A GRIP ON SPORTS • College baseball has its challenges in this area. Weather is No. 1 on the list, of course, but lack of recognition is another. Which is why what happened for Gonzaga yesterday was such a big deal. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Today is Memorial Day, the day we remember and honor those who gave, in Abraham Lincoln’s never-to-be-forgotten words, “the last full measure of devotion” to protect our freedoms. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Do you watch “Game of Thrones?” If you do, then you know that no one, it seems, is ever completely dead. And most everyone’s name has a magical feel. There are some parallels to sports right about now too, and we’re not talking about the length of the NBA playoffs. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Why does this have to happen? It’s the weekend, the time when most people are off work. The two out of seven days when the job doesn’t dominate life. And it’s raining. Hard. Oh well, it makes a good excuse to sit and watch the M’s. Or golf. Or read this blog, which is debuting a new feature today. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • OK, I understand I’m the one who is supposed to have all the answers. But there is something I don’t understand and am hoping you can explain to me. Why are the M’s so much better on the road? Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • Triple A baseball was gone from Spokane when I arrived, spirited away from the town by my brother-in-law’s old high school coach. For years a vocal segment of the population campaigned to get it back, though at no time loudly enough to get it done. Last night offered a good example of why it is never returning. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There’s a curse associated with growing older, one your parents may not have told you about when you were young. It has to do with your childhood sports heroes and what happens to them. Read on.
A GRIP ON SPORTS • There are not a lot of mandates for this space. Only one, really. It needs to be filled with interesting items. We’ll try not to fail you on that point today, though it won’t be easy. Read on.
Mary Lou Petty grew up spending her summers swimming at Liberty Lake. By age 6 she was doing trick diving at the Spokane Interstate Fair. By the age of 13, she was already the talk of the Spokane swim world. She set many local records...