So this is it! These are the final remaining days clicking down until baseball returns to Seattle. It’s never quite baseball season until that baseball is being played here in the city, and I have been daydreaming about this upcoming Friday for weeks now. Especially while I’m at work. Friday is supposed to be partially cloudy and in the mid-50s, unlike previous years where it’s been raining or even snowing. My seats always wind up in the 300s because of the 16-game plan deal, but if it’s snowing outside, it doesn’t matter where you’re sitting, it’s just cold. Extra socks with my white shoes this year, just to make sure.
To kick everything off, tonight I’m going to be making the grueling trek from West Seattle to the Tulalip Casino for an AquaSox season ticket holder event. I am not one of those fortunate enough to have that sort of thing (or, sadly, the time to make it to both all of those games and all of my Ms games), but I know people who are, and other people who have backed up that invitation, so around 2pm today, I’m going to go pick up Conor, run some brief errands, and try and beat Everett’s horrible rush hour to get to Marysville around 5 or 5.30. I have been told that there will be Mariners baseball on TV, which just makes this whole thing sweeter. I would be taking Tom, too, but he’s got a big show in Toronto this week, and leaves tomorrow for it, so he needs to stay home and prepare for an early flight in the morning. More baseball for me! (I’m sure he’s heartbroken.)
Speaking of Conor (that was a terrible segue), he now has his own blog, in addition to whatever he’s going to occasionally be doing around here, or at ProBallNW. I also know at least one other person who is also getting something set up, but it’s not done yet so I can’t link it. When it’s up and running, I’ll definitely be bringing it up here. The Mariners blogosphere just keeps growing, doesn’t it? We are an amazingly devoted group of people, if nothing else. The Ball Girls also recently popped up, so that adds some more ladies to the mix here. Any more women writing about the Mariners out there? Let me know, and I’ll be happy to link you.
While I was waiting for the Cubs/Diamondbacks game on MLBN, they aired this commercial:
Now I get to wait for the next few hours to see Erik Bedard do his thing in 100 pitches or less. I have the very distinct feeling that this will be a fun summer.