Mariners Make Us Remember What We Loved About the Sonics

Last Friday, a Major League Baseball team did an unprecedented thing. ¬†They celebrated another sports franchise. ¬†Even odder, in this case, it was a former franchise. The Seattle Mariners didn't make any new friends in David Stern's office by providing the city it's first chance to collect 16 legends from a team that no longer exists, and get …

Baseball’s Balancing Act – Fans vs VIP’s

Now, to understand where this article comes from, you'll probably have to have known me for a few decades.  So if you didn't know me in 1988, you'll need to imagine two high school kids going to a Mariners game, buying $3 GA tix, going up those big grey ramps at the Kingdome, and climbing the fence that separated the good ramp from the bad ram…

Sad Eyes at Safeco

It's a cold, miserable gray day, which is fitting given the reason we are all congregating together. I'm not sure what to expect when I park my car in the Mariners lot south of the stadium, walk down the stairs, and cross the street to the southwest corner of the stadium.   We've all been to this place a hundred times, but never with our heads…