One of the questions this off-season for Seattle Mariners fans - aside from what kind of team they'll see in 2012 - is how the team plans to handle its broadcasting team in the coming year.
Turns out, just like last year.
After losing icon Dave Niehaus a bit more than one year ago, the Mariners decided not to name a successor but to stay with the team in place - Rick Rizzs, Dave Sims, Mike Blowers - and blend in other familiar voices throughout the year.
Those three will be back in '12, and so will broadcasters like Ken Wilson, Ron Fairly, Ken Levine Dan Wilson, Dave Valle, Dave Henderson and Jay Buhner.
That broadcasting plan will take care of next season, after which the Mariners will re-evaluate.