Get your Mariners fix here…
Instead of picking up the newspaper each morning, fans are flocking to websites for the latest on their favorite teams. There are a wide variety of sites out there dedicated to sports teams, and it could be quite difficult finding some of the better ones to follow their team’s movements.
Have no fear, though, Seattle Mariners fans – I am here to help.
Allow me to share my findings.
Seattle Mariners Official Site (www.mariners.com)
You can never go wrong visiting a team’s official website.
They literally have it all. Scores, stats, schedules, roster moves, team store, several multimedia options to view and even a place to buy tickets from.
NWSportsbeat.com –> www.nwsportsbeat.com/mariners
I have to give the obligatory nod to our very own Mariners homepage on NWSportsbeat. Not because I have to, but because it is actually one of the better sites I check out for certain Mariners scores, stats and roster changes.
NWSB also houses Mariners forums, give you the latest handicapping and odds on games and has a Mariners store to boot. It also houses my writings on the team, which is invaluable to any Mariners fan.
One stop shop if you ask me.
Bleacher Report is one of my favorite sports sites overall. They cover all sports and teams in depth and break news right along with the leading sports networks.
One of my favorite features about BR is their completely random and quirky articles on each team. They offer up historical nostalgia, hilarious what-if’s, break downs of games and moves, lists of all sorts and speculation about moves or situations teams may find themselves in.
Lookout Landing is another good site, dedicated to all things Mariners. LL offers the analysis and things of most other sites, but what sets them apart is their detailed breakdown of statistics and trends.
Check out their site before and after game time and you’ll see hitting or pitching numbers broken down in graph form. Kind of nerdy, but for die hard fans, it is second to none to see how, for instance, hitter and pitchers are faring at Safeco Field in 20 game increments.
Prospect Insider is a very good site for those looking to see what the Mariners have stocked in their farm system. They update top prospects and player moves through the lower ranks of the minors for the Seattle Mariners.
They also offer the occasional piece on current Mariners they covered in detail. You want to see how Hultzen, Paxton, Walker, Franklin, Zunino are doing? Check em out.
SeattleSportsNet is one of my favorites. Alex covers all Seattle sports on the page, instead of just covering Mariners content. The thing that sets him apart is his descriptive, dead on opinion and analysis of how things happen or what it means to him or the Seattle fan base.
His love for Munenori Kawasaki is hilarious and is a good enough reason to read his recent posts before you find yourself reading about what the perfect game and no hitter this season personally meant to him.
Section331 is a fan site run by Megan Shear and is a great fan site dedicated to the Seattle Mariners. Megan’s opinions and analysis of the Mariners as a season ticket holder give you a unique look at what it’s like to sit through the ups and downs of the team over the course of a whole season from the stands.
She is also a photographer and posts several stunning pictures of her trips to Safeco Field.
Like I said, there are a wide variety of sites out there dedicated to the Seattle Mariners.
These are some of MY favorites. I challenge you to try these sites out and see what you think.
Or find some of your own that pique your interest.