Larry Stone gives an inside look at the national baseball scene every Sunday. Look for his weekly power rankings during the season.
With the 49ers dimming this season, who can replace them as the Seahawks’ primary rival? Turns out there happens to be a team poised to be the ranking Seahawk adversary. And even more conveniently, they happen to be playing the Seahawks in a game rippling with significance.
With NFC West title likely on line Sunday at Arizona, Seahawks turn down volume on big game
Broadcaster, who died last week at 94, called almost every sport imaginable and also had an affinity for jazz, steelhead fishing and family.
This was not defiant Jim Harbaugh, or testy Harbaugh, or even combative Harbaugh. After a loss Sunday that knocked the 49ers out of the playoffs and added more force to Harbaugh’s inevitable shove out the door in San Francisco, the coach exuded mostly acquiescence.
It’s barely necessary to lobby for Randy Johnson and Pedro Martinez. Their spectacular, historic body of work speaks for itself. Ah, but after that, it gets really dicey. Edgar Martinez is highly unlikely to come close to election because of the logjam of candidates.
The Seahawks’ three-game win streak is based on trust, familiarity and something unexpected: the fun factor. The rest of the NFL should be very worried.
The Seahawks answered the challenge of Philadelphia’s hurry-up offense with its most dominant performance of the season.
The Mariners’ younger players have a role model to define what could await you if you maximize your skills. Seager turned himself into a Gold Glove third baseman and a bona fide power hitter.
Team seems to be putting a lot of the pieces together to make a run for the playoffs
Seahawks Richard Sherman and Doug Baldwin held a mock news conference Tuesday to rage against the machine — in particular, the NFL and the $100,000 fine of teammate Marshawn Lynch for not speaking to the media.
It starts with Seahawks at 49ers, then the Apple Cup and then the deciding match on the MLS Western Conference