It’s unknown at this point in the game how many more at bats Seattle will get trying to bring an NBA franchise back to town, but right now the Seattle Mariners are working on a shutout against such aspirations.
The same can be said about the Maloofs and the Sacremento Kings.
On Tuesday, the Mariners sent a formal letter -- signed by team chairman, Howard Lincoln -- to the city of Seattle and King County officials standing against the notion of a new multipurpose arena sharing the same neighborhood as Safeco Field, home to the Mariners.
Lincoln and the Mariners’ concerns: parking issues, event schedule conflicts, and an already congested neighborhood serving as the playground to both Safeco Field and CenturyLink Field -- home to the NFL’s Seahawks and MSL’s Sounders.
Forget taking their ball and going home. The Mariners plan to resist the game getting to that point as they oppose the general idea of a proposal to build a new NBA and shared NHL arena in Seattle, or at least in...