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 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    June 9, 2022

MLB changing the baseball is nothing new

Baseball has made several changes to the ball over the game's history. Before 1876 baseballs were not uniform. Pitchers made the balls used in games, and no two were alike. In 1876 the National...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    May 26, 2022

Pluto TV offers classic baseball for free

Tired of watching the news, I decided to check out Pluto TV. A free internet television service owned by Paramount Steaming offers 100s of free shows and is available for Smart TVs, streaming...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    May 5, 2022

Evaluating the Mariners' start to the season

After sixteen games, the Mariners have a 10-6 record and are a half-game ahead of the Los Angeles Angels for the lead in the American League West. It’s an excellent start to the season, considering the first seven games were on the road. In the...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    April 21, 2022

New electronic pitch calling system in MLB

I’ll admit I’m not a fan of most of the changes that Major League Baseball has made to the game over the years. Expanded playoffs, Inter-league games, an additional division in each league, the luxury tax, and the unbalanced schedule are just a...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    March 31, 2022

Prescott Track Team

From Left to Right: Coach Ryan Anderson, Pedro Reyes, Noel Valle, Taylor Heffington, Coach Jeff Foertsch, Salvador Ayala, Zach Foster, Morgan Lindsey. Not Pictured Violet Beckmon, Mauricio...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    March 24, 2022

Prescott introduces an esport team

Prescott School District is now offering an esports program as an extracurricular activity. It is covered under Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) as an activity and may later...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    March 17, 2022

Mariners pick up new outfielder and third baseman

The lockout is over, and the season starts on April 7. Teams are busy signing free agents and making trades. Yesterday, the Mariners traded with the Cincinnati Reds for outfielder Jesse Winker and third baseman Eugenio Suarez. They gave up pitcher...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    March 10, 2022

Russell Wilson traded to Broncos

The Russell Wilson era in Seattle will end pending a physical and Wilson’s approval. Wilson was traded to the Broncos on Tuesday for two first-round picks, two second-round picks, a fifth-round pick, Denver quarterback Drew Lock, tight end Noah...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    March 3, 2022

When Major Leaguers played against prisoners

With no new progress on major league baseball’s collective bargaining agreement (CBA), it looks like some regular-season games will be canceled this year. The owners have continued to lock out the players impacting spring training. Without a chance...

 

WSU women's basketball team poised for NCAA tournament

The women’s NCAA Division I Tournament will host sixty-eight teams with play-in games for the bottom four seeds for the first time. The number of teams that qualify for the women’s tournament has changed over the years. When the tournament...

 

Current state of the Major League Baseball lockout

Pitchers and catchers reporting to Spring Training mean preseason games are only a couple of weeks away, and winter is almost over. Pitchers and catchers were scheduled to begin reporting to teams on February 15, but that hasn’t happened due to...

 

Back to Los Angeles – Déjà vu all over again

The hazy sky, parking meter-lined streets, and a baby pink Tesla in front of me, blinded by the sun reflecting off impeccably clean, shiny cars, with not a pick-up truck in sight. Yep, we're back in...

 

A change is needed to stop "tanking"

After the former Dolphins’ head coach Brian Flores accused Stephen Ross, the Miami Dolphins owner, of offering him a $100,000 bonus per game to lose, the issue of “tanking” must be addressed by sports franchises. I’m not sure when tanking...

 

Super Bowl LVI – Cincinnati Bengals vs. Los Angeles Rams

This year’s Super Bowl will be played at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California, on February 13 at 3:30 p.m. on NBC. The Rams are favored to win by four points since they are playing in their home stadium. This is only the second time a team has pla...

 

Golden Days Era Committee selection – Tony Oliva

This week, we will look at the career of Tony Oliva, who was just elected to the Hall of Fame by the Golden Days Era Committee. Oliva moved to the United States in 1961 from Pindar del Rio, Cuba. He played in three spring training games for the Minne...

 

The 2022 Baseball Hall of Fame Class has issues (part three)

This week I will review the cases of the players on the BBWAA Hall of Fame ballot that are in their second and ninth year of eligibility. The players are Jeff Kent, Gary Sheffield, Billy Wagner, Many Ramirez, Scott Rolen, Omar Vizquel, Andruw Jones,...

 

The 2022 Baseball Hall of Fame Class has issues (part two)

This week we will review the cases of the new players added to the BBWAA Hall of Fame ballot. The players are Alex Rodriguez, David Ortiz, Mark Teixeira, Jimmy Rollins, Carl Crawford, Jake Peavy, Justin Morneau, Prince Fielder, Joe Nathan, Tim...

 

The 2022 Baseball Hall of Fame Class has issues (part one)

This year three groups are eligible to be included in the 2022 Hall of Fame class. The Era Committees, formerly known as the Veterans Committee, put up eligible players, managers, umpires, and...

 

Setting expectations for the rest of Seahawks season

The Seahawks (3-7) will play in another Monday night football this week, traveling to Washington D.C. to play against Washington (4-6) at 5:15 p.m. Pacific Time. At the beginning of the season, this game looked like it would be an easy game on the...

 

Prescott loses heartbreaker at State in shootout

RICHLAND – Prescott traveled to Richland to play in the first round of the boys 1B/2B State tournament on November 13 as the home team hosting Friday Harbor. Friday Harbor scored the first goal of...

 

Prescott headed to State after 3-0 playoff win

PRESCOTT – The Prescott soccer team hosted Riverside Christian School in playoff game with a spot in the State tournament at stake Friday November 5th. In the first half it wasn't clear who would...

 

Moves to make the Mariners a playoff team

This year the Mariners finished five games behind Houston for the division title and two games out of the second wild-card spot. Since the Mariners did not pick up Kyle Seager’s option for next year, its 25-man payroll stands at around $65 million...

 

Prescott defeats Umatilla Vikings 11-0

PRESCOTT – Prescott decisively won their ninth game of the season over the Umatilla Vikings 11-0 on October 19. Vicente Garcia opened the scoring early in the first half on a pass from Brandon Caro...

 

Inside the matchup Seahawks vs. Saints

The Seahawks (2-4) will host the New Orleans Saints (3-2) on Monday night football airing on ESPN at 5:15 pm. Last week, Seattle’s loss at Pittsburgh keeps them at the bottom of the NFC West and now four games behind the division-leading Arizona...

 

Inside the matchup Seahawks vs. Steelers

Seattle (2-3) travels to Pittsburgh (2-3) this Sunday to play at 5:20 pm on NBC. This is the first game in Russell Wilson’s career that he will miss. Until now, he had played in 149 straight games to start his career. The injury is a ruptured...

 

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