About the Author
Kirby has worked for The Herald in Everett, Washington, since 1984, and was the newspaper's executive sports editor for 10 years. In nearly four decades as a sports writer and editor, his stories and sections have won several awards from the Associated Press Sports Editors. His career at The Herald has spanned much of the history of the Seattle Mariners, and he began covering the team on a daily basis in 1999. Kirby and his wife have two children.