baseball http://kuow.org en My, Oh My: Dave Niehaus Uplifted Struggling Baseball Team And City http://kuow.org/post/my-oh-my-dave-niehaus-uplifted-struggling-baseball-team-and-city <p>Dave Niehaus was the “Voice of the Seattle Mariners.” His sudden and unexpected death on Nov. 10, 2010 from a heart attack was more than just a sports story. The news hit people hard. Niehaus was part of the cultural fabric of the Pacific Northwest, a role he played since the time he called the first pitch at the first Mariners game back in 1977. Fri, 08 Nov 2013 16:48:30 +0000 Feliks Banel 3273 at http://kuow.org My, Oh My: Dave Niehaus Uplifted Struggling Baseball Team And City Tacoma's Jon Lester Shines In the World Series http://kuow.org/post/tacomas-jon-lester-shines-world-series <div><p>Marcie Sillman interviews Rick Barnhart, the high school baseball coach of Jon Lester at Bellarmine Prep in Tacoma, about what it's like to see his former player compete in the World Series. Lester is a starting pitcher for the Boston Red Sox and will capture the World Series title tonight if Boston beats the St. Louis Cardinals. Wed, 30 Oct 2013 21:56:04 +0000 Marcie Sillman & Andy Hurst 22955 at http://kuow.org Tacoma's Jon Lester Shines In the World Series Disappointment As A Former Mariner Is Punished http://kuow.org/post/disappointment-former-mariner-punished <p></p><p>Former Seattle Mariner Alex Rodriguez has been suspended for using performance-enhancing drugs.&nbsp;<br>Rodriguez, also known as A-Rod, is suspended for the rest of this season and the next. He can play while he appeals.</p><p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 15:39:20 +0000 Carolyn Adolph 18043 at http://kuow.org Disappointment As A Former Mariner Is Punished Beeping Balls Allow Blind Players To Step Up To The Plate http://kuow.org/post/beeping-balls-allow-blind-players-step-plate <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/07/071713JR_BlindBaseball_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>For most Northwest baseball fans, the Mariners games against the Astros are where the action is at this weekend. But there's another set of games on Saturday like none you’ve ever seen in America's pastime.<p>The athletes in this league are blind. That's right: baseball for the visually impaired.<p>It's a warm afternoon in Spokane. The smell of cut grass and barbecue is in the air. Thu, 18 Jul 2013 17:09:01 +0000 Jessica Robinson 16942 at http://kuow.org Beeping Balls Allow Blind Players To Step Up To The Plate Why Are The Mariners Getting Into The Television Business? http://kuow.org/post/why-are-mariners-getting-television-business <p>The Seattle Mariners are likely to see an increase in future revenue now that they’ve purchased a controlling interest in ROOT Sports Northwest — the cable network that broadcasts their games. Up until now, the Mariners have been required to share their TV revenue with other major league baseball teams. By controlling their TV rights the Mariners will be able to keep much of that revenue for themselves.</p><p>So how will this impact their success on the field? How has this worked out for other teams? Ross Reynolds talks with sports editor for The Nation, Dave Zirin.</p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 19:17:05 +0000 The Conversation With Ross Reynolds 11626 at http://kuow.org Why Are The Mariners Getting Into The Television Business? Bill Mullins On The Seattle Pilots And Stadium Politics http://kuow.org/post/bill-mullins-seattle-pilots-and-stadium-politics <p>In 1969, Major League Baseball arrived in the Pacific Northwest, when the Seattle Pilots played one ill-fated season before taking off to become the Milwaukee Brewers. Seattle wouldn’t get another professional team until 1977, when the Mariners were born. What happened? The answer has a lot to do with money and politics. Bill Mullins tells the story in “Becoming Big League: Seattle, the Pilots and Stadium Politics." Plus, the Mariners beat Oakland 2-0 last night to win their seventh straight opening day game.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.sportspressnw.com">Sportspress Northwest</a>'s Art Thiel&nbsp;joins us with an outlook on their chances this season.<br> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 22:54:43 +0000 Weekday with Steve Scher 10772 at http://kuow.org Singer-Songwriter Shelby Earl Live In Studio http://kuow.org/post/singer-songwriter-shelby-earl-live-studio <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seattle singer-songwriter </span><a href="http://www.shelbyearl.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Shelby Earl</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> released her debut album, the folk-rock "Burn the Boats," in 2011. Since then she’s been touring and working on her second album, due out this year. She stops by the studio to play a few songs ahead of her trip to Austin's South by Southwest festival.</span></p><p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Producer 9411 at http://kuow.org Singer-Songwriter Shelby Earl Live In Studio