Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Welcome To Cooperstown, Edgar

My wife and I with Edgar Martinez in 2015.

Edgar Finally Makes Hall Of Fame

After nine failed tries, retired Mariner Edgar Martinez has finally been elected to the Baseball Hall Of Fame.  Edgar, one of the game's most consistent hitters endeared himself to the Seattle area not only with his baseball prowess, but his down to earth personality.

Wa-Hi Boys Basketball Championship Of 1999 Celebrated

Wow, time flies!  Walla Walla High School recently celebrated the 20th anniversary of the 1998-1999 state boys basketball championship of the Blue Devils.  I had already left the area 10 years before,  but was able to follow the action through the Seattle paper.  
One of the leaders of the squad, Kyle Bankhead, would go on to star at Gonzaga where he still ranks as one of the top 3 point shooters in that school's history.
Thank you to Mike for sending this article from the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Marcie Maxwell Running For Renton Mayor

Former 41st State Representative  Marcie Maxwell has indicated on facebook that she is entering the Renton Mayoral race.  Maxwell left the state legislature to become senior education policy advisor for Governor Jay Inslee in 2013.
Maxwell has been working in real estate in the Renton area.  She is unique in that she is advocate for both small business and social justice. A natural people person, I would see her as a consensus builder, a role needed in today's political world. 

Friday, January 18, 2019

Holy Blue Mountain It's Adam West Way In Walla Walla

The late Adam West, who grew up in Walla Walla, has an honorary street named after him there.  Adam West Way is in the Northeast part of town near the actor's boyhood home.
The city has planned it's third annual Adam West Day this September 21st.
Perhaps the city will eventually have a Drew Bledsoe Way,  honoring the former Wa-Hi quarterback, who went on to star for the New England Patriots.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Broadway Superstar Channing Had Seattle Ties

Carol Channing, perhaps the best known actor on Broadway, died yesterday in Rancho Mirage, California of natural causes, she was 97.
Known for her starring role in Hello Dolly, Channing was born in Seattle in 1921.  Her father was the editor of the Seattle Star.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Northwest Baseball Great Mel Stottlemyre Dead

Mel Stottlemyre, a Central Washington product who would go on to be an ace pitcher for the New York Yankees and later a pitching coach for teams including the Mariners has died after a long battle with cancer.  Stottlemyre's son, Mel Jr was later also a pitching coach for the M's.  Both Mel, Jr and brother, Todd, pitched in the major leagues.
Larry Stone, a Seattle Times columnist, was working in Yakima for the local paper when Stottlemyre owned a sporting goods store in that town.  Having crossed paths both here and there, Stone wrote this column. Click here.