It was nice to have the “pomp” (opening day ceremonies) match the circumstance (a win!) for the #MarinersOpener
All the usual touches from the bunting, to the confetti, to the Make-A-Wish kid run around the bases to the video with Dave’s voice reading the poem “Welcome Back Baseball” . . .
And, since this also happens to be the celebration of the Mariners 40th season, there was an extra special ‘first pitch’ – a group effort from: Willie Bloomquist, Harold Reynolds, Mark McLemore and Rupert Jones
Dad and I had a fabulous time, as usual, our tradition . . .
Of course, the best part was the WIN!!!
(especially after the abysmal road trip that started the season)
Talk about clicking on all cylinders!
- Pitching was awesome (just imagine, an entire year of THIS James Paxton 7IP-8K-0R)
- 2-5 in the line up came through at 8 for 14 w/3 doubles, and FIVE RBI
- 6-9 came through with 1 walk, 3 hits, 2 runs
- the lone bad spot was 1 – Segura left the game with a hamstring strain
All-in-All, a great day (even splurged on some great new M’s merch: jacket, t-neck and jersey)
So happy baseball is back 🙂