Recently, a young fan of the Seattle Mariners suffered a fate that all of us have dreaded experiencing -- even if in the back of our minds -- when attending a baseball game. Being hit in the face by a foul ball!
Tom Murphy and Jacob Nottingham hit back-to-back home runs in the bottom of the third inning to start the scoring and give the Mariners a lead that they would never relinquish in a 5-0 win over the Texas Rangers tonight (May 27) at T-Mobile Park in Seattle.
The Seattle Mariners took their first glimpse into a hopefully brighter future on Thursday (May 13) night when they opened a four-game series at T-Mobile Park in Seattle against the Cleveland Indians with the Major League debuts of top prospects Jarred Kelenic and Logan Gilbert.
The Seattle Mariners finally got some offense out of their much-maligned 5-9 batters and got another sterling performance from the arms in the bullpen en route to a 7-4 series-opening victory over the Los Angeles Angels at T-Mobile Park tonight (April 30).
There's a saying that goes something like, "The sun doesn't shine on the same dog's behind every day". Basically, one can't expect to have everything go in their favor all the time. My 16 year-old son, Drew, is putting that adage to the test.
While most of us were rubbing our eyes while watching at home and wondering, "Did that just really happen?" when Gonzaga Bulldog Jalen Suggs nailed a miraculous buzzer-beater to send the Zags to the national championship, fans in the stands at the Mariners/Giants game on Saturday night had their attention divided. No matter. When the crowd saw what occurred, their reaction made waves throughout the ballpark.
The wait for the complete return of Our National Pastime has never felt longer but, mercifully for us "seamheads", today is the day that the Great American Game finally begins again! Baseball is back and I couldn't be happier.
Even the most optimistic of Mariners fans knew that the truncated 2020 season was going to be filled with growing pains as General Manager Jerry DiPoto had to tear a veteran-laden team down to the studs to replenish a depleted farm system. The rebuild may be happening ahead of schedule.
As I was watching my beloved Seattle Mariners game the other day, there, lo and behold, "sitting" in the front rows behind home plate, none other than Pearl Jam's Mike McCready and arguably the greatest axe man of all-time Jimi Hendrix!