It was another thriller at T-Mobile Park on Tuesday night and now the M's are just a half game back of Boston for 2nd place! Jake and Stacy start Wednesday telling you how no one could've predicted this rise and how the road to the playoffs might be more real than ever. Larry Stone of The Seattle Times dials in to discuss his latest column comparing this run by the Mariners to the one famously made in 1995. Later, what does Richard Sherman's signing with Tampa Bay say about where the Seahawks are as an organization? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Did the Mariners' playoff hopes go up in smoke after their loss to Boston on Wednesday? Jake and Stacy are joined by The Seattle Times' Larry Stone to get the second hour going. In Four Down Territory, what has Shane Waldron brought Seattle's offense that will make them better? On The Timeline, one notable NCAA head coach emphatically denies his interest in the USC job. Later, Jake and Stacy tell you the ways the Seahawks can build off of their complete victory in week 1. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The Mariners are on the doorstep of the playoffs in 2021, so will this speed up the rebuild process for 2022 and beyond? Larry Stone of The Seattle Times joins Jake and Stacy to start hour two to answer that question and more. In Four Down Territory, what was Jake's reaction to Quandre Diggs' contract restructuring? On the Timeline, one ESPN personality seriously considers Derek Carr to be among the NFL's elite QBs. The hour wraps with Jake and Stacy taking a listen to interesting audio from Jerry Dipoto about Yusei Kikuchi's future in Seattle as well as what to expect from the Mariners in free agency this offseason. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Times beat writer Ryan Divish and columnist Larry Stone discuss the Mariners recent stretch of games -- the highs of the road trip and low of losing three of four from the Royals. Where does it leave their hopes of the AL Wild Card? Also discussed: the struggles of Yusei Kikuchi and Logan Gilbert, the future of Kyle Seager and Mitch Haniger, extensions for Scott Servais and Jerry Dipoto and more.
The Mariners reached their highest win percentage of the season after beating the A's yesterday afternoon. Scott Servais said post game that they are also winning in "fun differential". This team has exceeded expectations already and seems set up for future success. Where are the contract extensions for Servais and Dipoto? Larry Stone of the Seattle Times joins the show to discuss that and the upcoming homestand. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Just 35 miles from O'Hare in Union, Illinois, the Illinois Railway Museum (IRM) is home to a variety of trains and streetcars, with over 450 pieces of historical equipment. Larry Stone, President of the IRM, joins Steve Bertrand on Chicago’s Afternoon News to discuss what makes this a destination in Illinois that’s worth the trip. […]
Times beat writer Ryan Divish and columnist Larry Stone discuss the Mariners activity or perceived inactivity at the Major League Baseball trade deadline. Are they better than before the deadline? What was it like the day of the Kendall Graveman trade? Will that have ramifications for the rest of the season. Other topics include Abraham Toro's future and potential. The Mariners postseason hopes. And the possibility for next season.
Puckett reacts to Larry Stone's column about the Mariners team needs to learn how to win before they just invest in a team to chase a World Series. Why would free agents sign with the Mariners given the poor image of the team's front office? Crosstalk with Furness from Seahawks camp.
Times beat writer Ryan Divish and columnist Larry Stone discuss the surprising success of the Mariners and their current status as wild card contenders. With the trade deadline looming, they breakdown what the Mariners should do as buyers -- something that hasn't happened in quite a while.
Times beat writer Ryan Divish and columnist Larry Stone discuss the Mariners return to Seattle with a 43-39 record and the re-opening of T-Mobile Park to fans. Are they for real? How have they had this success? Will it continue? Also trade deadline discussion, when to call-up Cal Raleigh and more.
When looking at the numbers, it's hard to believe the Mariners would have a winning record at the halfway of the season, so how are they set up for the season's second half? The Seattle Times' Larry Stone stops by the show to help explain the winding road the M's have taken to start the 2021 season. Later, Jake and Stacy point out some common mistakes made in quarterback rankings this time of year. What I Need to Know finishes off Monday. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Times beat writer Ryan Divish and venerable columnist Larry Stone analyze the Mariners' decision to option struggling rookie Jarred Kelenic to Triple-A Tacoma on Monday. What went wrong? When will he be back? Is he another doomed Mariners prospect. Also discussion on the injury to Kyle Lewis, the idea of trading Mitch Haniger and the status of the stepback.
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for May 19, 2021 is: rictus RIK-tus noun 1 : the gape of a bird's mouth 2 a : the mouth orifice b : a gaping grin or grimace Examples: "You could make a strong case that the current face of the Mariners' franchise, generically speaking, is frozen in a rictus of frustration.… Perhaps one day soon a savior will emerge and lead the Mariners to unachieved heights." — Larry Stone, The Seattle Times, 31 Mar. 2021 "To [Jim Carrey] fans, it's fun to watch him return to sketch comedy—the medium that offered his big break back in the early ’90s—turn that rubber face into a rictus, and wiggle his glued-on eyebrows." — Alison Herman, The Ringer, 9 Oct. 2020 Did you know? Rictus began its English career in the late 17th century as a technical term for the mouth of an animal, the new science of zoology clearly calling for some Latin to set its lingo apart from the language of farmers. In Latin, rictus means "an open mouth"; it comes from the verb ringi, meaning "to open the mouth." Zoologists couldn't keep the word to themselves, though. English speakers liked its sound too much, and they thought it would be good for referring to a gaping grin or grimace. James Joyce used the word in both Ulysses (1922) and A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916), writing in the latter, "Creatures were in the field…. Goatish creatures with human faces…. A rictus of cruel malignity lit up greyly their old bony faces."
Times beat writer Ryan Divish and columnist Larry Stone discuss the first game for Logan Gilbert and Jarred Kelenic and what it means to the Mariners rebuild. They analyze what to expect from them going forward. Also audio from both prospects press conferences and audio from Jerry Dipoto and Scott Servais.
Times beat writer Ryan Divish and columnist Larry Stone discuss the Mariners recent hitting struggles, including being no-hit by Baltimore's John Means. They also look at hitting as a whole in baseball and its downward trend. They also talk about Jarred Kelenic's debut with the Tacoma Rainiers, which included two home runs.
Times beat writer Ryan Divish and columnist Larry Stone discuss the Mariners 10-6 start to the season, they break down the offense and lineup, including the struggles of the bottom of the order. They talk about the rotation and surprising bullpen. There's also talk about when Jarred Kelenic and Logan Gilbert might get called up and the Mariners getting the COVID vaccine
Times beat writer Ryan Divish and venerable columnist Larry Stone offer predictions, analyze the Mariners opening day roster and discuss the upcoming 2021 baseball season. There is also a special unexpected appearance from Kevin Shockey
Times beat writer Ryan Divish and columnist Larry Stone discuss the past few weeks of Mariners spring training. They delve into the battle for the left field spot. The injury, recovery and push for an opening day roster spot from Jarred Kelenic. There is also discussion about Kelenic's service time -- like always -- and what the Mariners should do moving forward. Other topics include Taylor Trammell's readiness for opening day, the idea of adding another outfielder as a stopgap, signing James Paxton to an extension and more.
Larry Stone & David Beck – both Motor Mill enthusiasts - are on with us for this episode! For those of you that are traveling to the area or just here to learn more, Motor Mill Historic Site is located right along the Turkey River about six miles from the town of Elkader, Iowa. The building itself is 50 feet wide, 60 feet long and over 90 feet tall. Motor Mill Historic Site is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Motor Mill Clayton County Conservation Clayton County Conservation Facebook Turkey River Recreational Corridor River Bluffs Scenic Byway Northeast Iowa RC&D RC&D Facebook RC&D Twitter Iowa Scenic Byway Passport Program Travel Iowa --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bluffsbrooksbyways/message
The Extra Innings Podcast returns a week after Kevin Mather's comments and video to the Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club went viral, eventually forcing him to resign a day later. Times beat writer Ryan Divish and columnist Larry Stone recap the week that was with the Mather news breaking and the fallout that occurred.
Seattle Times columnist Larry Stone dials in to Jake and Stacy to tell you why the Mariners cannot afford to keep Kevin Mather around following his incendiary comments. In Four Down Territory, what were Jake's impressions of where Russell Wilson is at after working out with him last week? Later, how can the Mariners rebuild their trust with players like Jarred Kelenic and Julio Rodriguez? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
It's an emergency episode with beat writer Ryan Divish and columnist Larry Stone discussing the controversial comments made by Mariners president and CEO Kevin Mather to the Bellevue Breakfast Rotary Club on a zoom call. Video of the call and Mather's obtuse comments went viral on Sunday. Full audio of that interview is on the podcast.
Spring training has started for the Mariners. Times beat writer Ryan Divish, who is in Peoria, and columnist Larry Stone, who isn't, discuss the start of spring training. The main topic of the show is James Paxton's return to the Mariners on a one-year contract. How did it all happen? How much will it help the Mariners and the rotation. The conversation also includes the signing of injured reliever Ken Giles to a two-year contract. And wraps up with discussions about the passing of Hank Aaron and fans attending spring training games.
The Extra Innings podcast returns for your weekend listening. Times beat writer Ryan Divish and venerable columnist Larry Stone discuss a variety of topics concerning Major League Baseball and the Mariners. This week's topic list: ** Trevor Bauer signing with the Dodgers< ** The recent free agent signings and the perceived market ** The Mariners ostensibly sitting out this portion of free agency ** Where the Mariners are at in the rebuild? ** Should Seattle supplement this roster? ** The organization's responsibility to its fans ** Service time manipulation and Jarred Kelenic ** The recent Baseball Hall of Fame vote that produced no inductees ** Curt Schilling and his candidacy.
Times beat writer Ryan Divish and columnist Larry Stone discuss what Mariners GM Jerry Dipoto had to say in his media session during the first day of the team's virtual baseball bash, including expectations, payroll and more.. The podcast also includes full audio of Dipoto's media session.
Times beat writer Ryan Divish and columnist Larry Stone are joined by Greg Johns of MLB.com, who recently announced his retirement from the sports writing business. It's a varied discussion talking about the Padres push in the offseason and the Mets move to get Francisco Lindor plus plenty of Mariners memories.
Longtime Tacoma Rainiers radio broadcaster Mike Curto joins Ryan Divish and Larry Stone to discuss the recent realignment and reduction of the minor leagues and how it affects the Mariners, the possible delay to spring training and the Mariners' offseason.
Jay Boberg had a long career in the music business. He was a co-founder of IRS Records, think R.E.M. and Black Sabbath and Presient of MCA/Universal. His love for wine led him to Nicolas Jean Meo, part of the legendary Meo-Camuzet family in Burgundy. Jay's business acumen and Jean Nicolas' winemaking skills helped launch Nicolas-Jay in the Willamette Valley. Larry Stone, is a multi award winning Master Sommelier and Educator, Larry has a deep wine history at the finest restaurants. He pursued his dream to make wine and own a winery. Larry is the founder of Lingua Franca Wines. Both producers specialize in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay of the highest quality in Oregon.Heritage Radio Network is a listener supported nonprofit podcast network. Support The Grape Nation by becoming a member!The Grape Nation is Powered by Simplecast.
Mariners beat writer Ryan Divish talks with former Fangraphs and Lookout Landing writer Jeff Sullivan about working for the Rays, watching the World Series, the move from writing to the front office and his thoughts on the Mariners. Larry Stone joins the show to discuss the rumors about Blake Snell being traded and if the Mariners are a fit.
Times beat writer Ryan Divish and columnist Larry Stone wrap up their injured list situations and the World Series. They of course talk about the decision to pull Blake Snell. They also look at the 2020 season as a whole. There is of course Mariners talk, including the free agent philosophy.
How do you asses the Seahawks 5-0 record when looking at the opponents they have played so far? Jim points out that those teams are a combined 7-17. How are the Seahawks defying the odds and winning these close games week after week? Larry Stone of the Seattle Times discusses his story on the Seahawks sustaining the unsustainable. Of the players returning after the bye, who do you think will make the biggest impact? Who do you HOPE will make the biggest impact? See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Larry Stone of The Seattle Times joins the show to discuss the end of the Mariners season, and previews Seahawks-Dolphins this Sunday. Then, it's time for the Report Card, as John gives out his grades for Astros shortstop Carlos Correa having a message for the haters, and Aaron Rodgers having some fun with head coach Matt LaFleur. The Groz closes out the show. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Times beat writer Ryan Divish and columnist Larry Stone discuss the season that was in 2020, including the highs and lows. They also look ahead to 2021 and what the Mariners should do this offseason to reach their stated goal of the playoffs.
Times beat writer Ryan Divish and columnist Larry Stone discuss the recent decision by several teams, including the Mariners, to postpone games in light of the most recent police shooting in Kenosha, Wisc. Did the Mariners handle it properly? Will we see more of it? Other topics include the recent trades of Taijuan Walker and Daniel Vogelbach, the upcoming trade deadline and more the team's recent play.
Times beat writer Ryan Divish and venerable columnist Larry Stone wrap up the summer camp for the Mariners and preview the 2020 season. Topics include: *** The COVID-19 safety protocols and whether they will keep the season going *** breaking down the opening day roster and the decisions behind it *** previewing each position group and their strengths and weaknesses *** the increased field for the postseason *** predictions for the 2020 season for the Mariners and the postseason
On the eve of the restart of Mariners spring training, Times beat writer Ryan Divish and columnist Larry Stone discuss the return of actual live baseball and what they'll expect from the workouts at T-Mobile Park. They also discuss the safety protocols, the coaching staff, the 60 players chosen for participate, the cancellation of the minor league season and will there be a full 2020 season.
Times beat writer Ryan Divish and columnist Larry Stone discuss the long-awaited return of MLB, the plan in place and the bickering between the MLB and MLBPA during the process. Also discussed what the Mariners will do going forward, the player selection for the 60 players invited, safety procedures and more.
Tom and Jake are joined by Larry Stone of The Seattle Times to get his perspective on where baseball could be headed if an agreement gets reached. In Four Down Territory, could Marquise Blair end up as Seattle's nickel corner? On The Timeline, don't expect a team name from NHL Seattle anytime soon.
The guys chat about the future of MLB with Larry Stone of The Seattle Times, plus China is importing ducks to take care of a locust problem, Dirt is in favor of piping in crowd noise for broadcasts of games with no fans, and a few NFL notes in Crunch Time.
After a shocking announcement Monday, hear from Chris Petersen and Jimmy Lake on the Huskies' head-coaching transition. Then, a Seattle Times roundtable (8:14) with Mike Vorel, Larry Stone, Matt Calkins and Adam Jude discussing Petersen's legacy and the future of the program with Lake at the helm. Plus, an interview with Seahawks running back Rashaad Penny (26:24) after another wild Monday night victory over the Vikings.
Jon Wilner of the Bay Area News Group joins Adam Jude (4:10) to preview Saturday's UW-Oregon rivalry game. Can UW's offense break through against one of the nation's best (and most surprising) defenses? And Seattle Times columnist Larry Stone (17:14) stops by to chat about Earl Thomas' return to Seattle on Sunday with the Ravens. How much has the Seahawks locker room changed with Thomas' departure?
Just how good was Russell Wilson in the Seahawks' victory over the Steelers? Bob Condotta and Larry Stone join Adam Jude (3:10) to discuss Wilson and the Seahawks' 2-0 start. And Mike Vorel (17:35) is back to break down the Huskies' impressive 52-20 victory over Hawaii — on Hunter Bryant's big game and Puka Nacua's first TD reception.
In our weekend wrap-up episode, Husky football beat writer Mike Vorel(2:57) joins Adam Jude to try to make sense of a crazy Saturday night at Husky Stadium. After UW's second straight loss to Cal, is it time to panic on Montlake? And Bob Condotta and Larry Stone (17:11) are back to break down the good, the bad and everything in between in the Seahawks' tense season-opening victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.
Edgar Martinez was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame Sunday, completing an unlikely journey from Puerto Rico to Cooperstown. Larry Stone, who co-authored Martinez's autobiography, joins us to discuss the life and career of the legendary Mariners designated hitter. Featured song: "Viva! Sea Tac," Robyn Hitchcock.
Larry Stone co-founded Titans Radio in 1999. But even before that, he produced the team's radio broadcasts in Memphis in 1997. Stone had a special insider's view of the wildest year in franchise history and on this edition of “The OTP”, he shares it with his long-time friend and colleague, “The Voice of the Titans”, Mike Keith.