Stories tagged: Mariners
Thu., July 13, 2017, 8:02 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The end of the Empire shouldn’t have come as a shock
A GRIP ON SPORTS • So long Spokane Empire. We hardly knew you. Read on.
Wed., July 12, 2017, 7:20 a.m.
Grip on Sports: It may not be as classic as it once was, but the All-Star Game is still fun
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Another All-Star Game has come and gone. For more than 80 years the Midsummer Classic has broken the baseball season in half. And added an …
Tue., July 11, 2017, 7:08 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Everyone digs the long ball when it travels as far as it did last night
A GRIP ON SPORTS • You like to see baseballs travel a long way? Then last night was for you. Read on.
Mon., July 10, 2017, 6:56 a.m.
Grip on Sports: When the cloud refuses to rain, things can get sticky
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The Internet has become ubiquitous in our daily sports life. From watching highlight videos on our phones, to sending emails to our favorite athletes to …
Sun., July 9, 2017, 7:42 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Before you get your hands dirty in the yard this Sunday, check out this handful of items
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Sunday in the middle of July, so we’ll be quick about it today and get you outside where you can enjoy the heat. Or …
Sat., July 8, 2017, 8:27 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Younger Zags have shined in the past week
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s talk basketball, shall we? Yep, it’s more than 90 degrees out there – I’m pretty confident no matter where you are reading this, it …
Fri., July 7, 2017, 7:57 a.m.
Grip on Sports: It’s nearly time for a break from the summer’s least fun story
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Are you tired of reading about the Mariners’ troubles? Think how tiring it is to write about them. Read on.
Thu., July 6, 2017, 8:21 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Should we be preparing the Mariners’ epitaph already?
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is a tombstone in the cemetery of Placerville, Calif., that actually made my dad laugh out loud. “See Martha,” it reads, “I told you …
Wed., July 5, 2017, 7:04 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Take a day off and the M’s mountain gets harder to climb
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Where were we? Oh ya, wondering about the Mariners and their postseason chances. Isn’t that the summer raison d’etre around these parts? Read on.
Mon., July 3, 2017, 8:11 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Mariners flash some leather in win over Angels
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There’s an underrated aspect of baseball these days. It’s defense. When guys can hit the ball out of Yosemite at will, it doesn’t seem all …
Sun., July 2, 2017, 7:57 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Let’s take a quick spin around the dial, shall we?
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Sunday morning, right? So let’s slow down just a bit and take a whirl around the world of sports, locally and internationally. Read on.
Sat., July 1, 2017, 7:18 a.m.
Grip on Sports: There is a bit of money to be made in the NBA these days
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are some mornings when preparing this feature is really hard. Like this morning. But there is always something to look into. Like this morning. …
Fri., June 30, 2017, 7:42 a.m.
Grip on Sports: There are lots of ways to enjoy summer evenings but few better than watching a baseball game
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s summer. The calendar says so. So does the thermometer. And our sporting preferences. Read on.
Thu., June 29, 2017, 7:45 a.m.
Grip on Sports: This rollercoaster M’s season is leading to a rundown feeling
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There was a time when I would read every book I could find about Greek mythology. The stories were so entertaining. From Hercules to Achilles, …
Wed., June 28, 2017, 7:57 a.m.
Grip on Sports: So what will we argue about next?
A GRIP ON SPORTS • This is the best links-based sports column in Spokane. But among other linked-based sports columns in the world, it’s probably ranked around 700. Then again, …
Tue., June 27, 2017, 7:40 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The other Washington isn’t a state the NFL recognizes
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Mistakes happen. No one knows that better than yours truly. But the one the NFL Shop made recently was a doozy. And hard to fathom. …
Mon., June 26, 2017, 7:45 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Now we have to wait almost 12 months for Hoopfest to return
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The major league baseball season lasts 162 games. The college basketball season is seven months long. But Hoopfest, one of the most fun events of …
Sun., June 25, 2017, 7:37 a.m.
Grip on Sports: When it comes to getting around town during Hoopfest, there are some dos and don’ts
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There is no more crowded two days downtown than Hoopfest weekend. For hours and hours, thousands and thousands of people cram themselves into spaces that …
Sat., June 24, 2017, 7:28 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The weekend is here. Make that, the best weekend is here
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The best weekend of the year begins now. Well, at 8 a.m., which might have been then to those of you reading this. Whatever, it …
Fri., June 23, 2017, 8:28 a.m.
Grip on Sports: The future is never now, but it is what keeps us hoping
GRIP ON SPORTS • Let’s talk about the Future. No, not that rap guy. The time period. The one that never comes. But also seems to be the only thing …
Wed., June 21, 2017, 8:19 a.m.
Grip on Sports: From Hoopfest to the NBA draft, there is basketball news during baseball season
GRIP ON SPORTS • Hoopfest is right around the corner and we will be focusing on that Spokane event often the next few days. The Mariners have been the focus …
Tue., June 20, 2017, 8:35 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Zunino’s annual trip to Tacoma seems to have been just the ticket
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Do the Mariners have a mad scientist stashed away in Tacoma’s clubhouse, a guy whose best work is saved for Mike Zunino? Seems that way. …
Mon., June 19, 2017, 8:19 a.m.
Grip on Sports: There are a lot of ways to judge U.S. Open winners – and losers
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There were winners and losers yesterday in the final round of the U.S. Open at Erin Hills north of Milwaukee. There always are. It’s just …
Sun., June 18, 2017, 8:20 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Father’s Day is a perfect day to catch up on fishing stories
A GRIP ON SPORTS • It’s Father’s Day. For all you fathers out there, have a good one. Maybe take your kids fishing. If that’s your preference. It certainly was …
Sat., June 17, 2017, 8:18 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Father’s Day weekend starts out with a crash
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Baseball. Golf. Searching for that perfect Father’s Day gift. It could be a busy Saturday. Read on.
Fri., June 16, 2017, 8:36 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Money, it’s a gas – and the fuel for college athletics
A GRIP ON SPORTS • No matter what the NCAA tries to sell us, college sports is a big business, with thousands of employees, including the athletes. And like any …
Thu., June 15, 2017, 7:52 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Another era in golf ends as Mickelson withdraws from U.S. Open
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The U.S. Open golf tournament begins today in Wisconsin. And, for the first time since 1994, a major won’t have either Phil Mickelson or Tiger …
Wed., June 14, 2017, 7:20 a.m.
Grip on Sports: Road trips just aren’t the same and in a couple years they will be really different
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Remember that recent ad for a barbecue dad? And how the folks who posted it really just wanted Bill Murray to come to their barbecue? …
UPDATED: Tue., June 13, 2017, 11:30 a.m.
Mariners, Safeco not extending naming rights deal
The Seattle Mariners and Safeco Insurance announced Tuesday that they will end their stadium naming rights partnership after the 2018 season.
Tue., June 13, 2017, 7:40 a.m.
Grip on Sports: For now, the Warriors are the best to ever play
A GRIP ON SPORTS • The NBA finals seemed to be a referendum this year. Not on who was the champion, that’s decided on the court. But a referendum on …