Seattle has been built on some amazing sports teams, the Seahawks, Seattle Mariners, Supersonics, Sounders, Seattle Storm, and at one time The Metropolitans. Sports are a true passion of the people of Washington and we've wanted a hockey team for a long time...
There's a saying that goes something like, "The sun doesn't shine on the same dog's behind every day". Basically, one can't expect to have everything go in their favor all the time. My 16 year-old son, Drew, is putting that adage to the test.
Having recently turned 50 years old, the milestone birthday has not fallen lightly on me. Even though it has been just over a month, there are a couple of things that, almost overnight, vaulted to the top of my "Big Book of Things That Are Important" list.
"People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring." - Rogers Hornsby
In 2020, the wait for the return of Our National Pastime to return has never felt longer but, mercifully for us "seamheads", today is the day that the Great American Game finally returns! Baseball is back and I couldn't be happier.
While it seemingly took forever for former Seattle Mariners great Edgar Martinez to finally be elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, it was even longer than that when Gar paid a visit to Yakima the summer following his retirement from baseball.
Prior to yesterday's home opener for the Minnesota Twins, Seattle Mariners starting pitcher James Paxton - a native of Canada nicknamed "Big Maple" - was the target of an American Bald Eagle that may have taken umbrage to a foreigner on the diamond of America's National Pastime.