Right here’s a novel technique to shorten video games
The one factor throughout the recreation itself that has been growing recreation size within the final 50 years is the variety of pitching modifications. Good or unhealthy, that’s baseball evolution. However the obvious trigger? Longer and longer business breaks between innings. Have you ever heard Commissioner Manfred bemoan that development?
Rob Bowman, Seattle
Felix or Paxton?
What a deal with for us followers to learn the talk between Larry Stone and Matt Calkins about which pitcher, Felix or Paxton, ought to begin on opening day.
Paxton does presently have one of the best “stuff,” however Felix is the one one to point out any sturdiness over a complete season in his profession. A profession which he can hopefully prolong. Only for the file, Jamie Moyer, the one Mariner to win 20 video games twice, did so at age 37 and 40. Don’t write Felix off simply but.
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Raymond Wilson, Bellevue
Want one other Alexander, Lynch
Say what you’ll about Shaun Alexander, he was a franchise operating again for eight seasons. He led the group to a Tremendous Bowl and was the NFL MVP in 2005. Likewise, Marshawn Lynch carried the mantel from 2010-2015 and helped propel the Seahawks to consecutive Tremendous Bowls.
A superb operating again will take the defensive strain off Russell Wilson and permit him extra time to execute. Please Seahawks, simply draft or signal a bunch of operating backs. Even a blind pig finds an acorn every so often!
Tim Joslin Sr. (season ticket holder since 1975)
Mahre twins set a fantastic instance
The Mahre twins (“Success by no means stopped for Washington’s Mahre brothers after 1984 Olympic snowboarding triumph”) embody the unique goal of the Olympics — amateurs competing for the love of the game, individuals who return to their regular lives after the Olympics are over.
And it crystallized for me what I don’t like about as we speak’s Olympics — the crass commercialism, the give attention to particular person athletes over the game, the obsession with picture, and cash, and self.
Jeff Brown, Bainbridge Island
I used to be planning on shopping for season tickets for Seattle’s subsequent NHL group proper up till I received my 2018 property tax invoice.
Scott Kuehner, Seattle
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