In 15 seasons covering the Mariners for the Seattle Times, Ryan Divish has covered seven different managers, three general managers and exactly zero playoff games. Until this season.
Divish, a Montana native, is usually back in his hometown of Havre by this time of year. Except a magical run by the Mariners has the Northwest’s lone Major League club back in the postseason for the first time since 2001.
Prior to Game 2 in Houston, Divish joined this week’s episode of Sports By Northwest to discuss the Mariners breakthrough and his career covering a losing franchise.
Here are some highlights from this week’s show:
· Divish talks about the moments this season when he felt like the Mariners might finally have luck and a little magic on their side
· What is it like to see a city fall in love with a team again? Divish sees it every day in Seattle.
· Divish talks about baseball writers he loves and how he found his voice on the beat.
· Baseball is perhaps the most literary of all sports. Divish discusses his favorite books about America’s pastime.
— Bill Oram
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