Stories tagged: Commentary
UPDATED: Sat., July 20, 2019, 5:56 p.m.
Larry Stone: An admiration of the magic of Cooperstown ahead of Edgar Martinez’s Hall of Fame induction
Even in the dead of winter, Cooperstown is baseball heaven, its mecca – the “soul of baseball,” as Jeff Idelson, the outgoing president of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, …
Sat., July 20, 2019, 1:37 p.m.
Brooks Koepka doesn’t need to reach too far back in the memory bank to know how precarious a big lead can be. He nearly gave away his last major just …
Fri., July 19, 2019, 10:02 a.m.
So now we know. Tiger Woods isn’t done, no matter what it looked like on his slog through the only two rounds he’ll play in this British Open. He’s also …
Thu., July 18, 2019, 11:34 a.m.
A day Rory McIlroy had been anticipating for so long came apart almost before it began. A dreaded snowman on the first hole, a triple on the last and McIlroy …
Sat., July 13, 2019, 9:47 p.m.
John Blanchette: After forgoing early entry into the NBA draft, Gonzaga’s Killian Tillie must go about reinventing – and improving – his game
They are there and he is here in Spokane, but if it bothers Killian Tillie even a whit it is undetectable – even if he fully expected to be there, …
Sat., July 13, 2019, 8:29 p.m.
Allow us to gaze into the future to envision how draft picks, trade chips might shape what the Seattle Mariners might look like three years down the road.
UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019, 10:33 p.m.
Warner spent 37 years as the pro at Esmeralda, simultaneously running the busy city course while providing instruction to players of all levels and life lessons to young employees. Warner …
Thu., July 11, 2019, 8 a.m.
First the players, now the ball. Home runs are skyrocketing, and once again Major League Baseball officials claim they don’t know the reason why. Then again, it might be that …
UPDATED: Thu., July 11, 2019, 4:08 p.m.
Larry Stone: Jim Bouton made sure the Seattle Pilots would live forever with his seminal book ‘Ball Four’
The thing about Jim Bouton that always amazed me – and warmed my heart – was the pure joy he derived from his masterpiece, “Ball Four.”
UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019, 7:23 p.m.
Jane McManus: Megan Rapinoe delivers another goal for equality during USWNT’s Canyon of Heroes celebration
When the U.S. women’s national soccer team rolled up Broadway to celebrate its second straight World Cup championship, that stretch of black asphalt was once again transformed into the 10-deep, …
Sun., July 7, 2019, 5 a.m.
Mariners fans can get a glimpse into the future today. And some goosebumps from the past.
Sat., July 6, 2019, 5 a.m.
John Blanchette: Pat Shine coaxed into All-Star spotlight again to help Christian Yelich at Home Run Derby
Face it, you don’t want to be the caddie who hands his golfer the wrong club. Or the field-goal holder who doesn’t get the laces out.
UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 8:31 p.m.
Holding and voicing strong opinions is only part of Rapinoe’s identity.
UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 7:16 p.m.
Nobody does offseasons like the NBA. One day in, this one was astonishing.
UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019, 8:40 p.m.
Matt Calkins: Malik McDowell embarrassment shouldn’t stop Seahawks from taking gambles in the NFL draft
It’s critical that NFL front offices vet potential personnel meticulously to minimize risk. But that’s all they can do – minimize it.
UPDATED: Tue., July 2, 2019, 5:57 p.m.
Julie Foudy, the former U.S. soccer star turned broadcaster, refers to current American national team players as “owning their awesome.” Actually, the U.S. is doing more than “owning” the excellence, …
UPDATED: Sat., June 29, 2019, 6:49 p.m.
Out of Right Field: Baseball must find a way to avoid becoming irrelevant in sports-culture landscape
The past, at least the past almost two decades, haven’t been kind to the Seattle Mariners. The present isn’t much better, what with their under .500 record and public proclamations …
UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 8:59 p.m.
Yuli Gurriel homered with one out in the bottom of the 10th inning to give the Houston Astros a 2-1 victory against the Mariners on Friday night.
UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019, 10:29 p.m.
This was a chance to showcase some of the best athletes of a sport that is still seeking a wider audience and firmer financial base to support its development, a …
UPDATED: Sun., June 30, 2019, 11:20 a.m.
Sometimes you have to risk injury – or even worse, ridicule – for the good of the team. In the end, when it comes to Hoopfest, it’s all worth it.
Fri., June 28, 2019, 5 a.m.
I have been trying to get my daughter to hike since before she could walk.
UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 9:06 p.m.
It’s hard to keep count of all the polarizing ways that people describe Megan Rapinoe.
Tue., June 25, 2019, noon
With power and personality, Maria Fassi has the package to be a star.
UPDATED: Sat., June 22, 2019, 4:27 p.m.
Wearing the uniforms of the one-and-done 1969 Seattle Pilots, the Mariners suffered an 8-4 defeat Saturday afternoon to the Baltimore Orioles, who had dropped 10 in a row.
Fri., June 21, 2019, 12:50 p.m.
As the Tampa Bay Rays look into the idea of playing games north of the border, it’s clear that baseball is doomed on Florida’s Gulf Coast.
UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 11:05 p.m.
John Blanchette: Despite their collegiate accomplishments, the toughest challenges still await this bunch of Bulldogs
Both players, Hachimura in particular, will have to endure the modern blather that suggests that any first-rounder who falls short of All-Pro status is somehow a bust.
Thu., June 20, 2019, 10:34 p.m.
Out of Right Field: Recap, takeaways from the Seattle Mariners’ 5-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles
Wade LeBlanc pitched 6 1/3 scoreless innings as the Seattle Mariners defeated the visiting Baltimore Orioles 5-2 on Thursday night in the opener of a four-game series.
UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 6:58 p.m.
Sandbagging? The U.S. Women’s World Cup team? No way.
Wed., June 19, 2019, 6:41 p.m.
Out of Right Field: Recap, takeaways from the Seattle Mariners’ 8-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals
Domingo Santana hit two home runs with five RBIs and former Gonzaga standout Marco Gonzales pitched 6 2/3 strong innings as the Seattle Mariners defeated the visiting Kansas City Royals …
Tue., June 18, 2019, 8 a.m.
The leaderboard next to the 18th green at the U.S. Open again was filled with red numbers under par. The only difference was the scenery.