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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