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Mariners owner talks coronavirus safety measures and why baseball is vital to the national psyche

Seattle Mariners outfielder Kyle Lewis makes a catch during Summer Camp while wearing a mask at T-Mobile Park in Seattle. (Seattle Mariners Photo via Instagram) Seattle Mariners majority owner and chairman John Stanton thinks the country could really use some baseball right about now to help heal some of its ailments. To get there, his […]

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T-Mobile and Seattle Mariners putting fans on the mound with immersive livestream during practice

The view looking toward home plate from the pitcher’s mound at T-Mobile Park in Seattle. (T-Mobile Image) You might not have what it takes to throw a pitch for the Seattle Mariners, but you can at least stand around on the mound and watch. Virtually at least. T-Mobile and the Mariners are teaming for another […]

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The future of sports, a GeekWire virtual event with leaders from Seattle Sounders, UW and WSU

How can professional and collegiate sports return safely? Which technologies and approaches will ensure a seamless transition back to the playing field, and ultimately to the stands? That was our topic on this special GeekWire Virtual Roundtable, with Pat Chun, Washington State University director of athletics; Jennifer Cohen, University of Washington director of athletics; and […]

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GeekWire Podcast: Three tech stories that show how COVID-19 is radically changing our lives

Here’s what we’re talking about on the GeekWire Podcast this week. The world of the COVID-19 pandemic is unlike anything any of us has ever experienced. We covered three stories this week that give us a glimpse into how the virus is changing our lives: We’ll talk about the new realities of work, through the […]

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Seattle Mariners try to keep fans in the game with streaming practices, virtual cheering and more

Seattle Mariners players and coaches are seen on the field at T-Mobile Park during a livestream of one of the team’s Summer Camp workouts. (YouTube screen grab) If you’re going to root, root, root for Mariners in Seattle these days, you’re going to have to do it virtually as baseball has taken on a whole […]

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Is Russell Wilson a robot? No, but video shows the Seattle Seahawks QB working out with one

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson gets set to pass as an MVP Sprint dummy rushes toward him during an off-season workout. (Twitter screen grab) This might just be the answer to eliminating player injuries (and salaries!) in the National Football League. Send in the robots. Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is prepping for the upcoming […]

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A virtual slugfest: Seattle Mariners players take on fans in baseball video game tournament

(Mariners Image) They can’t step on real grass, swing for real fences or hear the cheers of real fans, but Seattle Mariners players are still getting in some baseball, albeit virtually, during a showdown that pits them against fans in “MLB The Show 20” on PS4. Sixteen fans and 16 Mariners players, selected during a […]

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Inside the NFL Draft: How Microsoft pulled off a win at a turning point for collaboration tech

Instead of being in Las Vegas on April 23 for the 2020 NFL Draft, Commissioner Roger Goodell read the picks from a studio in his home basement. (Microsoft Photo) It’s one thing to hope that your video chat for a virtual work happy hour connects seamlessly. It’s quite another for a professional football team to […]

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Amazon and NFL renew ‘Thursday Night Football’ streaming deal — and add one Saturday game

A “Thursday Night Football” game as seen on Amazon Prime Video. (Amazon / NFL screen grab) Sports fans missing baseball, basketball, hockey, soccer and just about anything else that should be in play right now are holding out hope for the return of football in the fall. And Amazon is right there with them, as […]

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With high-tech rooms at home, Seahawks ready for remote NFL draft and AWS helps power entire event

Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll, left, and GM John Schneider during a Zoom press conference about the NFL Draft. (Seahawks.com screen grab) Teams across the National Football League, familiar with the dreaded prospect of dropped passes or fumbled handoffs, are hoping dropped calls and missed connections over the internet aren’t the norm starting Thursday. That’s […]

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