This Month’s Issue
ShipwreckedBuy the new book Shipwrecked:
A Peoples' History of the Seattle Mariners, by The Grand Salami's own Jon Wells.
One of the high-ranking executives primarily responsible for the Mariners’ decline over the last decade is finally gone.
There was some roster movement with Dustin Ackley and Brad Miller arriving from Tacoma and some injuries, including Michael Saunders […]
If you look at three other franchises, the road-map to success is apparent, but you can’t screw up along the […]
In Samuel Beckett’s play two bums named Vladimir and Estragon sit around and as the title suggests wait for Godot […]
Art Thiel, always ready to throw Schadenfreude around like so much nightshade, tweets this morning that Ichiro is back and […]
Determining the price of a Mariners ticket is a complicated matter these days.
26-year-old Felix Hernandez signed the richest contract ever by a pitcher today in a press conference at Safeco Field.
Ichiro did Seattle fans a huge favor in asking for a trade.
Why, in the name of Randy Johnson, would anyone leave a no-hitter early?
“I crushed both of them,” Justin Smoak said after a game earlier this year. “The first one, I hit well. The second one—that’s all I’ve got.”
Given a choice,very few fans would choose to have an owner or owners like the Seattle Mariners have, a dysfunctional group that has run the franchise into the ground for the last decade. While you were probably aware that the M’s have finished in last place in six of the last eight seasons,you probably didn’t know that the team now ranks 28th out of30 teams in attendance in Major League Baseball. In 2002 the M’s topped the list at #1.
The Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics kicked off the 2012 baseball season a week before the rest of MLB, with games on March 28th and 29th in Tokyo, Japan. The M’s took the first game 3-1 in eleven innings behind two RBI from Dustin Ackley, while Oakland captured the second game 4-1, hitting late home runs against three different Mariners relief pitchers after Eric Wedge pulled Jason Vargas—who was working on a two-hit shutout in the seventh inning—after a mere 85 pitches.