Each Thursday, we check out the weekend sports scene locally and offer more casual sports fans some observations that can get them in and out of conversations without anyone catching on to your, ahem, casualness.
Whether at the water cooler, bus, lunchroom, frat kegger or cocktail party, you can drop in a riposte, bon mot or bit o wit to start a conversational conflagration, or put one out. Then walk away.
Mariners baseball -- Oakland at Seattle, 7:10 p.m., Thursday and Friday; 6:10 p.m., Saturday; 1:10 p.m., Sunday.
Sounders soccer -- Sounders at Colorado Rapids, Friday, 6:30 p.m.
When the Mariners announced their 2011 schedule, we quickly circled Friday, April 22, as the can't-miss game of the year. Why? Not because it's against the hated Athletics, but because the Mariners designated Friday, April 22 as "Franklin Gutierrez Flyswatter Night."READ MORE»