The Race to the Playoffs: Who Wants it More

Beware the faint of heart… the stretch run is upon us. The dog days of August are half over and the September sprint to the finish looms. The next six weeks will determine the AL West champion, with the loser left to battle Boston for playoff table scraps. With the late season collapse of 2002 fresh in the minds of Mariner fans and players, we all tread gingerly into the final lap projecting a nervous confidence. Tums anyone?
August 22, 2003

Under the Radar

When the Mariners acquired Rey Sanchez from the New York Mets for outfielder Kenny Kelly on July 29, many groaned that he was the next Jose Offerman. Two weeks later, the deal looks to be a more intregal part to the M's postseason hopes than first thought, as Sanchez is turning heads with his play in the field and at the plate.
August 14, 2003

Luke's Power Rankings - August 11

Luke Lapinski looks into the crystal ball and reads the futures of playoff contenders and bottom feeders alike. Next up for Luke: An appearance on the Tonight Show. Luke also predicts you'll read and enjoy this week's edition of's exclusive Luke's Power Rankings.
August 11, 2003

Minor League Roundup - Aug. 4-10

The Seattle Mariners farm system had one of those weeks that could be described as the latter portions of The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly. During weeks of such bottom-line turmoil, the best of the bunch, the Double-A San Antonio Missions, tend to ride on in and save the week like the Lone Ranger out in the old West. Gilligan or Gomer Pyle must have filled in, because even they couldn't prevent the mass mediocrity. More awaits within's exclusive Minor League Roundup.
August 11, 2003

Indians shut out Mariners, win series

After taking the initial game of the three-game series with Cleveland on Tuesday, Seattle booted away back-to-back contests on Wednesday and Thursday. As a result, the Mariners saw their lead shrink to a puny three games as they head into the Bronx for a three-game set with the Yankees over the weekend.
August 7, 2003

Series Preview: Cleveland Indians

Seattle enters a three-game series with Cleveland as winners of five of its last six games while the young Indians team is just 4-13 since the All Star break. The Mariners will look to gain momentum before heading to the Bronx for a three-game set with the Yankees starting Friday.
August 6, 2003

Sloppy: Mets Fall 11-4 to Expos

After two straight nights of unbridled enthusiasm, the impressive play of the Mets' youth movement became ugly, much as the play of now former second basemen Roberto Alomar, who was traded to Chicago Tuesday. However, it wasnt only the fault of the young guns, as Tony Clark and Jay Bell each contributed with an error in the fourth inning, which proved disastrous for Met starter Jae Weong Seo as his team fell to the Expos 11-4 on Wednesday night inside Shea Stadium.
July 2, 2003