The Sporting Life

The Glory of Griffey

A reflection on Ken Griffey Jr.'s Hall of Fame number retirement weekend.

08/10/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

The Sporting Life

Watch Ken Griffey Jr. Go Into the Hall of Fame This Sunday

The Kid takes his rightful place in baseball's hallowed halls.

07/20/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Explainer

The End of the Mariners' Nintendo Era

After 26 years Nintendo of America is selling the Mariners. Under CEO Hiroshi Yamauchi the Japanese video game company oversaw some big ups (‘95 Never Forget) and some much bigger downs (basically all of the ‘00s). Let’s look back.

06/21/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Pop Culture Blast

Monday Morning Pick-Me-Up: Franklin Gutierrez's Moonshot

Plus, a bloody good 'SNL' finale, some Brand New music, and a Spotify failure.

05/23/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Pop Culture Blast

Monday Morning Pick-Me-Up: Robinson Canó and Jordan Morris Are Red Hot

Plus, Radiohead, Star Wars emojis, and adult breakfast cereal.

05/09/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

The Sporting Life

Who Makes the Playoffs First: the Mariners or a Seattle NBA or NHL Team?

Pondering an unfortunately very legitimate question.

04/13/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Play Ball

Safeco Debuts New Menu for 2016 Mariners Season

Check out the starting lineup of major league grub options, featuring heavy hitters like porchetta and kettle chip nachos, jalapeno andouille sausage, and Belgian waffles.

03/31/2016 By Darren Davis

The Sporting Life

Maybe the Mariners Won't Suck This Year?

Hope springs eternal, even for baseball’s reigning kings of futility.

03/28/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

Pop Culture Blast

Monday Morning Pick-Me-Up: 2016 Mariners Commercials

Plus, March Madness and animal magic.

03/21/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

The Sporting Life

Ken Griffey Jr. Makes the Baseball Hall of Fame with Record Voting Percentage

Edgar Martinez still waits...

01/06/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

The Sporting Life

The Coolest Kid on the Diamond

Why Ken Griffey Jr. should be a unanimous Hall of Famer.

01/05/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

The Year's Best

Our Top 5 Most Popular Stories of 2015

Our most read stories of the year.

12/28/2015 By Seattle Met Staff

Morning Fizz

Council Outlines Affordable Housing Priorities, School Board Suspends Suspensions, and the Mariners Speak

Revisiting the Housing and Affordability committee recommendations, the year the Mariners saved baseball, the Pike Street closure, and Sawant’s record.

09/24/2015 By Josh Feit

Oral History

Crazy Freaking Castoffs

The untold story of the Mariners' 1995 run, the season that saved Seattle baseball.

09/23/2015 By Matthew Halverson

Pop Culture Blast

Monday Morning Pick-Me-Up: Iwakuma's No-Hitter

Plus, new music from Chvrches and the highs (and lows) of a Seahawks return TD.

08/17/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Critic's Notebook

It’s Baseball Week in Seattle: New Places to Eat in Pioneer Square

Amid lots of good bars, there’s only one Good Bar.

06/01/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

Critic's Notebook

Look Who’s Making Gluten-Free Food for Mariners Games

We are talking cinnamon rolls wrapped around bacon, sports fans.

05/11/2015 By Kathryn Robinson

Pop Culture Blast

Monday Morning Pick-Me-Up: Star Wars, Nelson Cruz, and Drunk Avengers

But seriously, can it be Christmas already?

04/20/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

Ballpark Sustenance

This Season at Safeco: New Menu Items

Bacon-wrapped hot dogs. Cream cheese–topped burgers.

04/02/2015 By Allecia Vermillion

Pop Culture Blast

Monday Morning Pick-Me-Up: Seahawks Nab Jimmy Graham While the Mariners Get Will Ferrell

Which superstar athlete will have a bigger impact? Time will tell...

03/16/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld