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'

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 [...]

‘Scrap Iron’ Stinson was one-of-a-kind

‘Scrap Iron’ Stinson was one-of-a-kind

Former Mariners catcher Bob Stinson turns back the clock to 1977. (As told to Jim Street) Bob Stinson, nicknamed “Scrap Iron” by Dodgers executive Fresco Thompson after running through a fence to catch a potential home [...]

Joe Morgan’s pitch to keep HOF clean

Joe Morgan’s pitch to keep HOF clean

As many of our golferswest.com readers know, this site was established by three former baseball writers who also love to golf and to write. It’s our way of continuing our passion for both. All three of [...]

Alvin Davis earned Mr. Mariner tag

Alvin Davis earned Mr. Mariner tag

Former Mariner Alvin Davis turns back the clock to 1991 to find his Most Memorable Game. (As told to Jim Street) Alvin Davis performed so well for the Mariners during an eight-year career with the organization [...]

‘Gar’ has number retired; HOF next?

‘Gar’ has number retired; HOF next?

SEATTLE – Next stop, Cooperstown? That was the underlying theme at Safeco Field on Saturday when the Mariners “officially” retired the uniform number – 11 – that ONLY Edgar Martinez wore during and after a stellar 18-year [...]

Baseball, golf go hand-in-hand for Sims

Baseball, golf go hand-in-hand for Sims

(Note: This story first appeared in the Feb., 2017 issue of Pacific Northwest Golfer magazine.) By Jim Street It took a while for the golf bug that bit 14-year-old Dave Sims nearly 50 years ago to [...]