Seattle Mariners Fans Be Thankful

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Sep 24, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Aerial view of CenturyLink Field (top) and Safeco Field and the downtown Seattle skyline before the NFL game between the Green Bay Packers and the Seattle Seahawks. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

4- Safeco Field

One of the nicest ballparks in the country, hands down, end of story. There isn’t a bad seat in the house (and I’ve sat in various spots).

The retractable roof allows for beautiful blue sky Seattle summer days and also allows – when the roof is closed – for an open-air experience, with the added benefit of staying dry, when the rain comes as it often does in Seattle.

I personally liked the Kingdome. My first MLB game was a Mariners game in the Dome. I saw Cecil Fielder hit a home run in the Dome, I witnessed Cal Ripken‘s 1,111th and 1,274th games of his 2,632 consecutive game streak. I watched Randy Johnson pitch a one-hitter, days before he was traded to the Astros.

But nothing can beat watching a Mariners game in the Safe, smelling the sea air, listening to the trains go by.

I can’t wait to go up there this Spring.

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  • Jeff

    I’m thankful that Chuck Armstrong is retiring..
    I’m thankful thanks to the regional sports network purchase they’ll have money to (hopefully wisely) spend

  • drwheelock

    I’m thankful of numerous things as a M’s fan, though painful as the past 11 years has become…

    1. 1995 Amazing Memories to keep baseball in Seattle and fund Safeco Field.

    2. Washington Taxpayers that funded 1/2 of the Safeco.

    3. SAFECO FIELD PAID OFF FINALLY, so no lease expense like all other MLB teams have. (ie: Oakland A’s just signed a $1.75M lease agreement for 2014).

    4. After the Rangers/Angels new TV deals…Seattle stepped up and blew MLB away by taking majority ownership in ROOT Sports Network. Mariners just stepped up to be in the same light as the Yankees YES Network. HUGE HUGE HUGE accomplishment and major increase in RSN revenue.

    5. Ownership in ROOT Sports Network assures major revenue from all other Seattle teams (NFL, Soccer, NBA, PBR, etc, etc).

    6. MLB’s new TV deal that adding $25M to each MLB team annually.

    7. FINALLY all BAD contracts are OFF the books, and we have only $32.5M in committed contracts going into this offseason.

    8. Felix and Iwakuma are locked up, and we have the most incredible SP prospects raring to slip into the rotation.

    9. We have one of the TOP 3 Farm Systems in MLB.

    10. Oh did I forget to mention our 116 Win Record that we hold over all other MLB teams in history?

    11. Our prospects have been tested thoroughly over the past 4 years, so after 2013 we NOW finally know where we have to bring in the experienced and professional “proven” Vets.