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.

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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 [...]

Edgar, five others among my HOF picks

Edgar, five others among my HOF picks

Tick, tock. Tick, tock. . . . | Time is running out on Edgar Martinez’s pursuit of baseball immortality and unless something totally unexpected happens — he receives at least 75 percent of the 400-plus votes cast [...]

GW Predictions: Kirby has game

GW Predictions: Kirby has game

Clemson’s last-second victory over Alabama in the College Bowl Championship Monday capped off a spectacular effort by the Tigers – and Kirby Arnold. The Golferswest.com reporter didn’t give the rest much of a chance in the [...]

High School exploits led Junior to No. 24

High School exploits led Junior to No. 24

Of all the single- and double-digit uniform numbers the Mariners had available at the time, Ken Griffey Jr. chose the one that meant the most to him. “It wasn’t planned, but when I signed my rookie contract, [...]

A father’s love: Senior and Junior’s link

A father’s love: Senior and Junior’s link

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. – Ken Griffey Sr. never had the swing his son had. That couldn’t be taught. It came naturally. He also played in a different era that kept him away from home, limiting his opportunities [...]

Experiencing another Junior moment

Experiencing another Junior moment

COOPERSTOWN, NY — When it comes to baseball  heaven, there is no place quite like this out-in-the-middle-of-nowhere town that, for one weekend of every year, steals the spotlight from the various Major League pennant races. And, for [...]

Sr. knew in ’90 that Jr. had HOF talent

Sr. knew in ’90 that Jr. had HOF talent

COOPERSTOWN, NY — It wasn’t until they played side-by-side in the Mariners outfield during the final six weeks of the 1990 season that Ken Griffey Sr., realized that the player on his left had Hall of Fame [...]

Junior is days away from HOF Induction

Junior is days away from HOF Induction

COOPERSTOWN, NY — Ever since he was voted, almost unanimously, into the National Baseball Hall of Fame, Ken Griffey Jr., has been doing something that makes him uncomfortable — talking about himself. It was that way during [...]