<![CDATA[Sports Columns & Blogs |]]> http://www.thenewstribune.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/ en-us Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:10:04 PST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Mon, 15 Jan 2018 14:10:04 PST Columns & Blogs 60 ian.swenson@thenewstribune.com Purple uniforms, surprise hurdles and My Boy Jack. What a career it’s been for this sports columnist http://www.thenewstribune.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/john-mcgrath/article210474164.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 04 May 2018 10:45:07 PDT

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Ichiro vs. Ohtani. It’s a made for TV moment that is a worthy send off for the Mariners legend http://www.thenewstribune.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/john-mcgrath/article210342704.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 02 May 2018 17:39:06 PDT

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Yeah, the Seahawks drafted a punter; but he is no ordinary kicker http://www.thenewstribune.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/john-mcgrath/article210116549.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 29 Apr 2018 17:49:17 PDT

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Not to be lost in the jubilation, Shaquem Griffin is a really good player http://www.thenewstribune.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/john-mcgrath/article210086849.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 28 Apr 2018 18:51:58 PDT

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Penny for the Hawks? Experts grade it a D but he’s done nothing but earn high marks http://www.thenewstribune.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/john-mcgrath/article210036394.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 27 Apr 2018 17:44:38 PDT

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Farquhar’s time in Tacoma was short, but he made an impression, and a friend, with Rainiers manager Listach http://www.thenewstribune.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/john-mcgrath/article209675689.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:56:25 PDT

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Keeping Ichiro over Heredia a baffling choice that does not make the Mariners better http://www.thenewstribune.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/john-mcgrath/article209595759.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 22 Apr 2018 18:29:00 PDT

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Boring? Cautious? Huskies’ ho-hum spring ‘preview’ just what the coaches wanted http://www.thenewstribune.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/john-mcgrath/article209555714.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 21 Apr 2018 18:27:47 PDT

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No hitting, no defense.... Mariners showdown with Astros became a beat down http://www.thenewstribune.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/john-mcgrath/article209403569.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 19 Apr 2018 18:33:00 PDT

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This Seahawks draft pick was a bust, and quite possibly the worst in Seattle pro sports history http://www.thenewstribune.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/john-mcgrath/article209190289.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 17 Apr 2018 18:01:26 PDT

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Astros provide the Mariners an early measuring stick http://www.thenewstribune.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/john-mcgrath/article208979534.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 15 Apr 2018 19:53:36 PDT

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Seahawks fans: How valuable is a good back up quarterback? Ask the Philadelphia Eagles http://www.thenewstribune.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/john-mcgrath/article208879819.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 13 Apr 2018 17:18:41 PDT

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NHL, Seattle and now Leiweke. It’s a match that’s made in heaven http://www.thenewstribune.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/john-mcgrath/article208648929.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 11 Apr 2018 17:18:07 PDT

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Stick to running the Seahawks offense, Russell. Let Schneider handle the draft and scouting http://www.thenewstribune.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/john-mcgrath/article208536824.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 10 Apr 2018 18:06:19 PDT

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‘Run of freak injuries’ doesn’t do the Mariners’ past two weeks justice http://www.thenewstribune.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/john-mcgrath/article208302884.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 08 Apr 2018 17:21:40 PDT

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Time for James Paxton to soar like me — an eagle http://www.thenewstribune.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/john-mcgrath/article208263694.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 07 Apr 2018 17:45:55 PDT

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Been-there, done-that: Chilly Rainiers home openers and a Triple-A roster with experience http://www.thenewstribune.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/john-mcgrath/article208150174.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 06 Apr 2018 10:35:35 PDT

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This Mariners pitcher’s dream turned into a nightmare. After getting help for depression, Whalen is back on track http://www.thenewstribune.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/john-mcgrath/article208040059.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 05 Apr 2018 11:43:52 PDT

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A good end to March Madness. Now comes the heavy lifting for college basketball http://www.thenewstribune.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/john-mcgrath/article207874214.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 03 Apr 2018 18:09:23 PDT

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Yes, it was just three games, but it was a very good three games http://www.thenewstribune.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/john-mcgrath/article207654429.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 01 Apr 2018 19:25:12 PDT

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Expected to anchor the rotation, Paxton sank the Mariners early in his season debut http://www.thenewstribune.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/john-mcgrath/article207604944.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 31 Mar 2018 19:02:58 PDT

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2018 baseball preview; one man’s hopes and dreams for the season http://www.thenewstribune.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/john-mcgrath/article207265029.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 29 Mar 2018 07:26:14 PDT

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In a battle of the ages, Mariners core of Cruz and Cano are entering a race against the clock http://www.thenewstribune.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/john-mcgrath/article207079959.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 28 Mar 2018 07:00:00 PDT

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Out is in when it comes to The King’s Court. It’s a must needed tweak for Mariners and Felix Hernandez http://www.thenewstribune.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/john-mcgrath/article206989634.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 27 Mar 2018 06:30:00 PDT

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Speed, power and depth: Mariners offense looks ready to clean up in 2018 http://www.thenewstribune.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/john-mcgrath/article206735044.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 24 Mar 2018 16:06:00 PDT

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Consider Mariners bullpen like a football team. After an injury, it’s next man up http://www.thenewstribune.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/john-mcgrath/article206489904.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:01:02 PDT

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Seahawks need to end the Thomas Drama and ship him, with or without a first-round pick http://www.thenewstribune.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/john-mcgrath/article205799409.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 18 Mar 2018 18:45:12 PDT

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Take my purist card, but I kind of like the new extra-inning rule in the minors http://www.thenewstribune.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/john-mcgrath/article205714434.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 17 Mar 2018 17:26:25 PDT

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They’ll be gone in a flash, so take a moment to enjoy the NCAA little guys http://www.thenewstribune.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/john-mcgrath/article204637749.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sun, 11 Mar 2018 19:30:00 PDT

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It was much more than a Pro Day for former Huskies standout JoJo Mathis http://www.thenewstribune.com/sports/spt-columns-blogs/john-mcgrath/article204549994.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Sat, 10 Mar 2018 18:31:06 PST

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