Art Thiel

Thiel: Serenity in pro sports is rare and Seahawks have it

Now that Paul Allen has done the deed critical for any successful pro sports owner — spend big money wisely, then head to… Continue reading

Thiel: Griffey Jr. took Seattle sports to center stage

For us Puget Sound-area lifers, it’s sometimes surprising to hear that newer arrivals wonder about the reverence in which Ken Griffey Jr. is held around… Continue reading

Thiel: Three reasons the Mariners will/won’t make the playoffs

Beginning the second half of the season at 45-44, the Seattle Mariners are the perambulating paradigm of Steven Sondheim’s memorable “Comedy Tonight” lyric: “Something appealing,… Continue reading

Thiel: M’s most valuable deadline acquisition will be new owner

The G-forces in mood swings among Mariners fans at midseason are increasing. You can spot a Mariners fan from distance: Flattened features and peeled-back lips.… Continue reading

Thiel: Baseball spotlight shining brightly on ex-Mariners

Reduced to designated hitter/pinch-hitter only against left-handed pitchers, Alex Rodriguez, 41 next month, was defiant this week in New York talking to reporters who follow… Continue reading

Don’t read too much into Calabro’s move to Portland

Not only did the NBA Finals’ storylines seduce even the crustiest Seattle cynic, who learned to dismiss pro hoops because of the dubious dealings of… Continue reading