State of the Mariners Address: An Interview with the Seattle Times’ Larry Stone

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Aug 11, 2013; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners starting pitcher

Felix Hernandez

(34) stretches his arm in the dugout after the 8th inning of the game against the Milwaukee Brewers at Safeco Field. The Mariners won 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Steve Dykes-USA TODAY Sports

In life there will always be someone better. If you think you’re the fastest in the world there is someone faster. If you think you make the best pancakes there is someone who makes them better (probably IHOP if we are being totally honest).

But when it comes to the Seattle Mariners there are few more versed in the organization than Larry Stone, current sports columnist and Mariners expert at the Seattle Times. Prior to just a few months ago, Larry had spent more than 25 years covering baseball, especially the Mariners. This week I was fortunate enough to coax him into an interview for Sodo Mojo, to pick his brain about the state of the Mariners and the future (success?) of this team.

A big thank you to Larry for this opportunity and his insight. It is writers like him that inspire people like me each and every day to scour the baseball universe for material worth writing about.

Without further ado let’s take a look at what he has to say…