Into the Wayback Machine
While we wait for the next episode of Jerry Dipoto's Mariner Makeover Trade Bonanza, we thought we'd post a few items from the great history of The Grand Salami. During its 22 year run as a print magazine, we featured player interviews, news of the day, and columns from local sportswriters like Rob Neyer, Mike Gastineau, and Jim Caple.
We've already posted a few bits from the archive, but here are a few more from 2008, the year of the $100 million+ player payroll that resulted in a 100+ loss season. The year of Carlos Silva, Erik Bedard, and Bill Bavasi's last days screwing up the Mariner franchise. Enjoy.
- Dodging the Draft, by Jim Caple
- The Five Stages of Mariner Fandom, by Alex Hart
- Voice of the Mariners: a Q & A with the late, great Dave Niehaus on the occasion of his induction into the baseball Hall of Fame