …
Mon., July 15, 2019, 8:03 a.m.
A Grip on Sports: For once, the hype actually was exceeded by an epic reality as Djokovic outlasts Federer
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s rare that a commotion on Twitter gets me interested in what’s happening in a sporting event. But yesterday morning the tweets were blazing around …
Sun., July 14, 2019, 7:04 a.m.
A Grip on Sports: If only the Mariners’ record was a mirror image of reality, we could be looking forward to the rest of the season
A GRIP ON SPORTS • We arose early enough to watch the men’s final from Wimbledon. But there is too much to get done for that. Nope, we have to …
Sat., July 13, 2019, 7:51 a.m.
A Grip on Sports: A teary tribute, a longtime rivalry and a world record highlight a eclectic day in sports
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s see, what’s going on? How about a incredibly emotional no-hitter? And a couple of other interesting thoughts, from salaries to a fast runner.
Fri., July 12, 2019, 7:47 a.m.
A Grip on Sports: Baseball’s pennant races aren’t really races right now, but that could change come September
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Baseball’s All-Star break gives every team, every player and every fan an opportunity to hit pause and reflect on what’s already happened in the season …
Thu., July 11, 2019, 7:31 a.m.
A Grip on Sports: Bouton changed the way a lot of people looked at baseball – and made them laugh at the same time
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Jim Bouton didn’t put much of a mark on baseball as a pitcher, winning 62 games in 10 big league seasons. But he changed the …
Wed., July 10, 2019, 7:20 a.m.
A Grip on Sports: Baseball puts strikeouts on display in an All-Star Game that was broadcast everywhere
A GRIP ON SPORTS • While traveling last night, I was able to watch bits and pieces of baseball’s All-Star Game on my telephone. At 39,000 feet in the air. …
Tue., July 9, 2019, 8:06 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Observing college basketball over the years, there were certain players on the various local teams we were sure would end up coaches. Sometimes we were …
Mon., July 8, 2019, 8:47 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Summer is officially in full swing. The Fourth of July holiday is in the rearview mirror and the only thing standing between us and football …
Sun., July 7, 2019, 8:04 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The most anticipated sporting event of the day may be over before you even read this. That doesn’t mean it isn’t important.
Sat., July 6, 2019, 8 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Thank goodness it’s a Saturday. The weather is nearly perfect, the work week is over and the day is all yours. Get out and attack …
Fri., July 5, 2019, 8:38 a.m.
A Grip on Sports: Taking the path less traveled might make great poetry but isn’t the best way to spend a Fourth of July
A GRIP ON SPORTS • If there were a competition for getting somewhat lost in the Spokane-area woods, akin to the “competition” of eating, say, hot dogs, I would probably …
Thu., July 4, 2019, 7:52 a.m.
A Grip on Sports: There are some somewhat athletic ways to celebrate the Fourth that don’t involve fireworks
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Happy Fourth of July. Enjoy yourself today. Be safe. Sane. Don’t do anything dumb. Like take a long walk in the woods.
Wed., July 3, 2019, 8:19 a.m.
A Grip on Sports: The Underdog Syndrome is sweeping the world as the U.S. tries to sweep its way through another women’s World Cup
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s get to the world of sports’ news quickly. After all, tomorrow is the Fourth and hot dogs, apple pie and fireworks await. Well, not …
Tue., July 2, 2019, 8:24 a.m.
A Grip on Sports: England the latest European country trying to knock the United States women’s soccer team off its perch
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s a match that would have been more appropriately held on July 4th, don’t you think? The U.S. versus England – there is a bit …
Mon., July 1, 2019, 6:57 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s a new month. July. The month of baseball’s All-Star Game, outdoor cooking and celebrating America’s glorious founding. And that’s all in the first 10 …
Sun., June 30, 2019, 8:22 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Weekends at the end of June are not supposed to be this busy. It is summer, after all, and the word lazy has always been …
Sat., June 29, 2019, 6:48 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • This is going to be short and, hopefully, sweet enough. We’re off to downtown to watch the beginning of Hoopfest. It’s a family tradition.
Fri., June 28, 2019, 8:07 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s a simple question, but the answer is pretty complex. What sport is the most popular in Spokane?
Thu., June 27, 2019, 7:57 a.m.
A Grip on Sports: No matter how many times the world turns, Hoopfest is one of Spokane’s best weekends
A GRIP ON SPORTS • You noticed the days are getting shorter, didn’t you? Before you know it, walking the dog after work will once again occur in the dark. …
Wed., June 26, 2019, 8 a.m.
A Grip on Sports: The spat between California and the NCAA may be the impetus for a much-needed change
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Whether you want to call the state of California a trendsetter (as us older folks say it) or an influencer (the new version), it still …
Tue., June 25, 2019, 7:36 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • We spent part of our Monday morning watching the U.S. women fight its way to a 2-1 victory over Spain in the knockout round of …
Mon., June 24, 2019, 8:27 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Another week of work begins. And it will probably take forever to finish. Anticipation of the weekend makes Monday through Friday move all that much …
Sun., June 23, 2019, 7:54 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • A Sunday morning in late June seems a perfect time to talk basketball. After all, the 30th Hoopfest will be taking over downtown next weekend.
Sat., June 22, 2019, 7:56 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh yes, looking to the future. And pining a bit about the past, but in a good way.
Thu., June 20, 2019, 8:21 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Over the past 20 years, Gonzaga’s basketball program has made stride after stride. It has gone from your typically obscure West Coast Jesuit university with …
Wed., June 19, 2019, 8:23 a.m.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Are you still watching the Mariners? Or has the professed step-back philosophy given you an excuse to spend your summer evenings doing something else?