Letters to the Editor

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Tag: baseball

May
29th

SPORTS: Reduce travel by shortening seasons

Although I have long been a fan of pro basketball and hockey, I have a distinct dislike for the extended seasons of these two “winter” sports into the month of June.

Seasons could be shortened, while keeping the number of games constant, if only these two sports would follow the game of baseball by adopting the two- and three-game series, the latter for intradivisional games. This would have the side benefits of reducing travel costs and player weariness over fairly long seasons.

Baseball could also reduce time and travel by ending the two-game series and expanding the number of four-game

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April
26th

MARINERS: Don’t give up on struggling team

Re: “Team’s disappointing – again” (letter, 4-25).

I have been a fan of the Mariners for 17 years. Winning is great, but I’m still a fan when they lose or struggle with new players.

I will continue to enjoy the ups and downs of the Mariners. The players all strive to do well and win. We fans just need to watch and support them, especially since we are only three weeks into a six-month season.

April
25th

MARINERS: True fan takes the bad with the good

Re: “Team’s disappointing – again” (letter, 4-25).

It would seem obvious to even the most casual observer that the writer is not a true baseball fan. A real aficionado of America’s finest sport takes the good seasons with the bad. Instead of being a “Nattering Nabob of Negativity,” I prefer to be a “Prattling Potentate of Positivity.”

Hope springs eternal. Go Mariners!

April
24th

MARINERS: Déjà vu all over again

Call me a “glass is half-empty” kind of guy. Nevertheless, I hear in the distance the beginning of a slow drumbeat, growing louder.

Granted, the Mariners’ attendance is tanking; so how soon will there be whispers from management that the team might be sold (to local interests only, of course!) unless attendance improves, unless there are major improvements to Safeco Field, in order to increase revenues.

When no viable potential local ownership appears, the team will be sold, reluctantly of course, to out-of-state interests. We all remember the Seattle Pilots and the Seattle Sonics, of course. Are we being set

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April
24th

MARINERS: Team’s a disappointment – again

I love baseball. Every spring I look forward to having a home team to follow and root for. And what do I get? Insult after insult!

How many years does it take to learn how to put together a winning team? This year’s Mariners team is unbalanced – too heavy on youth and inexperience. It’s almost as if the “powers that be” delight in insulting the fans.

The Mariners do not belong in the major leagues. If you’re not in it to win, get out of the game. The people in charge should be ashamed of themselves for what they’ve

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June
15th

MARINERS: Fair-weather fans no fans at all

As an avid baseball fanatic, I try to watch the game as much as I can, whenever I can. It doesn’t matter which team is playing, I just love to watch the game. After the World Series and during the off-season, I become depressed and withdrawn. I record games that I can’t watch during the season and avoid the results so I can watch them in the winter. I’m probably borderline insane when it comes to baseball.

I am also a fan of a certain team. It really doesn’t matter which team (no, not the Yankees!) because a fan is,

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