Stories tagged: larry stone
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 9, 2019, 6:21 p.m.
Larry Stone: After ‘step-back’ season, Mariners must develop stars to bridge gap with MLB postseason teams
It’s readily evident that the Mariners, as presently constituted, aren’t even in the same ballpark as the 10 teams that qualified for the postseason.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019, 4:30 p.m.
They have won two games by a grand total of three points against teams that by November – or sooner – might look like they actually should have been pushovers.
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 7, 2019, 5:21 p.m.
Larry Stone: Seahawks have areas of concern, but offseason moves make Super Bowl dreams not so far-fetched
In the 2018 season, the Seahawks lost six games – including the one to Dallas in the playoffs that still causes sleepless nights – by a total of 23 points.
Thu., Aug. 29, 2019, 5 a.m.
Last year, Russell Wilson somewhat facetiously introduced his alter-ego, “Mr. Unlimited,” to counteract what he termed “the typical boring Russell, Robot Russell.”
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019, 7:42 p.m.
Larry Stone: Jake Haener’s decision to transfer was ‘awkward.’ Will it be problematic for Chris Petersen and Washington?
The word coach Chris Petersen used to describe the timing of the Jake Haener drama was “awkward.”
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 23, 2019, 4:55 p.m.
It was the decision that seemed inevitable, but by all accounts really wasn’t.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 21, 2019, 5:39 p.m.
Larry Stone: Shaquem Griffin, an inspirational NFL story, might be on the bubble to make the Seahawks roster
It was one of the feel-good stories of the sports world in 2018 when the Seahawks drafted Shaquem Griffin in the fifth round out of Central Florida.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 6:55 p.m.
Larry Stone: Quiet night from Seahawks rookie DK Metcalf is a reminder to scale back the near-hysterical hype
Somehow, DK Metcalf didn’t debut with a 100-yard pass reception and vault into the upper deck to celebrate.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 8, 2019, 5:38 p.m.
Larry Stone: Nobody thought the step back would be this painful, but Mariners are better down on the farm
But we’ve reached August, and I’m still waiting for the fun part, outside of the two-week stretch that may well become a legendary example of false omens.
UPDATED: Wed., July 31, 2019, 7:27 p.m.
When he first showed up in Seahawks camp in 2016, a third-round pick out of Notre Dame, the dominant C.J. Prosise storyline was his dazzling potential.
Fri., July 26, 2019, 2:18 p.m.
Larry Stone: As Seahawks training camp opens, with issues to spare, Pete Carroll remains upbeat, of course
Linebacker Bobby Wagner was still on the sideline, wearing a hoodie and merely observing the first day of Seahawks’ practice until his contract is resolved.
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, …
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 – …