Mariners

Stripping the Mariners for Parts

How Jerry Dipoto’s radical rebuild feels like an emotionless venture capital operation.

 

Safeco Field Funding Referendum Withdrawn

The mysterious backers of the initiative won’t say why, but some think it’s because they couldn’t get funding to gather the necessary signatures.

 

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King County’s Safeco Funding Package Might Go to Referendum Vote

The initiative, filed by a group called “Citizens Against Sports Stadium Subsidies,” could put the $135 million spending plan on the ballot early next year.

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It’s Official: Safeco Field Will Get $135 Million in Taxpayer Funds

Critical King County Councilmembers call plan “a fleecing” and “irresponsible.”

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Safeco Field Will Get a New Name Next Year

Seattle Mariners could make over $100 million from naming rights.

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Sparks Continue to Fly Over Safeco Field Maintenance Funding

PFD board member argues that $180 million in public money for stadium upkeep lets Mariners off the hook.

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Advocates Call on King County to Fund Affordable Housing Instead of Safeco Field

While pressure mounts, councilmembers are non-committal about the plan to spend $180 million on stadium upkeep.

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Seattle Mariners Won’t Renew Safeco Field Lease Without County Taxpayer Funds

A potential reallocation of $180 million in maintenance funds puts things in a “very precarious” position.

James Paxton has led the way for the Mariners. Photo by Andy Witchger/Flickr

So… the Mariners Are Actually Good?

Preparing for a summer of fun, meaningful baseball.

James Paxton has led the way for the Mariners. Photo by Andy Witchger/Flickr
Some King County elected leaders want to spend $180 million on maintenance of Safeco Field in Seattle. 
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King County Leaders Want to Spend $180 Million on Safeco Field

But one councilmember thinks funding for affordable housing and the arts should come before subsidizing stadium maintenance.

Some King County elected leaders want to spend $180 million on maintenance of Safeco Field in Seattle. 
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The King’s Court. Photo by Chase N./Flickr

An Open Letter to the King’s Court

The Mariners boast the best cheering section in baseball, but there’s one major issue…

The King’s Court. Photo by Chase N./Flickr
Robinson Cano still seeks his first playoff appearance as a Mariner. Photo by Keith Allison/Flickr

For Love of the Shame: A 2018 Seattle Mariners Preview

With hope in short supply, it’s best to accept that we root for baseball’s worst franchise.

Robinson Cano still seeks his first playoff appearance as a Mariner. Photo by Keith Allison/Flickr
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The Passion of Ichiro Suzuki

Three passages from ESPN’s article on the 44-year-old Mariner capture the sacrifice at the heart of his greatness.

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Ichiro Returns to the Mariners

The club signed the iconic outfielder to a one-year deal. Let’s appreciate the simple joy of that.

Edgar’s still waiting… (Photo by clare_and_ben/Flickr)

Edgar Martinez Shut Out of the Hall of Fame Again

The greatest designated hitter of all-time only has one year remaining on the ballot.

Edgar’s still waiting… (Photo by clare_and_ben/Flickr)