of super pitching, walk-off grand slams and fans, fans, fans!

This one was special for a myriad of reasons . . .

  • not only a series win – but a FOUR-GAME SERIES SWEEP
  • not only another walk-off victory (the third of the series) – but a WALK-OFF GRAND SLAM
  • not only Father’s Day at the ballpark – but Father’s Day at the BALLPARK w/MY DAD
  • not only a game I was able to attend in person – but, was part of RECORD ATTENDANCE (since COVID)

it was REALLY cool that, finally, it felt like a real game again (complete w/chants and and cheers and boos; robust renditions of “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” and lots of “Louie-Louie” dancers)

Mariners 6 | Rays 2


and a very Happy Father’s Day it was!
PLAY BALL on a sunny Sunday!
Happy Father’s Day, Dad!
So great that the fans are baaaack!
a win, as series win, a series sweep!!!!
of course, ‘t was the rally cap that did it 😉


  • Marco getting back to form: 6.1IP-5H-2R-2ER-3B-6SO
  • and, oh that ‘pen! (Misiewiicz+Sewald+Steckenrider+Montero): 3.2IP-0H-0R-0ER-1BB-6SO


making the most of SIX hits . . .

  • THREE homers: solo shots by Torrens and France; grand salami (and the game-winner!) by Long, Jr.
  • somehow fought though ELEVEN strikeouts
  • hitting streaks extended: Bauers (9), France (9) Crawford (8)


TWO DP’s (Crawford-Moore-France; France-Crawford-France)

tweets of the game . . .