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SEATTLE -- Far too many games at Safeco Field over the past decade or so have been less than wonderful for Mariners fans. But last Monday provided a night so magical and spectacula...(full article)

There’s this thing about pain. Once you feel it, the normal response is to avoid doing whatever caused it in the first place. That sense is a survival mechanism. It’s d...(full article)

Felix Hernandez deserves the stage the Mariners are finally providing him. In past years, he’s had to manufacture his own gravitas, reveling in the large crowds and media att...(full article)

Over and over, at a Safeco Field ceremony Friday to honor Lou Piniella’s induction into the Mariners’ Hall of Fame, the same topic resurfaced. No, it wasn’t Pinie...(full article)

"They think, you get a tryout in Europe with West Ham, this is huge, you made it. No, you haven’t even made it if you have the contract with West Ham. And even if you play ther...(full article)

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