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  • Edgar Martinez should be in the baseball Hall of Fame

    01/07/2015 10:18:57 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 13 replies
    http://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | 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
    CBSnews.com ^ | 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
    WORLD MAGAZINE.COM ^ | FEBRUARY 23, 2005 | JOHN DAWSON
    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
    mlb.com ^ | 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!
  • Mariners Notebook: M's own up politically (Most players say they're for Bush in voting booth)

    09/16/2004 3:46:05 PM PDT · by Stoat · 50 replies · 978+ views
    The Seattle P.I. ^ | September 16, 2004 | DAVID ANDRIESEN
    Politically, the Mariners bat from the right. In a completely unscientific poll with a margin of error of 100 percent, we polled Mariners who are U.S. citizens and were handy, and asked who they supported for president. The results: Bush 13, Kerry 2, undecided 2. "A lot of it is money, taxes, and I think most ballplayers are conservatives," Scott Spiezio said. "I think if I were making $50,000 a year, I'd still be a conservative, though." Taxes are certainly an issue for major league baseball players, who make an average of about $2.5 million a year. Athletes also tend...
  • Court battle resumes .. over ancient remains (Kennewick Man)

    09/12/2003 1:51:35 PM PDT · by vannrox · 19 replies · 644+ views
    Tribnet.com, The News Tribune's online newspaper ^ | (Published 12:01AM, September 11th, 2003) | WILLIAM MCCALL; The Associated Press
    Court battle resumes between tribes, scientists over ancient remainsWILLIAM MCCALL; The Associated Press PORTLAND - The definition of "Native American" is at stake in deciding whether the 9,300-year-old skeleton known as Kennewick Man belongs to scientists or Indian tribes, lawyers for both sides told a federal appeals court Wednesday. The Interior Department has fought with scientists since the bones were discovered in 1996 along the banks of the Columbia River near Kennewick. A group of eight anthropologists who want to do research on the skeleton went to court to seek permission. But then-Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt ruled three years ago...
  • Baseball Worries About Opener in Japan

    03/18/2003 8:12:55 AM PST · by WaveThatFlag · 4 replies · 275+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 3/18/3 | BEN WALKER
    As they get closer to their season opener in Japan, the Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners are jittery. They're not the only ones - with war possible, major league baseball is wondering whether now's the time to play ball so far from home. There were no plans Monday for the teams to call off their trip to Tokyo. The A's and Mariners are supposed to leave in a couple of days and scheduled to play a two-game series beginning March 25. But commissioner Bud Selig and baseball officials were busy talking to the State Department, the FBI and other government...
  • Human Ashes Prompt Haz Mat Scare at Safeco Field

    05/25/2002 1:01:48 AM PDT · by notyourregularhandle · 19 replies · 579+ views
    KIRO 7 ^ | 5/24/2002 | KIRO
    SEATTLE -- Police and firefighters responded to a hazardous material scare at Safeco Field after a low-flying airplane dropped a box of powder on the Seattle ballpark. Police spokesman Duane Fish says the powder was determined to be the cremated remains of a person who had requested that the ashes be scattered there. Fire Lieutenant Harold Webb says a box carrying the ashes hit the roof of Safeco Field shortly after ten o'clock. He says the haz-mat crew wasn't sure about the powder until they heard through the F-A-A what the pilot was doing. The incident was over in about...
  • Mariners Won't Stand For Offensive Clothing, Signs

    04/29/2002 9:36:41 PM PDT · by BluesDuke · 15 replies · 694+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 29 April 2002 | Janie McAuley
    SEATTLE (AP) -- There was a no-no at Safeco Field this weekend and it had nothing to do with New York pitcher Ted Lilly's near feat. This one was a scolding. Seattle Mariners fans who tried to wear ``Yankees Suck'' T-shirts during a three-game series against New York were told to turn their shirts inside out, take them off or leave. ``We may lead the league in ejections from the ballpark, but not because fans are misbehaving more here but because we don't tolerate much,'' team spokeswoman Rebecca Hale said. ``This is about appropriate behavior. We have a code of...
  • Edgar (Martinez) faces surgery to remove ruptured tendon

    04/13/2002 5:30:31 AM PDT · by ValerieUSA · 2 replies · 324+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | Saturday, April 13, 2002 | JOHN HICKEY
    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Edgar Martinez will undergo a relatively new surgery this morning to remove a ruptured hamstring tendon from behind his left knee. The Mariners learned that last night, shortly after a 7-3 victory over Texas that was fueled by Martinez's replacement as the team's designated hitter, Ruben Sierra. What the Mariners haven't learned is just how long they will be without Martinez. They should have that information today after Rangers team orthopedist John Conway performs the surgery. The surgery is past the experimental stage, but Conway, one of the leaders in the field, has done perhaps 10 of...