It's been 13 seasons since the Mariners really mattered in Seattle. But that's changing as they've played their way into postseason contention.
Former World Series manager Fred Hutchinson died of cancer 50 years ago. When a friend from a championship team of 25 years ago passed this summer, Jim Caple's thoughts turned to the connection the game, and the disease, brings us.
Here's a start on how we're going to survive baseball's dog days: After we assigned a fictional pooch to each team in the National League, we took on the AL.
Mariners pitcher Chris Young survived thoracic outlet syndrome and a line drive to the face off the bat of Albert Pujols. No wonder he's appreciative of his strong start this year.
A nod on this Mother's Day to the most underappreciated people in baseball: the moms who made it possible for all of us to play.
What's REALLY happening in Florida and Arizona? The Off Base spring training notes tell the truth, the whole truth and anything BUT the truth.
"Hey, Russell Wilson: You just won the Super Bowl. Where are you going next?" The Off Base answer: To spring training with the Rangers. And here's what will happen.
Why do we keep a scorecard at a baseball game? Because we're historians. And artists. And, most importantly, fans. And because it makes each game our own.
On the occasion of his 4,000th hit, the remarkable career of Ichiro Suzuki is cause for celebration in what otherwise is a troubled time for Major League Baseball.
Jim Caple: Uni Watch Power Rankings underrate Dodgers, Tigers, Yankees and yes, even Marlins.
Too bad they don't give age-group awards in Major League Baseball. If they did, 41-year-old Raul Ibanez would be cornering the market this season.
So what if Major League Baseball games are taking a little longer to play these days? Extra innings mean extra excitement.
The park. It's where we take our baseball vows. With the debut of a new column called 'A Walk In The Park,' we celebrate (and sometimes castigate) the stadiums in which we watch the national pastime.
Mariners fan Johnny Turk didn't bring his glove to the game the other night. But at least he had a beer cup for that foul ball.
Just an exhibition series here. A steppingstone there. A matter of national pride elsewhere. The World Baseball Classic means different things to different teams.
The Force was with the Yankees in their lawsuit to protect their brand as baseball's Evil Empire. Help us, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're our only hope now.