Stories tagged: Larry Stone
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: Tue., July 2, 2019, 4:29 p.m.
The All-Star Game selection is a rare bright spot in this gloomy Mariners season, and another milepost on Daniel Vogelbach’s journey toward full-fledged folk-hero status.
UPDATED: Sat., June 22, 2019, 7:21 p.m.
Larry Stone: With the Mariners’ unsurprising fire sale in full swing, the front office must soon open its wallet
If this rebuild is going to meet its timetable, the Mariners are going to need a little outside help.
UPDATED: Fri., June 14, 2019, 7:35 p.m.
“Let’s talk kickers,” gushed Pete Carroll, beginning his final press briefing of the Seahawks offseason on Thursday with unabashed enthusiasm over a mundane topic.
UPDATED: Thu., June 6, 2019, 4:15 p.m.
I’ve burned with a passion for baseball my entire life, and I don’t see it waning anytime soon. When I speak of a dire need to tweak what I (and …
UPDATED: Fri., May 31, 2019, 10:30 p.m.
Left tackle Duane Brown says the Seahawks’ offensive line has a chance to be the best in the NFL.
UPDATED: Fri., May 24, 2019, 7:02 p.m.
Sue Bird’s first words at the news conference Tuesday to discuss her knee surgery said it all.
UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
For the Seahawks, this has been an offseason of amazing efficiency in the realm of roster construction.
UPDATED: Fri., May 10, 2019, 5:36 p.m.
Larry Stone: With Seahawks career over, look for Doug Baldwin’s fire to be redirected, not extinguished
Doug Baldwin went undrafted out of Stanford University, carrying that injustice (which is exactly how he viewed it) like a permanent scar. It was a reminder etched into his id …
UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019, 5:58 p.m.
The Seahawks’ painful playoff loss to the Dallas Cowboys in January had barely ended when Seattle coach Pete Carroll began gushing about the prosperous times ahead.
Thu., April 25, 2019, 10:09 p.m.
Larry Stone: Seahawks GM John Schneider pulls out his old tricks of the trade on first day of NFL draft
John Schneider might be the most unmockable general manager in NFL history.
UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019, 8:22 p.m.
For Seahawks fans, it will be 12 days of high anxiety. For Seahawks administration, it’s an item that shoots to the top of their already crowded “to-do” list. For Russell …
UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019, 6:49 p.m.
Larry Stone: After emotional trip to Japan, Mariners need to turn page to realities of regular season
It was swallowed up by the afterglow of Ichiro’s emotional departure, but there was another memorable heartstring-tugging moment in the eighth inning of the Mariners’ Tokyo finale.
UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 5:41 p.m.
If there were any justice in the world, Ichiro would have beaten out the slow roller to shortstop in the eighth inning of Thursday’s game against the Oakland A’s in …
UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 4:34 p.m.
Much about the start to this Mariners season is a bit off kilter. But that stands to reason, I suppose, in a year of such seismic change and philosophical recalibration.
UPDATED: Tue., March 5, 2019, 10:16 p.m.
In one sense, there’s nothing new about the hue and cry over Kyler Murray, who shunned baseball to cast his lot with the NFL. He had the world waiting breathlessly …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 26, 2019, 9:19 p.m.
When Hunter Strickland talks about his fresh start in 2019, it’s about more than changing teams and leagues.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 22, 2019, 7:10 p.m.
In the rather mundane world of infield instruction, there are two legends in the industry. Ron Washington is one. Perry Hill is the other. He’s got a trademark catchphrase – …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019, 5:05 p.m.
Once hailed as the franchise savior, Ackley returns on the bottom rung of the clubhouse hierarchy – a non-roster invitee with almost no chance to make the roster. Ackley’s initial …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 6:02 p.m.
Not even 10 long years of waiting for his Cooperstown call could crack the Mariners DH’s stoic facade, but two disparate places – Seattle and Puerto Rico – are doing …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019, 7:31 p.m.
Larry Stone: Russell Wilson contract extension may sting for Seahawks, but not as much as alternative
As the Seahawks enter what they ruefully believe is a premature offseason, numerous contractual matters hang over their future.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 6:50 p.m.
Larry Stone: Drew Stokesbary’s bill to pay college athletes unlikely to pass, but it’s a step in the right direction
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 10, 2019, 6:36 p.m.
If you thought we had heard the last of Ichiro as a major league ballplayer when he stepped into his murky role as “Special Assistant to the Chairman” last May …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 4, 2019, 4:52 p.m.
Maybe the seeds were planted as the calendar turned to 2018, and the Seahawks dispersed to their homes after 16 games. For most of them, it was the first season …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018, 10:41 p.m.
Larry Stone: Seahawks’ playoff mission accomplished, it’s on to the next goal – ‘We’re not stopping here’
The Seahawks did the requisite amount of savoring on Sunday night, sprinkled with just a little bit of sass, and why not?
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 26, 2018, 10:14 p.m.
It was back in May, the first day of rookie minicamp, and Pete Carroll had a bounce in his step that belied the prevailing narrative of impending doom.
Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 11:21 p.m.
The Seahawks earned themselves some breathing room with a much-needed win over the Packers. And they did it by locking down on that fourth quarter finish, and riding their run …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Larry Stone: No matter how it plays out, Lorena Martin’s racism claim against Mariners stains the organization
Lorena Martin made shocking allegations of racist and sexist comments against the Mariners, who strongly denied them. No matter how it’s resolved, it’s a damaging blow to an organization that …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 6:59 p.m.
Jerry Dipoto’s offseason machinations were set in motion by the trade of Mike Zunino for Ray outfielder Mallex Smith. Whether this is just part of a small plan or the …
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 3, 2018, 5:40 p.m.
The disruptions that marked the previous few years have been conspicuously absent. Russell Wilson is thriving, Carroll appears rejuvenated, and the Seahawks are trending in the right direction.