A featured writer for SB Nation Seattle, Wendell Maxey has spent the past seven years as a sports writer from New York to Portland and is a frequent contributor to ESPN.com Page 2 and SLAM Magazine/SLAMonline. He has previously contributed to USA Today, FOXSports.com, NBA.com, and NCAA.com and also produces, Beyond The Beat -covering sports across and about Oregon.
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The Seattle Mariners have been awful. The Portland Beavers are disappearing. But thanks to a winning season, a new ballpark on the horizon and Nick Lachey, a celebrity in the ownership group, life is pretty good for one Northwest team: the Tacoma Rainiers.