Seattle Mariners blogger Brandon Choate brings us a trip down memory lane today, with his tribute to Ken Griffey Jr on the day he is to be entered into the Mariners Hall of Fame. His swing, his smile , his backwards hat and his bubble gum prowess had as all trying to be The Kid. Now we can look back as our hero is immortalized. The Griffey Effect hit us hard and it still courses through our veins.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson pays his homage to Ken Griffey Jr. Undoubtedly the greatest player in Seattle Mariners history, Griffey is also one of the best players to have ever set foot on a baseball field. This weekend, he’ll be immortalized into Mariners lore as he will be inducted in the Mariners Hall of Fame in a ceremony that is sure to bring back the greatest memories in Seattle baseball history. Thanks for everything, Junior.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell tells us the five biggest busts in Mariners history. Two draft picks, two free agents, and a trade flop that is still being felt in Seattle. The M’s have had a hard time over their history in finding players who not only live up to the hype, but stick around to play a full career as well. These five guys do not disappoint in this matter. Chone Figgins, Ryan Anderson, Jose Cruz Jr. make the list.
NWSB insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Brandon Choate brings us a nostalgic list of epic proportions. Just like many Seattle Mariner fans, Ken Griffey Jr. is an icon. Over his many years in Seattle, Griffey Jr wowed and dazzled not only Seattle, but the whole nation. Between his 8 straight home runs in 1993 or his home run derby blast in Camden Yards, you can’t help but love the kid!
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell brings us a piece on his favorite Northwest athlete of all time; Ken Griffey Jr. Clinton was lucky enough to grow up in a time before the steroid era of baseball, and one of those players who made it through unscathed, was Ken Griffey Jr. Coming to the Mariners as a thin 19 year old, Jr. would take not only the city of Seattle by storm, but the baseball world as well. Those of you who were there for this will forever be linked with Jr. and the Mariners in baseball history.
NWSB Editor and Insider Chris Anderson talks about Edgar Martinez, his favorite player in Seattle sport’s history. Over the course of his career, Edgar was a statistical monster. He played in a total of 2,055 games, collecting 2,247 hits in 7,213 at-bats while crushing 309 home runs and accounting for 514 doubles. Edgar also drove home 1,261 runs and even collected 15 triples and 49 stolen bases during his younger days.
NWSB Blogger and NBA insider Steve Lee not only shows his age with his latest post, but brings back the nostalgia to all of us “older” sports fans to the time when sports cards were our world. As a blog that brings you the news of the North West’s biggest teams, Steve brings us the rookie cards from the area’s biggest stars. Ken Griffey Jr, Pavel Bure, Spencer Haywood, Clyde Drexler, and Steve Largent can all be seen here in their most glorious cardboard glory.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Clinton Bell weighs in with his top 5 moments in Mariners history, Ken Griffey Jr. edition. With the Mariners announcement this winter that they will add Junior to the Mariners Hall of Fame in August, this is the perfect time to take a look back on some of the memories that made that journey a reality for Ken Griffey Jr. From his daredevil style catches, to the back to back home runs with his dad, Junior did it all for the Mariners in a time when the franchise needed a savior the most.
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson gives us his real reasons that high prices MLB free agents don’t sign with the M’s. Danny says it all boils down to Seattle being such a beautiful city, yet it is shrouded in the clouds of rain and doubt. The local weather is a challenge and so is the ownership group. It was encouraging early in offseason thinking the M’s could land Josh Hamilton, Nick Swisher and Justin Upton. Now what? Raul Ibanez
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners’ blogger Jeff Budke brings us the newest installment to the NWSB page, the hypothetical What If questions, Mariners Version. Of course Jeff touches on the what if Junior, Randy, and Alex Rodriguez could have stayed together, but he get’s down to the real business at hand, like what if we never had to put up with the Bill Bavasi years. Or, what would Mariners life been like without the one and only Ichiro Suzuki?
NWSB Insider and Seattle Mariners blogger Danny Ferguson reports on what he believes are prudent questions following the trade between the Angels and the M’s for Jason Vargas & Kendrys Morales. Danny wonders whats up with Justin Smoak now. The reason that Kendrys Morales was an available trade option was due the fact that the Angels had too many first base options. Do the M’s now too?