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 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    September 24, 2020 

Wrapping up the Mariners season

The Mariners’ chances to finish second place in the division and make the playoffs took a big hit last week when they had to travel to San Francisco and San Diego to play five games on the road. These games would have been played in Seattle if not...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    September 24, 2020 

NFL Week #3-­Cowboys vs. Seahawks

In week three, the Seahawks host the Dallas Cowboys at CenturyLink Field in Seattle. The game is on Sunday at 1:25 PM on FOX. Seattle has managed to win its first two games of the season due to great...

 

NFL Week #2 – Patriots vs. Seahawks

In week two, the Seahawks will host the New England Patriots on Sunday Night Football. The nationally televised game is at 5:20 PM on NBC. The Patriots have had some roster changes; the biggest is...

 

Mariner's Playoff hopes still alive

The Mariners have gone 14-7 in their last twenty-one games and find themselves in third place in the American League West. The Houston Astros, who are currently in second place, have gone 8-13 over their last twenty-one games and had a six-game losin...

 

Hey kid get me a Coke

Baseball lost two Hall-of-Famers this week. Tom Seaver and Lou Brock passed within six days of each other. Tom Seaver was seventy-five years old, and Lou Brock was eighty-one. During their careers, th...

 

Mariners' rebuild with trade deadline deals

The Mariners marketing department must be wondering if it is still a good idea to sell jerseys with names on the back. Dan Vogelbach, Taijuan Walker, Taylor Williams, Austin Adams, Dan Altavilla, and Austin Nola will all be wearing different...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    August 27, 2020

An interview with Troy Larsen

Head football coach Troy Larsen was kind enough to talk to me this past Sunday evening about the upcoming high school sports year. What follows is part of our conversation. E.U. – Do you have any...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    August 20, 2020

Mariner's Season Update

A disappointing two weeks find the Mariners in last place in the American League West. After a promising 4-4 start to the season, the Mariners have lost thirteen of the last sixteen games. Like in the previous year, pitching has been the issue. The t...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    August 13, 2020

When will college football start?

According to ESPN reporting, college football season will either be pushed back to start on September 26th or postponed until spring. What is certainly clear right now is that there is not a detailed...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    August 6, 2020

The Seattle Mariners' upcoming opponents

After a slow start, the Seattle Mariners find themselves in third place at 4-6 in the American League West behind Houston and Oakland. This week they will play the Angels (Aug. 4th-6th) and the Rockies (Aug. 7th-9th) at home, then travel to Texas...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    July 30, 2020

Major League Baseball is back

Thoughts on the first weekend Major League Baseball is back, but it looks and sounds different this year. Watching broadcasts with no fans in the stands or with cardboard cutouts is odd. Without the...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    July 23, 2020

NBA playoffs are worth your time this year

Professional sports in America used to be referred to as the four seasons (baseball, basketball, football, and hockey), with the basketball season suffering the worst parity. Including the 1979 season when the Seattle Supersonics won the NBA title,...

 

Golf Tournament Results

TVGC Secretary Jay Takemura said the Dayton Country Club hosted a very successful Second Annual Gene Crothers Memorial Golf Tournament at the Touchet Valley Golf Course, last Saturday. Takemura said...

 

Its tee time at the Touchet Valley Golf Course

DAYTON-The Touchet Valley Golf Course will be opening May 5th to those players that have purchased annual greens fees. Tee times will be available between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The course will be op...

 

What is the Florida-Arizona plan, and how will it affect the Mariners?

If we get professional baseball this summer, it is going to look very different from seasons past. A few things are known. There will be fewer games than the standard 162 game season. Doubleheaders...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    April 9, 2020

A conversation with Tom Tsuchyia

Ever wonder who designs the baseball Hall of Fame plaques? Last year when my brother Howard and I were on the press bus heading into Cooperstown, we happened to meet Tom Tsuchiya who has created all... Full story

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    April 2, 2020

Veterans Committee Hall of Fame Selects Marvin Miller and Ted Simmons

If you are a baseball fan you are probably aware that the Baseball Writers' Association has elected both Derek Jeter and Larry Walker for 2020 induction to the Baseball Hall of Fame. What didn't get...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    March 26, 2020

Modern baseball statistics revisited

Last year I wrote a series of articles explaining some of the modern statistics that baseball announcers currently use in broadcasts. The series focused on all of the components that produce the statistic Wins Above Replacement (WAR). Those...

 

D-W's winter athletes celebrated at awards banquet

Thursday's Dayton-Waitsburg Winter Awards Banquet had a bittersweet atmosphere, while laughter rang out throughout the Waitsburg Elementary's multipurpose room there was also the realization that...

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    March 19, 2020

Baseball card companies: a brief history

A sporting goods company called Peck and Snyder printed up the first baseball cards in the 1860’s and used them for advertising their products. A picture of a player was on one side and on the back...

 

All-league basketball selections announced for the EWAC East

The Eastern Washington Athletic Conference, which is at the 2B classification level, announced its all-league selections for its East Division. The Dayton-Waitsburg girls received three selections....

 
 By Eric Umphrey    Sports    March 12, 2020

Mariners fans will need to be patient with retooled team

Even a die-hard Mariners fan may want to buy a baseball program this year. Between the trades made at last season’s trade deadline, Mariner free agents that were not re-signed, and the pitchers the...

 

Sportsmanship shown by the area teams restores enjoyment of basketball

As adults we sometimes get way too involved in our kid's athletic events. I know I have fallen down that rabbit hole a few times with my own kids and now again recently with my semi-adopted kids, the...

 

Baseball-Reference.com has play by play info of your first game

Baseball-Reference.com has been a favorite web site of mine to look up all things baseball. It went online in April of 2000 and has information on professional baseball players and teams going back...

 
 By Dave Schreindl    Sports    March 5, 2020

DW Spring sports gear up for March start

On Feb. 25 coaches, parents, athletes and administrators gathered in the Waitsburg high school auditorium to discuss procedures on how athletes can join teams and what paperwork the parents would...

 

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