Seattle-style weather and baby talk from Tacoma manager Darren Brown

After a week of sunny skies and temperatures in the 70s and 80s, gray Northwest weather has arrived for today’s first full-squad workout for the Mariners.

The temperature is supposed to remain decent (60s) but there’s a 70 percent chance of rain, with the heaviest supposed to hit around mid-morning when the team is scheduled to go outside. Before that, the storm will take place in the clubhouse, where manager Eric Wedge will deliver his rules, regulations and motivation to the team.

As of 8 a.m., dark clouds had moved over Peoria and there were a few sprinkles, but not enough to stop early conditioning work for the pitchers.

Inside, Tacoma Rainiers manager (and interim Mariners manager the last two months of last season) Darren Brown proudly talked about his four-month-old daughter Chloe, who’s back at home in Texas.

It’s not easy being a long-distance dad, but thanks to technology Brown is able to see Chloe and wife Cindy via Skype. Cindy has hooked the computer feed into the family’s big-screen TV, which makes for a huge Darren Brown image. He said it hasn’t scared the baby.

Brown also said he doesn’t speak baby-talk, especially from his Peoria hotel room.

“I’m afraid someone might walk by the room and wonder what’s going on in there,” he said.

More in Sports

Monroe football’s historic season ends with loss to Sumner

The Spartans’ big second half hands the Bearcats a 56-14 4A state quarterfinals loss.

Lake Stevens’ Eason is The Herald’s Volleyball Player of the Year

The Seattle University-bound senior setter was a stabilizing presence for the Vikings.

Huskies rally to beat Utah on last-second field goal

No. 16 Washington scores 10 points in the last minute to stun Utah 33-30.

Saturday’s prep postseason results

FOOTBALL 4A State Tournament Nov. 18 Quarterfinals Central Valley 41, Skyline 0… Continue reading

Trump says he should have left UCLA players in Chinese jail

The president implies that the father of one of the men isn’t appreciative enough.

Neale finishes as runner-up at NCAA cross country nationals

The University of Washington senior and Glacier Peak High School alum kicks her way to second.

The Herald’s 2017 All-Area High School Volleyball Team

Related: Lake Stevens senior Lilly Eason is The Herald’s 2017 Volleyball Player… Continue reading

King’s girls soccer team wins 1A state championship

The Knights outlasted Cascade (Leavenworth) in a shootout to post a 2-1 (8-7 PK) victory.

Seahawks won’t abandon sickly run game, Carroll says

Seattle has the NFL’s 32nd-ranked rushing offense.

Most Read