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What do some of the most successful teams in any professional sport have in common? Their owners are actively involved and can be seen. For the Seattle Mariners, that is not the case. For whatever reason, Hiroshi Yamauchi has decided not to be involved with the MLB team he owns and instead employs two men to represent him (Howard Lincoln and Chuck Armstrong). At what point of buying a professional franchise you just decide that you are not going to be involved?
If I had enough money lying around in a bank account to buy a big league team, I wouldn't just say, “eh”, and have someone else take over it. I would be out there everyday drinking beers with the fans who are giving me more money, and I would be taking batting practice with the team. Hiroshi totally reminds me of that one kid we all knew growing up who had every toy possible and when you went over, he was lame and boring because he didn't really want to play with any of them.
If I could choose someone to be...
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Growing up as a teenager in the 90s, there were two TV shows that were constantly in the loop between 5pm-7pm in syndication. One, Saved by the Bell. Two, the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. The latter helped to launch the acting career of Will Smith. But let’s be honest, we all watched because Carlton Banks was the funny one. One individual is still watching it, all the time. Seattle...
The Seattle Mariners have placed catcher Jesus Sucre on the
15-day disabled list with a left hand injury, according to Greg Johns of
Sucre has been out since he was hit on the left hand with a bat on a backswing during Tuesday’s contest against the Chicago White Sox.
While he doesn’t have any broken bones in his hand, he does have a severe bone
This woman is a huge fan of star Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez, but from the looks of things, she's way more into this massive turkey leg.
During Sunday's Mariners-Yankees game at Safeco Field, this Felix Hernandez fan in a regal crown paid tribute to King Felix by smuggling a turkey leg into King's Court section of the stands. Or maybe the Safeco serf thought it was a Renaissance faire.
Either way, it turned out to be a black night as New York won, 2-1, and took three of four from the home team this weekend.
Although there have been a lot of struggles with plate discipline for Mike Zunino in Triple-A Tacoma, the situation at catcher on the big league roster finally became dire enough that Seattle made the move to promote their 2012 1st round pick to the major leagues today.
SeattleClubhouse brings you an interview with the Seattle Mariners' 3rd Round selection in the 2013 MLB Draft, outfielder Tyler O'Neill out of Garibaldi SS in British Columbia. Get to know the young hitter who has been compared to Brett Lawrie and who was rated as the 69th overall draft prospect in this class by Baseball America.
Seattle Mariners first baseman Kendrys Morales was removed
from yesterday’s contest against the New York Yankees due to back stiffness,
according to Greg Johns of MLB.com. Manager Eric Wedge told reporters after the
game that Morales is considered day to day.
"His back locked up on him," manager Eric Wedge
said. "He's feeling better. They've been...
Hisashi Iwakuma allowed an unearned run in seven innings and the Seattle Mariners beat Houston 3-2 on Monday night, sending the Astros to their fifth straight defeat.
Raul Ibanez hit his team-high 12th home run and Michael Morse had an RBI double for Seattle.
Iwakuma (7-1) gave up four hits, struck out eight and walked one while reducing his ERA to 1.79, second-lowest in the majors...
Few things are more dangerous to a baseball organization than a general manager desperately trying to save his job, and if there's a list of GMs on the hot seat, Jack Zduriencik is probably on it. With Seattle sitting at 28-37 -- 11 games out of first place in the AL West, 10 games out of a wild card spot, and carrying the AL's second-worst run differential -- it appears...
The Seattle Mariners minor league affiliates are getting towards their All-Star breaks and California League officials selected three of the M's farmhands to the team of midsummer's best in High-A.
When the United States men's national team finally made it up to the Pacific Northwest, where the craziest of soccer crazies have resided for some time now, it was to be a perfect match.
In a region where the cooler temperatures should favor the Americans over all their more southerly rivals and large crowds could be relied upon to be overwhelmingly pro-USA, those factors would...
Every time Felix Hernandez takes the mound, something special can happen.
The 2010 American League Cy Young winner is 105-80 with a 3.18 ERA in his eight-plus year career (through June 7, 2013).
Imagine how many more victories the Seattle Mariners right-hander would have if he pitched for a better team. Example: He was just one game over .500 at 13-12 in 2010, but posted an AL...
Back on Sunday during the Seattle Mariners/New York Yankees game, home plate umpire Mike Muchlinsk had a little issue with his footing in the first inning.
Watch as Mike falls down after trying to get out of the way of Mariners catcher Kelly Shoppach attempting to catch a foul ball hit by Yankees outfielder Vernon Wells:
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Vinnie Catricala is heading home! The Sacramento native was sent from the Seattle Mariners to the Oakland Athletics this morning in exchange for a player to be named. No note on where Catricalla will be sent, but he was batting .253 in the Southern League (Double-A), so you can only expect he’d play for the Midland Rockhounds once assigned.
22 year old, Catricala was ranked 12th...
Home plate umpire Mike Muchlinski had a little trouble with his footing during the first inning of Sunday’s Mariners and Yankees’ game at Safeco Field. Muchlinski was doing his best to avoid Mariners catcher Kelly Shoppach who was chasing a Vernon Wells foul ball. The result was quite hilarious.
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