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Bill Mullins On The Seattle Pilots And Stadium Politics

Apr 2, 2013

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. Sportspress Northwest's Art Thiel joins us with an outlook on their chances this season.

Also this hour: a plan to extend state financial aid to undocumented students appears to have hit the end of the road in Olympia. We talk with Ricardo Sanchez of the Latino/a Educational Achievement Project about Washington's DREAM Act. Plus, Michael Fagin joins us with a hike to match the week's weather.