Mariners Interview: Author Michael Emmerich

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Apr 20, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Exterior view of Safeco Field before a game between the Houston Astros and Seattle Mariners. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

BH: How did the opportunity come about to write the Mariners edition of the 100 things series?

ME: The book is part of a series launched by the publisher a few years ago. The timing just hadn’t been right for an edition on the Mariners during the first few years of the series, but after last season it appeared the M’s fortunes were rising, so the Publisher was ready to pull the trigger. I am a 25-year veteran of the sports book publishing business and had written a successful college book which was part of the series. Because I am a fan of the Mariners and live in Seattle, I expressed interest in writing the Mariners edition. It remains to be seen whether we chose the optimum time to release the book.

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