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Seattle University and WA State to Play in Everett on April 23rd

There is actual news! From an actual news source!  Technically speaking since I have Mondays off, I could make this game. I might give it a shot, depending on the weather and I don’t have a Mariners game scheduled that night, so it would be worth the trip. I’ve never been to a college ball game, and think it would be good for me to go. It would certainly be interesting to see the college level of play, and I didn’t get up there near as often as I should have last year.

Seattle University & Washington State Square Off April 23

Baseball game to be held at Everett Memorial Stadium, home of the Everett AquaSox

EVERETT, Wash. – The Everett AquaSox, in partnership with Seattle University, announced today that Seattle U will host Washington State University in a regular season baseball game on Monday, April 23rd at Everett Memorial Stadium. The squads will square off at 6:30pm, with gates opening to the public at 5:30pm.  All seating will be General Admission for this game, and Seattle U students will get in free with their student ID. General Admission tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for youth under 17, and $5 for groups of 15 or more. Tickets are available through the AquaSox office by calling 425-258-3673 by visiting www.aquasox.com.

In celebration of this exciting event, the AquaSox are also offering local fans the opportunity to buy a special three-game ticket package that includes a ticket to the SU-WSU game, AquaSox Opening Night (June 20), and Seattle U Night at the AquaSox (July 24).  Packages are only $21 and can be purchased by calling the AquaSox office at 425-258-3673 or by visiting www.aquasox.com.

For more information about Seattle University Athletics, team schedule and roster, visit www.goseattleu.com.

The AquaSox Home Opener is June 20th at 7:05pm versus the Spokane Indians. Season tickets, group outings and both 12 and 16 game packages are available. Call (425) 258-3673 or visit the AquaSox office at 3802 Broadway in Everett for more information.

 

Meanwhile, I was fortunate enough in my post-game morning adventures to have some time to listen to Brock and Salk on ESPN. They talked to Shannon Drayer about the Mariners Japanese foibles, and a little bit about what was ahead. I am still reserving judgement. I think that throwing a bunch of people – no matter how professional – into such a tight schedule is not the best recipe for winning, but I’m not accepting that as a total excuse. It’s not as if being in a different country has suddenly changed the game, its rules, or our players ability to play. I can only hope that they fare better against opponents that they are familiar with Wednesday morning. The Oakland A’s did not seem to have as much trouble with either the Tigers or the Giants, beating the Giants in a 5-run shutout. I guess we’ll see what we see. Whatever the case, I’m getting ready for bed now in hopes that I can keep my awful sleep schedule up into the next two days. Will be coming back Wednesday morning with photos and a post. Until then…

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