Saturday, May 02, 2009
We had great seats for last night's game with Oakland. It was a sunny and warm evening, an outstanding game with three homeruns, some good defense and pitching and the game was decided with two outs in the bottom of the ninth. Felix Hernandez threw the two boys a baseball each, and they had hot dogs, peanuts and a treat, too. This year the Mariners have been really fun to watch and not just because they're winning. They're also moving runners over, playing good defense, and the clubhouse seems to have an energy that's been missing for a few years. Last night I really had the feeling that they expected to win, even when they went down 6-1 early. Though he's started out slow, it is fun to have Ken Griffey Junior back - and he seems to be a big reason the dugout atmosphere has improved so much. There are few more pleasant ways to spend a warm spring evening than soaking in the atmosphere of Safeco Field.
Posted by Michael Burt at 10:53 AM