Thursday, April 16, 2009

Opening Day at Safeco Field

One day back in February I received an email asking if I'd like to sign up for information on ordering single game tickets to the Seattle Mariners. I replied and was able to purchase Opening Day tickets on April 14th.
My husband, son and sister headed out to the ballpark for a fun day. We started by having lunch at The Showbox located at 1700 1st Ave. So. in Seattle about 2 blocks south of Safeco Field. We had great hamburgers and service by Derek! We were also able to enjoy the Seattle Times live Webcast from the Showbox. The Times had several of their sport reporters to answer questions from the patrons and online viewers. After the webcast, they held a Trivia contest about the Mariners. I actually won a pair of tickets to this Friday's game!
We then headed over to Safeco. For a day that started out with a forecast of rain, we couldn't have asked for a better day. The sun was shining and they were opening the roof as we reached our seats. You could just feel the excitement in the air as the fans were anxiously awaiting the return of Ken Griffey Jr. to the Mariner line up. It had been ten years since we saw Number 24. The crowd burst into cheers, claps and whistles as Griffey approached the batter's box. He stepped out of the box and tipped his hat to the loyal fans! And to make his first at bat even sweeter he got a hit to right field which sent the crowd into even louder cheers.
The Mariner's managed to pull out the win in the 10th inning and everyone on hand for that special Mariner's home opener went away with a great memory. Griffey hit his first home run at home last night and Ichiro hit a grand slam - the Mariner's currently have a 7-2 record!
Here's to a great season!

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