Tag Archives: Mariners

The Kid bows out of the picture

Ken Griffey Jr. may have been our generation’s Mickey Mantle, the player who was admired and beloved beyond his home stadium, the kid who managed to do things on a baseball field that few other players of his time could do. I have vivid memories of Griffey’s career from start to finish, which came yesterday

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Snow day

After one round of shoveling, the snow’s still coming down here in New Jersey and the sidewalks and steps are again beneath a few inches. The plows haven’t been back in hours, but at this point I may just wait for the morning, when it’s all finished. At least I won’t have to shovel all

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The breezy comfort of a Midwestern, Rust Belt summer evening

This is the problem with having a blog but not being diligent about updating it through the season. I’ll start a post but then get distracted or bored or tired and will leave it for later. And then it will completely slip my mind, and “later” is then defined as “months after I started.” So

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Just a little this ‘n that

This year’s Hot Stove, Cool Music event features Mets GM Omar Minaya during the roundtable discussion at Fenway Park. It will be interesting to see what he has to say. (It will also be interesting to see what Bill Janovitz has to say after the music portion in the evening.) Matt Holliday switched his number

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2008 preview: AL West

I’m not sure how much predicting, per se, I’m going to do with my previews this year. I didn’t even do any last year, so I think I’d grown tired of the standard prognostication that everyone does this time of year and over the next six weeks. I will still list the teams in each

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