This is a gathering place to talk about sports beyond golf. After all, we can’t help ourselves. We spent our lifetimes covering a wide range of events, from the Olympics to the NCAAs, from World Series to Super Bowls. We have a passion for golf and a tendency to offer opinions on all sports. We enjoy the debate. Think of this space as folks just sitting around a table, maybe a cold one in our hands, and letting loose.

Archive for 'Beyond Golf'

First MLB win ranks No. 1 for Hanson

First MLB win ranks No. 1 for Hanson

Former Mariners pitcher Erik Hanson turns the clock back to 1988. (As told to Jim Street)     A second-round draft selection out of Wake Forest University in June 1986, the right-handed starter needed slightly more than [...]

Gar’s biggest game: Game 4, not 5

Gar’s biggest game: Game 4, not 5

Former Mariners Designated Hitter Edgar Martinez looks back to 1995 (As told to Jim Street) Edgar Martinez, one of the most productive and popular players in franchise history, spent his entire MLB career with the Mariners. [...]

Hendu was No. 1 in Mariners history

Hendu was No. 1 in Mariners history

Dave Henderson turns back the clock to 1981 (As told to Jim Street) Selected in the first round of the 1977 June draft (the Mariners’ first-ever draft pick), Hendu spent the first six years of his [...]

Bosio: From howling puppy to no-hitter

Bosio: From howling puppy to no-hitter

Former Mariners pitcher Chris Bosio turns back the clock to 1993 (As told to Jim Street) Chris Bosio spent four of his 11 Major League seasons with the Mariners. He posted a 27-31 record with Seattle, [...]

The night Holman was nearly perfect

The night Holman was nearly perfect

Brian Holman looks back to 1990 (As told to Jim Street) Right-handed pitcher Brian Holman was acquired from the Montreal Expos on May 25, 1989, along with pitchers Randy Johnson and Gene Harris, for Mark Langston [...]

HOF: Blend of old with solid new class

HOF: Blend of old with solid new class

(Editor’s note: Three Golferswest.com writers, Jim Street, Bob Sherwin and Kirby Arnold were baseball beat writers for most of their newspaper careers, a troika with at least 100 years of coverage and at least 50 years [...]

Six make final cut on my HOF ballot

Six make final cut on my HOF ballot

Just like every other eligible Hall of Fame voter among the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, I recently received a letter from Joe Morgan (HOF class of 1990) asking me NOT vote for any HOF-eligible players [...]

Steroid users cheated spirit of the game

Steroid users cheated spirit of the game

Confession here. When it came time to put the final check marks to my Hall of Fame ballot, a side of me – albeit a teeny, tiny side – was tempted to vote for the proven [...]

Single deprived Boone of a cycle

Single deprived Boone of a cycle

Former Mariners Infielder Bret Boone turns the clock back to 2001. (As told to Jim Street)      Bret Boone had two stints with the Mariners during his 14-year Major League career and the first year of [...]