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  • Mariners, Rays Swap Miller, Morrison, Farquhar For Karns

    11/05/2015 8:35:03 PM PST · by TBP · 12 replies
    MLB Trade Rumors ^ | 11/5/15 | Jeff Todd
    The Mariners and Rays have announced a three-for-three trade that sends infielder/outfielder Brad Miller, first baseman Logan Morrison, and reliever Danny Farquhar from Seattle to Tampa in exchange for righty Nate Karns, lefty C.J. Riefenhauser, and minor league outfielder Boog Powell. With the trade, new Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto has made a striking first major move. The key piece, of course, is the 27-year-old Karns, who put up a solid 147-inning campaign last year, working to a 3.67 ERA with 8.9 K/9 and 3.4 BB/9. He’ll bring ample, cheap control with him to the Mariners, even if he regresses (and/or...
  • Edgar Martinez should be in the baseball Hall of Fame

    01/07/2015 10:18:57 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 13 replies ^ | January 6, 2015 | Neil Greenberg
    Edgar Martinez, a seven-time all-star, should be in the baseball Hall of Fame, but support for his candidacy has been waning over the past three seasons. “I’m not surprised that my percentage went down,” Martinez said a year ago. “We just have to wait and see for the future.” The biggest knock on his enshrinement is that he played as the team’s designated hitter and thus had little to no impact on the defensive part of the game. However, he still deserves to be in. For starters, the American League has required a designated hitter ever since the 1973 season,...
  • Evangelicals Push Immigration Path

    04/09/2013 5:26:52 AM PDT · by Zhang Fei · 10 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 8, 2013 | MIRIAM JORDAN
    Senior pastor Kenton Beshore said the first sermons on the plight of illegal immigrants didn't go over well with many members of his evangelical church, which sits on a 50-acre campus in Orange County and has a 3,400-seat sanctuary, sports facilities, restaurant and a man-made lake. "We took a hit on it," said Mr. Beshore. "We had people who walked out and whose giving went away." It was part of the reason the church ended 2012 with a $500,000 budget shortfall, he said. But much has changed in the two years since—both at Mr. Beshore's 14,000-member Mariners Church and at...
  • Hitless in Seattle: Mariners No-Hit Dodgers: Millwood, five relievers combine

    06/08/2012 10:28:45 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 1:09 a.m. ET June 9, 2012 | TIM BOOTH
    SEATTLE - Kevin Millwood and five Seattle relievers combined on a no-hitter, the third in franchise history, and the Mariners beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 1-0 on Friday night. The no-hitter was the fourth in the majors this season, joining gems pitched by the Angels' Jered Weaver, the Mets' Johan Santana and White Sox right-hander Philip Humber, who threw a perfect... *** It's believed to be 10th combined no-hitter in MLB history.
  • Mariners against arena in vicinity

    04/04/2012 9:41:26 PM PDT · by RitchieAprile · 2 replies
    AP ^ | April 4, 2012, 11:54 AM ET | ESPN
    SEATTLE -- For now, the Seattle Mariners believe a proposal to build a new NBA/NHL arena in Seattle needs to find a different home. The Mariners sent a formal letter to the city of Seattle and King County officials Tuesday opposing the idea of a new multipurpose arena in the same neighborhood as the Mariners' home of Safeco Field. The letter, signed by Mariners chairman Howard Lincoln, cited concerns about traffic and scheduling of events taking place in an area that already features Safeco Field and CenturyLink Field -- the home to the Seattle Seahawks and Sounders. In the letter,...
  • Seattle Mariners' Greg Halman murdered in the Netherlands

    11/21/2011 7:27:45 AM PST · by Keltik · 12 replies ^ | 11-21-11
    ROTTERDAM, Netherlands - Seattle Mariners outfielder Greg Halman has been stabbed to death and his brother has been arrested as a suspect, according to Dutch police. Rotterdam Police spokeswoman Patricia Wessels says police were called to a home in the Dutch port city early Monday morning and found Halman bleeding from a stab wound. The officers attempted unsuccessfully to resuscitate the 24-year-old major league baseball player. Wessels says the officers arrested Halman's 22-year-old brother. She declined to give his name, in line with Dutch privacy rules. Fox News reports that the brother's name is Jason. Wessels said the brother was...
  • U2 concert pushes Marlins-Mariners series from Miami to Seattle

    01/27/2011 12:24:04 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    Yahoo ^ | January 27, 2011 | David Brown
    There goes U2's Bono again, imposing his will on the Major League Baseball schedule. As it attempts a reboot of its canceled 2010 tour, the world's biggest rock 'n' roll band is booting the Seattle Mariners and Florida Marlins from Sun Life Stadium for their interleague series on June 24-26. Instead of home games in Miami Gardens, the Fish will take on Ichiro(notes) at Safeco Field in Seattle using National League rules. This apparently means 84 home games for the M's and 78 for Florida. Uneven! It also could mean that AL Cy Young winner King Felix Hernandez(notes) (pictured holding...
  • Hall of Fame MLB Broadcaster Dies: Dave Niehaus, the consummate pro

    11/11/2010 10:17:00 AM PST · by llevrok · 8 replies
    The News Tribune (Tacoma WA) ^ | 11/11/2010 | John McGrath
    Dave Niehaus was smiling the last time I saw him. This was on Oct. 20, after the Mariners had formally introduced new manager Eric Wedge in the interview room at Safeco Field. Since the 1977 inception of the Mariners’ franchise, Niehaus had called more than 5,000 games, while attending not quite as many press conferences. During the announcements of firings, he would stand in the back of the room and look on with a regal expression that would convey gloom, but never doom. The happier occasions would find Niehaus, eyes glowing on high beam, as huggable as a teddy bear....
  • Baseball 2010 Thread

    07/05/2010 4:23:27 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 42 replies
    Online Sources and Our Twisted Imaginations | Monday, July 5, 2010 | everybody
     East W L Pct GB Home Road East Cent West Streak L10 New York Yankees 50 31 .617 -- 28-13 22-18 20-11 10-7 9-6 Won 2 6-4 Boston Red Sox 49 33 .598 1.5 29-17 20-16 18-17 10-9 8-2 Lost 1 6-4 Tampa Bay Rays 48 33 .593 2.0 20-19 28-14 19-10 11-6 11-6 Won 2 6-4 Toronto Blue Jays 41 42 .494 10.0 21-19 20-23 13-14 11-9 10-8 Lost 2 2-8 Baltimore Orioles 25 57 .305 25.5 16-25 9-32 9-27 4-6 5-13 Lost 1 5-5  Central W L Pct GB Home Road East Cent West Streak L10 Detroit...
  • One of the game's most historic deals (Roy Halladay/Cliff Lee blockbuster)

    12/16/2009 12:23:06 PM PST · by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard · 16 replies · 530+ views
    ESPN ^ | 12/15/2009 | Jayson Stark
    It isn't just a trade. It's a foray into the history books. How often in life do you ever see a trade like this -- two Cy Youngs in their prime changing teams in, essentially, the same deal? When you get right down to it, it's Roy Halladay for Cliff Lee, with a supporting cast that looks like the roster for the Futures Game. You just don't see trades like this one, ladies and gentlemen. It isn't exactly Wes Littleton for Beau Vaughan, now is it? "I can remember a lot of blockbuster trades, and this is definitely a blockbuster,"...
  • It's Official: Griffey Returning To Seattle

    02/19/2009 2:56:32 PM PST · by pissant · 7 replies · 242+ views
    KIRO ^ | 2/19/09 | staff
    PEORIA, Ariz. -- Ken Griffey Jr. wouldn't let anyone know of his decision to rejoin Seattle and spurn Atlanta until he called Chuck Armstrong. The Mariners president for the last 24 years had built a strong friendship with "Kenny" and his family from the day in 1987 when Seattle made Griffey its No. 1 overall draft choice. A few years ago Major League Baseball gave Griffey an offseason award. The league told him he could have anyone he wanted flown to baseball's winter meetings and present it to him. Griffey chose Armstrong. And it was Armstrong who kept lobbying Griffey...
  • Are you nuts? Not in two sections at Safeco Field.

    07/24/2008 5:17:16 PM PDT · by LAforme2008 · 25 replies · 110+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | July 23, 2008 | Danny O'Neil
    Buy me some peanuts and cracker jack? Not in sections 311 and 312 at Safeco Field on Aug. 5 and Sept. 9. Those will be peanut-controlled zones on those days, the Mariners announced this week, cleaned thoroughly the night before and all peanut products will be banned on those games. Peanut products will not be sold at nearby concession stands. Tickets will be $10 each for those days.
  • Lesbian kiss at Seattle ballpark stirs up gay-friendly town

    06/05/2008 7:44:37 AM PDT · by Impy · 100 replies · 241+ views
    The AP ^ | 5-5-08 | MANUEL VALDES
    SEATTLE (AP) — Most of the time, a kiss is just a kiss in the stands at Seattle Mariners games. The crowd hardly even pays attention when fans smooch. But then last week, a lesbian complained that an usher at Safeco Field asked her to stop kissing her date because it was making another fan uncomfortable. The incident has exploded on local TV, on talk radio and in the blogosphere and has touched off a debate over public displays of affection in generally gay-friendly Seattle. "Certain individuals have not yet caught up. Those people see a gay or lesbian couple...
  • Ancient Mariners Reveal Tales From The Earth's Core

    05/12/2006 4:59:30 PM PDT · by blam · 23 replies · 874+ views
    Nature ^ | 5-11-2006 | Phillip Ball
    <p>Ship logs and pottery show how the geomagnetic field has changed.</p> <p>Old ship records of magnetic north have helped to unravel a record of our planet's field.</p> <p>While sailors plied the Seven Seas in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, little did they know that their ships' logs would one day help scientists to reconstruct the history of the Earth's magnetic field.</p>
  • USS Cape St. George Boarding Team Assists Mariners, Helps Maintain Security in Persian Gulf

    03/06/2006 3:53:36 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 400+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | USS Cape St. George Public Affairs
    ABOARD USS CAPE ST. GEORGE (NNS) -- USS Cape. St. George’s (CG 71) boarding team responded to a distress call by a Panamanian-flagged motor vessel while conducting maritime security operations in the North Persian Gulf Feb. 27. The master of Motor Vessel Hader, a diesel tanker, contacted Cape St. George via bridge-to-bridge reporting it had been fired upon and illegally boarded. One of Cape’s two Visit, Board, Search and Seizure (VBSS) teams boarded the vessel and conducted a security sweep of the ship to verify that it was safe for the master and his 11 crew members to stay aboard....
  • Gonzalez Sailors Assist Stranded Iranian Mariners (DDG-66)

    03/01/2006 3:20:49 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 294+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Lt. j.g. Jason Gutierrez
    ABOARD USS GONZALEZ (NNS) -- The guided-missile destroyer USS Gonzalez (DDG 66), currently deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of maritime security operations (MSO), rescued six Iranian mariners Feb. 28 after they had been adrift for 10 days. Gonzalez’s bridge team first spotted the crippled dhow while conducting MSO in the Central Persian Gulf. Once the destroyer’s watchstanders identified the distressed vessel, the ship immediately changed its course to render assistance. The Iranians explained that their dhow’s engine and rudder failed Feb. 8. “Patrolling warships are sometimes called on for humanitarian interventions,” said Cmdr. Robert D. Randall, the ship’s...
  • Oil on troubled waters may stop hurricanes

    07/25/2005 4:36:38 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 49 replies · 1,789+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 7/25/05 | Zeeya Merali
    Sailors who traditionally dumped barrels of oil into the sea to calm stormy waters may have been on to something, a new study suggests. The old practice reduces wind speeds in tropical hurricanes by damping ocean spray, according to a new mathematical “sandwich model”. As hurricane winds kick up ocean waves, large water droplets become suspended in the air. This cloud of spray can be treated mathematically as a third fluid sandwiched between the air and sea. “Our calculations show that drops in the spray decrease turbulence and reduce friction, allowing for far greater wind speeds – sometimes eight times...
  • 'Roid rage SPORTS: Accused players cry foul as Jose Canseco Takes a Swing at Baseball

    02/23/2005 12:59:52 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 13 replies · 802+ views
    Instead of pitchers and catchers, the opening of baseball's spring training seemed preoccupied by syringes and steroids. One day after stores began selling former American League MVP Jose Canseco's book of doping allegations, the New York Yankees, Washington Nationals, and Cincinnati Reds opened their training camps. In his first press conference, Yankees manager Joe Torre faced a torrent of questions about the proliferation of performance-enhancing drugs in America's pastime, with the subject taking the first half-hour of the 45-minute session: "It doesn't go away, unfortunately." In light of the quick sales of Mr. Canseco's new book, Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant...
  • A 'proud' moment for Sisler's family [Ichiro breaks single-season hits record]

    10/03/2004 8:48:31 AM PDT · by Mike Fieschko · 47 replies · 866+ views ^ | Oct 1, 2004 | Jim Street
    SEATTLE -- Three generations of the George Sisler family came to Safeco Field on Friday to witness -- and applaud -- the end of an 84-year-old Major League record dear to their hearts. The family patriarch set the all-time single-season hit record in 1920 when he had 257 hits for the St. Louis Browns. Bill Terry challenged the record in 1929 with 254 hits and Lefty O'Doul made a run the following year, also ending up with 254 hits. But Sisler's record has rested comfortably ever since -- until this season. Mariners right fielder Ichiro Suzuki used speed, bat control,...
  • Ichiro sets all-time single season hits record

    10/01/2004 8:00:39 PM PDT · by Screaming Eagle Red Leg · 12 replies · 354+ views
    Ichiro Suzuki of the Seattle Mariners has set the all-time single season hits record with two singles in his first two at bats tonight against Texas. He now has 258 for the season. The last year that any player reached 250 hits was 1930!