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 By Matt Baide    Sports    October 20, 2022

What a ride for the 2022 Mariners

It's Oct. 8, and I'm running errands to help my brother and sister in-law prepare for my nephew's third birthday party in Richland. The Mariners second playoff game against the Toronto Blue Jays had begun. The Mariners had already won the first game...


The Mariners' curse is finally broken

I don’t want to jinx it, curse it, whatever you want to call it, but after 21 years of involuntary abstinence, the Seattle Mariners should break the longest playoff drought in pro sports. It’s been a long time since the Mariners were in the playo...

 By Matt Baide    Sports    August 11, 2022

The Mariners have been fun, playoffs or not

The year is 1995, and the Mariners are facing the New York Yankees in Game 5 of the American League Divisional Series. Edgar Martinez hits the ball down the left field line and Ken Griffey Jr. motors around the bases and slides home for the...

 By Matt Baide    Sports    July 14, 2022

Go watch Sue Bird ball before she's gone

One of the greatest players to ever put on a uniform in Seattle will be retiring at the end of the WNBA season. Sue Bird, who has played for the Seattle Storm since being drafted first overall in 2002, is calling it a career after this season. If...

 By Matt Baide    Sports    July 7, 2022

The ebb and flow of a sports season

For people not on social media, I envy you. If you’re involved in Seattle sports Twitter, Facebook or Reddit, you have probably seen the highs and lows of a sports season as it happens. People reacting (and overreacting) to everything posted by...


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