1. Casey at the Bat | An Order Change in Order

    The Mariners coughed up a sweep. David Aardsma had his worst outing of the year, blew his first save and exhibited the same shaky control he’s had all year, sans a dominating fastball...

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  2. Casey at the Bat | Mariners Draft Prospects: Picks No. 27, 32

    It’s all but obvious that the Mariners will draft Dustin Ackley in the upcoming amateur draft with the second overall pick. However, the team also holds picks 27 and 33...

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  3. Aaron Curry: The Tim Duncan Effect?

    For months, Aaron Curry was heralded by some experts as the best prospect in the NFL draft. When he fell to the Seattle Seahawks, having traded Julian Peterson, they drafted the Wake Forest standout...

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  4. Bar Stool Banter with Owen Schmitt: Seahawks' Fullback Mock Interview

    Owen, my most important question needs to be asked before you and I sit on our bar stools. I’m on a Pabst Blue Ribbon and, well, vodka budget, and you aren’t, so who is picking up ...

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  5. Casey at the Bat | Johjima a Detriment to M's Pitching Staff

    Today, Felix Hernandez toed the rubber at Safeco Field with some of the best stuff we’ve seen from him since his 17 shutout innings that began the 2007 season...

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  6. Casey at the Bat | A Walk Down Memory Lane with the 'Big Unit'

    Flashbulbs will go off, people will stand and scream, some will clap, some will jeer. The “Big Unit” is returning to Seattle and will be going for his 299th victory in the Major Leagues...

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  7. Seattle Seahawks' New Coaching Staff at a Glance

    There’s a new show in town. With the departure of Mike Holmgren, who has decided to take at least a year off from coaching, the Seahawks coaching staff has a bunch of new faces. Former mainstays John Marshall and Gil Haskell are gone...

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  8. Casey at the Bat | Seattle Mariners: They Gotta Play These Guys

    When the Mariners won a game against the Red Sox, the rubber match of the series, they did so on the starting pitching of Jason Vargas, the late-inning pitching of David Aardsma, and RBI by Russell Branyan, Ronny Cedeno, and Franklin Gutierrez...

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  9. Surprise at LB and Shuffling O-Line Highlight Seattle Seahawks Position Battles

    When the Seahawks drafted Aaron Curry at No. 4, there were pretty clear implications that the team wants to win now. Walter Cherepinsky of WalterFootball.com wrote a very interesting piece about how “New regimes mean new quarterbacks...

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  10. Casey at the Bat | M's Draft Prospects: Pick No. 2

    When the Mariners lost their ninth of the last 10 games last night at the bat of Texas first baseman Chris Davis, I began to wonder...

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  11. Seattle Seahawks: Mora and Knapp's Scheme Changes Could Lead to Losses

    The Seahawks had an awful year last year. With a new coaching staff and significantly new personnel, on both sides of the ball, the Seahawks and their fans are both in for an awakening, be it rude or polite...

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  12. Casey at the Bat | Mariners Free Agents: Adrian Beltre

    Adrian Beltre has been a source of contention among Mariners fans since signing a contract with the team before the 2005 season...

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  13. Casey at the Bat | Carlos Silva "Injury" Odds

    Carlos Silva will be mysteriously injured soon. It may not be tomorrow, it may not be next week, but it will be soon...

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  14. Seattle Seahawks' Draft is Over, Hill's Back: Now What?

    As April 26 wound to an end, the Seahawks were left with a handful of valuable tools, and their fans perhaps a ray of hope going into 2009...

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  15. Casey at the Bat | Mariners Marathon Brings Return of Dave Niehaus' Youth

    I missed a classic showdown today. I woke up today to begin research and interviews for a first-person narrative piece I’m going to write for my college’s paper about our intramural cricket team...

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  16. Casey at the Bat | Mariners April Inventory

    As the Mariners end an unexpectedly successful month of April, with great contributions from unexpected players, taking inventory of the team’s success is a much easier process...

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  17. Casey at the Bat | Mariners Lead Seattle Ship Out Of Troubled Seas

    Three-and-a-half games—this is the Mariners lead on the AL West. This is great news for Seattle sports fans who are on the verge of seeing any hope for an NBA return to Seattle dashed...

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  18. Casey at the Bat | M's Free Agents: Erik Bedard

    As Erik Bedard started sharp in the Mariners series-opener with the Angels, a question that has been avoided during the Mariners’ feel good beginning to the 2009 season was apparent...

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  19. 2009 NFL Mock Draft: Final Edition (April 24)

    It’s draft day eve, and this is my final mock. A lot of picks have been evaluated, re-evaluated, mulled over, over-analyzed, and then some. There are new explanations for each pick, and the mock has been shaved down to a single round...

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  20. Casey at the Bat | Chris Jakubauskas Baffles Angels, Mariners Lose

    Last night I was faced with a dilemma. I sat down to my computer to do some work, and put MLB Network on for background noise...

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  21. Casey at the Bat | M's Answering Questions, at Least For Now

    With Erik Bedard and Jarrod Washburn’s successes in the past week, a 5-2 record going into the Mariners home-opener, and both Endy Chavez and Yuniesky Betancourt hitting over .350, there is a ton of reason to be optimistic as an M’s fan...

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  22. Casey at the Bat | Washburn Gem, Gutierrez' Glove May Be Linked in '09

    When Jarrod Washburn tossed eight shutout innings against the Twins on Thursday, the entire Mariner Nation let out a collective “where the hell has that been?” However, upon further ...

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  23. Brandon Morrow Closing Starts Clock on Seattle Departure

    When Brandon Morrow chose to exit the Mariners starting rotation, he all-but-ensured that either he or new General Manager Jack Zduriencik would also exit Seattle at some point in the near future...

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  24. MLB Offseason Winners and Losers

    Winners Scott Boras clients probably take the crown as the biggest winners among any of this offseason. While the economy was causing price tags to take a nose dive, Boras clients ...

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  25. Ken Griffey, Jr.: Welcome home, We've Missed You

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