NWSB Insider and northwest sports fan Steve Lee tells us today about icons in the great northwest. Sports icons to be exact. IN version 1 today he talks about the British Columbia sports icons. Icon – a person or thing regarded as a symbol of a belief, nation, community, or cultural movement. Terry Fox, Trevor Linden, Rick Hansen, Larry Walker, Lui Passaglia, and Dominic Mobilio make Steve’s list. Plus Joe Sakic is an HM.
Mariners insider Danny Ferguson brings us the Weekly Seattle Mariners notebook. The Mariners had a rough week, going 4-4 after a sweep of Colorado. Kyle Seager still looked good while Justin Smoak is showing signs of warming up. Now if only the Mariners could improve their pitching, particularly Brandon League and the starting rotation, who have an abysmal 3.98.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell tells us to him the best “MY oh MY” play of the seventh week of the year had to be the steal of home by Dustin Ackley. With a 1-2 count on power hitting Jesus Montero, the pitch was in the dirt. Eric Wedge had a double steal on, Kyle Seager took second, Dustin Ackley took home, and on a throwing error, Seager ends up at third. National League managing at its best.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Jonathan Irwin reports on the third M’s game of the series versus the Colorado Rockies. Jesus Montero, Justin Smoak and Mike Carp all hit homeruns on Sunday. Nice three game set. Perhaps more exciting than the sweep is that the Mariners finally head home to Seattle. Monday kicks off a 7-game home stand against the Angels and Rangers.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on the Mariners Interleague series matchup between the Seattle Mariners vs. Colorado Rockies. Tonight at Coors Field its Game 41 Kevin Millwood versus Alex White. It seems that the Mariners are trying to lose. Maybe there is someone awesome in the draft they are hoping get. Danny’s just bitter. (Lifelong M’s fan)
Another North West Coach in the spotlight today. Current Seattle Mariners head coach Eric Wedge was a perfect candidate for the Mariners job after he was let go by the Indians in 2009. Since then, Wedge’s grit and experience has shown through in the Mariners organization. The Mariners front office and fans alike love the guy and hope he can turn the team around back to their winning ways.
Another North West Athlete in the spotlight today. Retired MLB big league ball player Larry Walker from Maple Ridge, British Columbia. Matt Larkin points out Cooperstown may not give him the call but he may go down as one of the greatest hitters never to make it there.