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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883


Golden awards and a need for golden arms


The Golden Gloves were handed out yesterday and, due to how late they are, were once again overlooked.

But before you start complaining about how the same guys win every year – and you're right – remember this: Someone on the M's has won a Gold Glove every year since 1987. That streak of 20 consecutive years – continued this season by Ichiro's award – is the longest active streak in the bigs (Ichiro and Chris Snelling pictured; Associated Press photo).

But awards aren't atop the list of interest from Mariners fans right now. There are problems the team needs to address, and the News Tribune's Larry LaRue – Seattle's best baseball beat writer for my money - addresses those needs – and the M's chances of filling them – in this story.

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Vince Grippi's daily take on all things regional sports has been moved to our main sports section online. You can find a collection of these columns here.