Tag Archives: Seattle Mariners

Twilight of the Roids

The baseball world has moved on. Unless unforeseen circumstances (e.g., a rainout; another club hoping to catch lightning in a bottle in 2018, or by some arrangement even in 2017) prevail, Alex Rodriguez will not play major-league ball after August … Continue reading

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Masahiro Tanaka in the New Year

The major-leagues’ sweepstakes for twenty-five-year-old Masahiro Tanaka, who had an incredible 24-0 record for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of the 2007 Japan Pacific League in 2013, is on. Teams figuring to bid high (a lot of money) and far … Continue reading

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The New Breed Is Old Hat

Robinson Cano could not leave $70 million on the table. That is roughly the difference between what the storied New York Yankees offered their star second baseman and what the Seattle Mariners are paying. The Mariners have set Cano for … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Ichiro

The Right Off the Bat team joins the rest of the baseball world in hailing Ichiro Suzuki. Who would’ve thought in a New York Yankees uniform no less the great hitter would join the ranks of Ty Cobb and Pete … Continue reading

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Mariano Rivera Retires

Number 42 will be retired forever throughout Major League Baseball at the end of this season. It is the uniform number that Jackie Robinson wore: now on but one, with his own legacy. Mariano Rivera, who will be forty-four on … Continue reading

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The Suzuki Steal

Wait . . . hold on . . . what the hell just happened? How on earth did Mr. Seattle say sayonara to the Mariners and arrive at the New York Yankees on Monday and play a game (and win) … Continue reading

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Tough-luck Buck

Buck Showalter was a fine minor-league first baseman in the Yankees farm system. He had the poor luck of being at that position when Don Mattingly was bashing all those home runs. Showalter was then given the job of managing … Continue reading

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They’d Name a Candy Bar after Me

When Reggie Jackson of the Baltimore Orioles boasted ca. 1976 that “They’d name a candy bar after me if I played in New York” he wasn’t kidding. I (Evander) remember a 1977 Yankee Stadium opening-day field littered with thousands of … Continue reading

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Yankees Trade Young Bat and Catching Prospect for Young Pitching, and Ink Innings’ Eater

Pending an official announcement, the New York Yankees and the Seattle Mariners, franchises with a history (A-Rod, Ken Griffey Jr., Randy Johnson, Jay Buhner, plus probably the greatest five-game Division Series ever [October 1995]), have completed a swap that will … Continue reading

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All Across the Telegraph His Name It Did Resound

Mariano Rivera mowed down the Minnesota Twins in the ninth inning of a close game, during the heat of a pennant race, thereby becoming the all-time leader in saves in baseball history. He did it at Yankee Stadium and made … Continue reading

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