By Andrew Winner Andrew Winner was the Sounders FC beat writer for MLSsoccer.com and its predecessor site, MLSnet.com, from 2009-2012. He lives in New York. Can we all agree to stop calling Freddy Adu a washout? The news broke Tuesday that Adu will be released by his Brazilian club Bahia due to ‘technical deficiencies,’ when his contract runs…More
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Mariners Eric Wedge leaves with his integrity I would like to go on the record as being a member of what I suspect is a very large local contingent — those who deeply appreciate all that Eric Wedge did for the Mariners. This man put up with a dizzying array of frustrations and has succeeded through it…More
By Mark Turner We have just concluded the best September in Seattle football history and it feels good. Both the Seahawks and Huskies finished the month at 4-0. For the Seahawks, it’s the first time the team has ever started 4-0. For the Huskies, it’s the first 4-0 start since 2001. Consequently, it’s the first combined…More
Mariners’ failure isn’t Eric Wedge’s fault
Larry Stone’s Sept. 26 article (“Will Wedge be M’s fall guy?”) concerning Mariners manager Eric Wedge was informative and well-written, and it definitely served to awaken some inner feelings I’ve carried around. Anyone who cares to examine this man’s situation can’t help but feel sympathy. In essence, what he has done is consistently striven to extract more from less. The players he has been given to oversee have been a combination of veterans, many of whom have failed to produce for assorted reasons, and rookies, many of whom have shown promise but have committed a litany of mental and physical errors due to their youth.
My impression of Wedge’s performance is that he has been neither too soft and easy nor too hard and demanding. We Mariners fans may not be privy to the inner workings of the club, but over the course of a season, we are able to pick up little details from various sources which give us general impressions of how his stewardship has developed. I have seen no telltale signs of a loss of control. The players have not loafed. There has been no internal dissension. Dedication has not faltered.
- Tom Likai, Shoreline
Seahawks Who cares what reporter thinks? I am heading out of town for a few days and I presume the Times sports editor is also absent. How else to explain today’s Sports section where the first page is taken up by absolute drivel by allowing one of your sports “reporters” to wander off into the fantasy world…More