Debuting in 1996 with a four-issue season, The Grand Salami has published six issues per year seven when the Ms made the postseason ever since. If you skipped any along the way, nows your chance to see what you missed! You can also order via phone by calling 206-762-9229 (Visa/MasterCard/Discover) or by mail (check or money order payable to The Grand Salami) by sending a written order to Grand Salami Back Issues, P.O. Box 16164, Seattle, WA 98116.
April 2016: It's a new season with a lot of new faces for the M's. Learn about Jerry Dipoto, Scott Servais, and the retooled Seattle lineup in the Salami's season preview issue. Plus, Jim Caple, visiting team information, player profiles, And more!
May 2016: This issue includes a feature on outfielder/DH Nelson Cruz, a look at the top pitchers in the Mariner farm system, and a tribute to Korean slugger Dae-ho Lee!
June 2016: Cover-featuring second baseman Robinson Canó! Plus features on the Mariners' change of ownership, first baseman Dae-ho Lee, and an interview with catcher Chris Iannetta!
July 2016: Korean sensation Dae-ho Lee gets the spotlight this issue, plus features on manager Sott Servais, closer Steve Cishek, this year's draft picks, coach Edgar Martinez, and more!
August 2016: We celebrate the career of Hall of Famer Ken Griffey Jr., the first player in the Hall of Fame to wear a Seattle cap, with several pieces on the Mariners' one and only #24.
August 2016 (A): Variant cover. Sold out.
September 2016: Fireballing reliever Edwin Diaz is featured. Also in this issue, interviews with All-Star second baseman Robinson Canó and legendary broadcaster Vin Scully! Plus a look back at the 2016 season for Mariner farm teams, player profiles, and more.
April 2015: High expectations greet the M's going into this season, but we've heard that before. Is it real this time? Interview with new Mariner Nelson Cruz and a chronicle of the Major League career of comedian Will Ferrell.
May 2015: Interviews with Nelson Cruz and Mike Zunino, dynamic pricing is hurting attendance, top ten M's pitching prospects, and more.
June 2015: Conversations with third baseman Kyle Seager and outfielders Justin Ruggiano and Seth Smith; Felix hits some career milestones; the M's lack of fundamentals on the field. Sold out.
July 2015: Felix Hernandez continues to dominate the league. Plus, a Q & A with pitcher Taijuan Walker and analysis of Lloyd McClendon's handling of the squad.
August 2015: Interviews with pitching coach Rick Waits, closer Carson Smith, and Taijuan Walker. Plus part one of a long conversation with Brad Adam of Root Sports, the end is near for Jack Zduriencik, and more!
September 2015: Retrospection on the season that was, plus part two of the Brad Adam interview, a review of How Seattle Became a Big-League Sports Town, and more.
April 2014: Does the arrival of free agent Robinson Cano mean a new era for the Ms, or is this just another high-priced bust of a signing? Plus, new manager Lloyd McClendon takes over, giving the season an air of real potential.
May 2014: Interviews with shortstop Brad Miller and hitting coach Howard Johnson headline this issue, plus photos from Oakland, minor league analysis, and Jim Caples thoughts on Mariner-focused major movies.
June 2014: Interviews with catcher Mike Zunino, infielder Willie Bloomquist, and pitching coach Rick Waits. Also, Dave Mahler praises the virtues of Robinson Cano and Jim Caple discusses the Mariners unfair travel schedule.
June 2014 (A): Yankees series variant cover.
July 2014: Speculation on what the upcoming trade deadline might mean for the Ms, an interview with rookie outfielder James Jones, a turn-back-the-clock photospread, and a wide-ranging talk with sports photographer Michael Zagaris.
August 2014: Q & A features with first-time All-Star Kyle Seager, reliever Tom Wilhelmsen, slugger Logan Morrison, and more with Michael Zagaris. Plus Dave Mahler looks at the role of an agent and Jim Caple looks at Fernando Rodneys quiver of arrows.
September 2014: The 14 season saw the Mariners contending for the first time in ages, and the Salami gives credit to manager Lloyd McClendon. Plus, interviews with new center fielder Austin Jackson, former manager Lou Piniella, coach Andy Van Slyke, and more with Michael Zagaris.
April 2013: Previewing a 2013 season that brought the Astros into the American League, shorter fences to Safeco Field, a contract extension for Felix Hernández, and one-dimensional new bats in the persons of Kendrys Morales and Mike Morse!
May 2013: Interviews witrh ace pitcher Felix Hernandez and manager Eric Wedge headline this issue, plus speculation on minor-league catching prospect Mike Zunino and Jim Caples analysis of the art of catching a ball in the stands.
June 2013: The problems of 2013s campaign are dissected here with blame placed on manager Eric Wedge, among others. Plus an interview with outfielder/DH Mike Morse, a look at the next batch of Mariner farmhands, and Jim Caple pitches ideas for what to do with the new Safeco Field scoreboard.
June 2013 (A): Yankees series variant cover.
June 2013 (B): Cubs series variant cover.
July 2013: Star pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma is interviewed, as are rookie infielder Nick Franklin and Director of Scouting Tom McNamara. Also, discussion of Eric Wedge's performance as steward of yet another losing season and a comparison of woe: Who has it worse, Mariner fans or Cub fans?
August 2013: A late-season surge by the Seattle offense is discussedis it real or just a tease? Plus, examination of Jack Zduriencik's tenure as GM, a profile of new shortstop Brad Miller, and more of last issues interview with Director of Scouting Tom McNamara.
September 2013:The Grand Salami looks ahead to 2014 and demands accountability for the preceding ten seasons. Also, features on Raul Ibañez and instant replay, as well as interviews with first-round draft pick DJ Peterson and the conclusion of the Q & A with Tom McNamara.
April 2011: New manager Eric Wedge talks with the Salami this month alongside our season preview feature. We also remember broadcaster Dave Niehaus, speculate on Felix Hernandez's value to the team, and offer some suggestions to Mariner ownership.
May 2011: Interviews with pitcher Michael Pineda and batting coach Chirs Chambliss, plus features on the team's poor showing in the early season, who's coming up in the minor leagues, and the Top Ten benefits Felix Hernandez gets for being Seattle's King.
June 2011: Justin Smoak and Aaron Laffey interviews, a feature on broadcaster Ken Wilson, and Jim Caple compares the Mariners' hideous teal jereys to other Seattle sartorial mistakes. Sold out.
July 2011: If it's July, it must be trade time and the Salami speculates on possible moves. Plus, an interview with top draft pick Danny Hultzen and Jim Caple's ideas for new stadium concessions.
August 2011: The arrival of Dustin Ackley to the bigs leads off this month, with features on the King's Court cheering section, top minor league prospects James Paxton and Taijuan Walker, pitching coach Carl Willis, and shortstop Brendan Ryan following. Sold out.
September 2011: A memorial to the popular longtime peanut vendor Rick Kaminski, a look ahead to 2012, interviews with former manager Lou Piniella and former GM Pat Gillick, and a special piece from Dave Andy Niehaus reflecting on his dad, Hall of Fame announcer Dave Niehaus.
April 2010: 2010 began with high hopes for the M's, detailed in this year's season preview. Interviews with pitcher Cliff Lee, General Manager Jack Zduriencik, and award-winning sportswriter Art Thiel. Also, Jim Caple suggests ticket promotions for the season.
May 2010: Interviews with outfielder Franklin Gutierrez, pitcher Felix Hernandez, former GM Woody Woodward, and stadium public address announcer Tom Hutyler. Plus, Ken Griffey's season to date, pitching coach Rick Adair, and Jim Caple on modern scoreboard-watching.
June 2010: The season's early promise evaporated in a hurry, and this issue looks at why. Manager Don Wakamatsu is featured, plus Q & A with pitcher Doug Fister, a look at street vendors outside Safeco Field, and more. Sold out.
July 2010: Our Ken Griffey Jr. tribute issue following #24's retirement includes reflections on the greatest Mariner to play the game from many sources. Plus, an interview with former Mariner top prospect Brandon Morrow and speculation on the fate of Cliff Lee.
July 2010 (A): Yankees series variant cover. Sold out.
August 2010: Initial reactions to the Cliff Lee trade and an interview with new first baseman Justin Smoak. Also, Lou Piniella, Jim Caple on the M's draft history, letters from our readers, a Wry Bread cartoon, and more.
September 2010: We close the 2010 season with an interview with the Mariners' top pick in the '09 draft, future star Dustin Ackley. Plus a Q & A with commissioner Bud Selig, speculation on the next M's managerial hire, and a look back at baseball in the 1970s.
April 2009: The Jack Zduriencik era begins with a Welcome Home Junior cover and inside features on new manager Don Wakamatsu, the 2009 campaign, and top prospects in the M's minor league system. Plus part II of the interview of former GM Hal Keller and more.
May 2009: Felix Hernandez is cover-featured and interviewed in this issue. Other interviews this month are Franklin Gutierrez, right-hander Chris Jakubauskas, and former GM Dick Balderson. Plus, scouting Ichiro, Jim Caple, and more.
June 2009: The previous month's Turn-Back-the-Clock Night is cover-featured with Ichiro in a period Seattle Rainiers uniform. Interviews inside with outifelder Endy Chavéz and former GM Dick Balderson. Also, clubhouse chemistry, Jim Caple, and more!
July 2009: Ichiro graces the cover in celebration of his 9th consecutive All-Star appearance. Inside are features on the legacy of Randy Johnson, the year's draft haul, and interviews with first baseman Russell Branyan and former GM Woody Woodward.
August 2009: Features this month include analysis of Jack Zduriencik's trade deadline maneuvers, a look at closer David Aardsma, interviews with outfielder Michael Saunders and former GM Woody Woodward, reflections on the Kingdome, and more.
September 2009: This issue includes reflections on Ken Griffey, Jr.'s return to the M's; Jack Zduriencik's first year as GM; 2009 in the farm system; and interviews with former GM Woody Woodward and Seattle Post-Intelligencer sportswriter Art Thiel.
April 2008: 2008 ended up as a nightmare season, but it opened with high expectations for the M's. Interviews with manager John McLaren and pitching coach Mel Stottlemyre, features on pitcher Erik Bedard and first-round draftee Phillippe Aumont, and more.
May 2008: Left fielder Raúl Ibañez is interviewed this month and featured on the cover. Also, the quest to bring more women to Safeco Field, Minor League Wrap, a tribute to ex-Mariner catcher John Marzano, and more.
June 2008: A look at the M's gross mismanagement of the 2008 season joins features on ticket scalping, the draft, Bill Bavasi, and interviews with Ryan Rowland-Smith, Carlos Silva, backup catcher Jamie Burke, and former GM Lou Gorman.
July 2008: At long last, Bill Bavasi is fired as Mariners GM and the Salami rejoices. Also, interviews with former GM Lou Gorman and Latino baseball pioneer Preston Gomez, speculation on the fate of Erik Bedard, Minor League Wrap, and more.
August 2008: Broadcaster Dave Niehaus is cover-featured in celebration of his induction into the baseball Hall of Fame. Interviews with Niehaus and former GM Dan O'Brien, Minor League Wrap, Jim Caple, Turn Back the Clock Day in San Diego, and more.
September 2008: Part II of the interview with broadcaster Dave Niehaus accompanies chats with former GM Hal Keller, shortstop Yuniesky Betancourt, Hall of Fame manager Dick Williams, features on the M's upcoming offseason, and more.
April 2007: A preview of the 2007 season. Included are interviews with M's manager Mike Hargrove, bench coach John McLaren, and former star outfielder Jay Buhner. Plus, Mike Gastineau introduces fans to new play-by-play man Dave Sims.
May 2007: Felix Hernandez is cover-featured with accompanying article by Mike Gastineau. Also: Part two of last month's John McLaren interview, a lengthy article on Padres CEO and former A's GM and MLB vice president Sandy Alderson, and more.
June 2007: June's big story, the return of Ken Griffey Jr. to Seattle during an Interleague series with the Cincinnati Reds. Also, Mike Gastineau writes about the multi-talented Miguel Batista, part two of May's Sandy Alderson feature, and more.
June 2007 (A): Ken Griffey Jr. variant cover. Sold out.
July 2007: Interviews with All-Star closer J.J. Putz and right fielder José Guillén, Jim Caple discusses the Mariner strategy at the July 31 trading deadline, part one of a fascinating interview with Major League umpire Gerry Davis, and more.
August 2007: Features include Ichiro's contract extension, John McLaren's ascention to manager after Mike Hargrove's abrupt mid-season resignation, part two of the Gerry Davis interview from July, an interview with Ken Griffey Jr., and more.
September 2007: Includes an interview with catcher Kenji Johjima, a photospread of July 29th's Turn-Back-the-Clock game, a look at the mammoth losing streak that doomed the M's '07 campaign, columns from Mike Gastineau and Jim Caple, and more.
April 2006: The '06 season is previewed inside, along with coverage of the inaugural World Baseball Claassic, an interview with new DH Carl Everett, Q & A sessions with Seattle General Manager Bill Bavasi and Oakland GM Billy Beane, and more.
May 2006: Interviews with catcher Kenji Johjima, pitcher Jarrod Washburn, coaches Jeff Pentland and Rafael Chaves, and former Mariner pitcher Bobby Madritsch; a look at historic Fenway Park; and Mike Gastineau sings the praises of Richie Sexson. No, really.
June 2006: Interviews with second baseman José Lopez, shortstop Yuniesky Betancourt, and revliever J.J. Putz; a profile of UW Huskies pitcher Tim Lincecum; coverage of the SABR convention in Seattle; a review of the new realease of Ball Four; and more.
July 2006: Featuring interviews with Raúl Ibañez, Brandon Morrow, and Eddie Guardado; a history of the ill-fated Seattle Pilots; Mike Gastineau's column about Torii Hunter's quest to revitalize the game's African-American population; and more. Sold out.
August 2006: Ichiro graces the cover in his retro Seattle Pilots jersey from Turn-Back-the-Clock day, while inside are interviews with two actual Seattle Pilots, Mike Marshall and Jim Bouton. Plus a look back at notable July 31 trade deadline deals.
September 2006: Mike Gastineau writes about Jamie Moyer after his trade to Philadelphia; interviews with Ben Broussard, Mark Lowe, and George Sherrill; Minor League Wrap; and a Q & A with Mariner beat writer Corey Brock of MLB.com.
April 2005: Previewing the 2005 season with features on manager Mike Hargrove, Ichiro's record-breaking 262-hit season, Mariners Fantasy Camp, Minor League Wrap, and more.
May 2005: Third baseman Adrian Beltre graces the cover this month, with interviews inside with Beltre, farmhand Matt Tuiasosopo, and Negro Leagues legend Buck O'Neil; much more.
June 2005: Cover-featured is new first baseman Richie Sexson, who is interviewed this issue. Also interviewed are outfielder Jeremy Reed and utilityman Willie Bloomquist. Plus columns by Mike Gastineau and Jim Caple, Ichiro on Ichiro, and more.
July 2005: This month cover-features Ichiro Suzuki. Inside are interviews with Jeff Clement, Chris Snelling, and '95 heroes Norm Charlton and Mike Blowers. Jim Caple also reflects on 1995.
August 2005: Features on the July 31 trade deadline; veteran pitcher Jamie Moyer; and a chat with GM Bill Bavasi, Manager Mike Hargrove, and the M's coahes about the disappointing season thus far.
April 2004: The 2004 preview issue includes interviews with new General Manager Bill Bavasi and sportswriter Art Thiel; Mike Gastineau on closer Eddie Guardado; an account of Mariners Fantasy Camp; Jim Caple predicts the season highlights; and more.
May 2004: Interviews with catcher Dan Wilson, outfielder Raúl Ibañez, Angels GM Arte Moreno, and sportswriter Art Thiel; a look at the top pitching prospets in the M's system; Jim Caple on the art of the box score; and more.
June 2004: It didn't take long to realize that Bill Bavasi was running the team into the ground, and this month we get into the evidence. Plus Mike Gastineau on how to properly heckle form the stands, Jim Caple steps into the box against live major league pitching, and more.
July 2004: Included this month are interviews with CEO Howard Lincoln and hitting coach Paul Molitor, a recap of the June amateur draft, speculation on potential trade deadline dealings, and more.
August 2004: Local favorite Bucky Jacobsen is interviewed this month. Plus, a look at the career of Jay Buhner, Q & A with Tacoma Rainiers manager Dan Rohn, and a chat with the man inside the Mariner Moose costume. Sold out.
September 2004: Featuring Edgar Martinez as he heads into his retirement. Also, interviews with broadcaster Ron Fairly and top draft pick Matt Tuiasosopo, comparisons between the '04 M's and the worst Seattle teams of the past, and more. Sold out.
April 2003: Previewing the 2003 season, the first of the post-Lou Piniella era. Featuring interviews with Piniella and new manager Bob Melvin, Mike Gastineau on Jeff Cirillo's need for a comeback season, Jim Caple on the age of the M's lineup, and more.
May 2003: Interviews this month with pitcher Joel Piñeiro, manager Bob Melvin, left fielder Randy Winn, and former M Charles Gipson. Plus, a critical look at the Seattle front office, Mike Gastineau on the art of the steal, and Jim Caple on the evil empire known as the Yankees.
June 2003: Bret Boone, Mike Cameron, Gil Meche, and Pat Gillick are interviewed this month. Plus Minor League Wrap, Mike Gastineau on Bud Selig's reign of change and terror, Jim Caple, and more.
July 2003: Interviews galore this month, including chats with pitcher Jamie Moyer, manager Bob Melvin, reliever Shigetoshi Hasegawa, utilityman Mark McLemore, and prospects Travis Blackley and Rett Johnson. Plus, Jim Caple suggests ways to fix the All-Star Game.
July 2003 (A): Variant All-Star cover.
August 2003: Part II of our Jamie Moyer interview, interviews with reliever Arthur Rhodes and fomer manager Lou Piniella, Mike Gastineau examines the differences between Piniella and Bob Melvin, and Jim Caple reveals the secrets of bieng a giant foam-encased racing sausauge.
September 2003: Interviews with DH Edgar Martinez, reliever Armando Benitez, catcher Ben Davis, and former skipper Rene Lachemann. Plus, a review of the new book Moneyball, profits over pennants for Mariner ownership, and a look at up-and-coming prospect Felix Hernandez.
April 2002: MVP Ichiro Suzuki graces this month's cover as we preview the 2002 campaign. Also this issue, features on Jay Buhner, Edgar Martinez, and Ichiro. Plus Minor League Wrap and Jim Caple looks back at M's teams through the years.
May 2002: Interviews with shortstop Carlos Guillén and prospect Kenny Kelly; a profile of new third baseman Jeff Cirillo; Jason Barker's advice for bringing dates to Safeco Field; columns by Rob Neyer, Jim Caple, and Mike Gastineau; and more.
June 2002: Q & A with second baseman Bret Boone, plus features on Mike Cameron's spectacular four-homer game in Chicago, rookie reliever Rafael Soriano, pitcher Joel Piñeiro, the Seattle Pilots, ballpark food, and the havoc wrought by Interleague Play.
July 2002: We marvel at the skill of Ichiro this month, as well as talk to SF Giants outfielder Tsuyoshi Shinjo, look at concessions outside the stadium, and examine the MLB draft. Plus, Mike Gastineau reflects on the career of Jamie Moyer and Jim Caple compares the best ballparks in baseball.
August 2002: Q & A with manager Lou Piniella, fallout from the '02 All-Star Game debacle, 61* reasons to hate the New York Yankees, and Mike Gastineau refers to Bud Selig as the man who oversees the day-to-day business of baseball with all the dexterity of a drunk fumbling for change for the jukebox.
September 2002: Interviews with DH Edgar Martinez, infielder Desi Relaford, and former Mariner David Bell; speculation on the fate of the Montréal Expos; examination of Mariner ownership's propensity for bad decision-making; and Mike Gastineau's take on the just-completed labor agreement.
April 2001: The 2001 season preview issue includes articles on just who this Ichiro character is, an interview with Oakland A's slugger Jason Giambi, fan reaction to the loss of Alex Rodriguez to the Texas Rangers, the debut of Minor League Wrap, and more. Sold out.
May 2001: May sees Mike Cameron on the cover and interviewed inside. Plus, an interview with former Mariner Alex Rodriguez, Rob Neyer on the new tradition of booing A-Rod, a look at the game as played in Japan, Minor League Wrap, and more. Sold out.
June 2001: Special 60-page All-Star edition celebrating the Seattle's second time hosting the event. Features include an Edgar Martinez Q & A, All-Star recollections from Mariner players, great moments in All-Star history, a second article on baseball in Japan, and more.
June 2001 (A): Variant All-Star cover.
July 2001: Second baseman Bret Boone and pitcher Ryan Franklin are interviewed in this issue, plus a look at the bobblehead craze, Minor League Wrap, Rob Neyer's musings on the greatness of the 2001 Mariners, and more. Sold out.
August 2001: A retrospective of Seattle's second All-Star experience, a photospread from the All-Star Game at Safeco, an interview with reliever Jeff Nelson, a report on the 2001 Japanese All-Star Games, Rob Neyer's comparison of Safeco Field to other great ballparks, and more.
September 2001: Interviews with closer Kazuhiro Sasaki and infield prospect Ramon Vazquez, a look at Mark McLemore's versatility, an article on Japan's esteemed Koshien High School baseball tournament, a look ahead to the postseason pitching mathcups by Rob Neyer, and more.
Postseason 2001: The amazing 116-win season is examined month-by-month; catcher Dan Wilson and pitchers Freddy Garcia and Aaron Sele are interviewed; and Jason Barker debates who should win the '01 MVP award.
April 2000: The post-Woody Woodward era begins with a preview of the 2000 M's, an interview with shortstop Alex Rodriguez, alalysis of the first M's team in years without Ken Griffey Jr., the continuation of the history of the Mariners franchise series, and more.
May 2000: Interviews with reliever Kazuhiro Sasaki and first baseman John Olerud; articles on Mariner broadcaster Dave Niehaus, the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers; and retiring Griffey's number 24. Plus chapter 14 of the history of the Mariners and more.
June 2000: Interviews with Mark McLemore, Arthur Rhodes, Russ Davis, and pitching coach Bryan Price. Also, Mike Gastineau revels in the team's newfound defensive prowess, Mariners history chapter 15, photos of the Mariners' infamous brawl with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays, and more.
July 2000: An Edgar Martinez interview leads off this issue, which also features an argument for Edgar and the Hall of Fame, a Q & A with center fielder Mike Cameron, History of the Mariners Part 16, a two-page profile of pitcher Jamie Moyer, and more.
August 2000: Features include an A-Rod photospread, pictures from the 2000 All-Star Game, an interview with Hall of Fame manager Sparky Anderson, defense of manager Lou Piniella from Mike Gastineau, chapter 17 of the History of the Mariners series, and more.
September 2000: A-Rod's potential future with Seattle, an interview with new outfielder Al Martin, Mike Gastineau chats with Jay Buhner, the conclusion of the History of the Mariner franchise series, and more.
Postseason 2000: Interviews with Jay Buhner and GM Pat Gillick; a look at the season gone by and how the team made the playoff; lengthy profiles of Buhner, Gillick, and closer Kazuhiro Sasaki; an interview with Pete Rose; and more.
April 1999: Previewing the 1999 Mariners; Rob Neyer asks who is the more valuable Mariner, Alex Rodriguez or Ken Griffey Jr.; J. Michael Kenyon looks at the trend of building new parks for Major League teams; the continuation of last season's history of the Mariners feature; and more.
May 1999: Jay Buhner is this month's cover player, with a feature on Jay inside. Also, J. Michael Kenyon lists the top ten Mariners managers, Mike Gastineau waxes nostalgic about the minor leagues, the next chapter in the history of the Mariners, and more.
June 1999: Kingdome tribute issue with articles on the Dome. Plus an interview with former Mariner manager Rene Lachemann; a feature on the M's first manager, Darrell Johnson; Q & A sessions with outfielder Brian Hunter, reliever Norm Charlton, and utlity player Rich Amaral; and more.
July 1999: The first issue of the Safeco Field era features an in-depth look at the new ballpark plus a Kingdome farewell, J. Michael Kenyon on the cost of Safeco Field, Q & A with Mariner prospect Ryan Anderson, more in the ongoing history of the Mariners series, and more.
August 1999: Randy Johnson's return to Seattle as a visiting player, Rob Neyer compares Safeco Field to other ballparks, photos from the first games at Safeco Field, the next chapter in the history of the Mariners series, and the Kingdome gets compared to a drainage ditch. Sold out.
September 1999: Features include a photospread of Kids Day at Safeco Field, late-season analysis of Lou Piniella's underachieving ways, a plethora of suggestions to Mariner ownership for rehsaping the team, and chapter 12 of the history of the Mariners.
April 1998: Reigning MVP Ken Griffey Jr. is featured as the Salami goes to an all-slick paper format. Preview of the '98 M's, a tribute to the late Hall of Fame broadcaster Harry Caray, Fan of the Month, and the first of an 18-part, in-depth look at the history of the Mariners franchise.
May 1998: Features on the frightening and not in a good way Mariner bullpen, Mike Gastineau on the pace of the game, Rob Neyer on expanding baseball's fan base, part two of the history of the M's franchise, and J. Michael Kenyon reminds fans that other teams have had awful relief pitching too.
June 1998: Interview with former Mariner José Cruz, Jr., an examination of Lou Piniella's decision-making, an interview with umpire Durwood Merrill and a review of Merrill's book, part three of the Mariners franchise history, Fan of the Month, and more.
July 1998: Articles on Alex Rodriguez, the newly-rechristened Everett AquaSox, Rob Neyer's 10 point plan he'd implement if he had Bud Selig's job, Fan of the Month, more history of the Mariner franchise, and more.
August 1998: Interviews with Edgar Martinez and late-season callup Shane Monahan, plus Fan of the Month, Mike Gastineau chats with Paul Molitor, the next chapter in the history of the Mariners, and more.
September 1998: J. Michael Kenyon discusses the chase to break Roger Maris' home run record, plus several pieces examining just where the blame should land for the disappointing performance of the Mariner squad. Also Fan of the Month, more history of the Mariners, and more.
April 1997: The Grand Slami's first full season of publication gets underway with a preview of the eventual-division winning 1997 team, a photo gallery from spring training, a look at the history of baseball in Seattle, Mike Gastineau's Voice of Reason, and more.
May 1997: Broadcaster Dave Niehaus is interviewed this month, as is broadcasting engineer Kevin Cremin, the guy you hear Rick Rizzs thank every night. Also: Part two of the history of Seattle baseball article from April, Mike Gastieau on the obvious evidence of rookie fans, and more.
June 1997: Second baseman Joey Cora is interviewed, plus part two of the Dave Niehaus interview from May, Mike Gastineau talks to Cal Ripken Jr., and a look at the bad old days of pre-1995 Mariner baseball.
July 1997: This issue finds Lou Piniella in the cover and interviewed inside. Also, part two of the Bad Old Years of Mariner baseball, suggestions for improving the use of the DiamondVision screen, and more.
August 1997: Edgar Martinez is profiled, plus a recap of Mariner players' participation in the '97 All-Star Game, a Ken Griffey poster, and the lowdown on the late-July trades for horrible relief pitchers.
September 1997: A lengthy piece on Ken Griffey Jr., an article on wildly unpopular Mariner GM Woody Woodward, a look at Bud Selig's then-possible plan for realigning the Major Leagues, a Dan Wilson poster, and more.
Postseason 1997: Featuring a profile of catcher Dan Wilson, Q & A with Mariner broadcaster Rick Rizzs, a look back at the M's first playoff appearance in 1995, and a guest column by Rick Kaminski, AKA Rick the Peanut Man. Plus off-season baseball reading and more.
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Pick up a copy of The Grand Salami when you come out to Safeco Field! Our June issue includes features on slugger Nelson Cruz, outfielder Guillermo Heredia, a look at the spate on injuries to befall the M's, an excerpt from the new biography of broadcaster Dave Niehaus, and more!
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