I just returned from an Alaska cruise and was perusing the photos I took. One of those special shots that really stood out had nothing to do with the cruise. In fact, it was a photo of Safeco Field, taken on Friday night, May 25, 2012, before the cruise and during a game between the Mariners and the Angels.
The Seattle Mariners Safeco Field
Take a look at this picture. What prompted me to even take this shot was the unusual designs all over the field. In just this one picture, you can count over seven different diagonal directions the field was mowed. What I really want to know is how long does it take the groundskeeper to mow the darn field, all of it, and what kind of equipment does he use to mow it with?
Okay, I know, it’s a pretty lame question, but I just thought the field looked really great and wanted to share it before I fall into bed fast asleep. It’s been a rough week, having spent a good part of it tossing around my cabin with patches on my ears, bands on my wrists, and frothing at the mouth from being sea-sick. Our poor captain had to face headwinds of 42 knots while sailing at 20 knots. I hope I got that right. Knowing about knots is not my forte. Alaska’s a beautiful state but next time I might try the Trans-Alaska Highway just to be safe.
As for Safeco Field and the Mariners ~ they played a great game and were ahead until the ninth. I don’t know, maybe they took just a little too long to admire the field instead of focusing on the game and old Albert what’s-his-name. I know that’s what I was doing.
I just found out I’m going to the Oakland A’s – Detroit Tigers game on Mother’s Day so I went online to find out what’s for dinner! My search found this great website with such tantalizing food pictures I think I’ll conjure up some ballpark food for dinner tonight!
One of my favorite ballpark foods is the Primanti Brothers Sandwich at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. When I was there the fans were lined up around the block for this one. The special sandwich (pictured above) includes not only the roast beef, but also the salad and french fries stacked high and part of the sandwich.
And someday I’m going to try those Rocky Mountain Oysters at Coors Stadium. Or maybe I’ll watch someone else try them but it’ll still be an experience.
And for dessert it’s a toss-up between those yummy looking cupcakes at Safeco Field in Seattle and the funnel cakes at AT&T Park in San Francisco.
If you don’t have plans for your mom, your kid’s mom or someone else that’s really special on Mother’s Day why not consider taking her to dinner at the Ballpark! You’ll get to enjoy the camaraderie of some the greatest fans in all of sports, hopefully a great game and some really terrific food.
Everytime I hear Dave’s voice I tear up. I get chills until no end. Not so much because I miss Dave the person, but Dave the spirit. I grew up watching baseball, knowing every night when I turned on the television I could hear Dave. I knew that when no one was positive about the Mariner’s chances, Dave would always have a hopeful attitude. I am going to miss the “My Oh My‘s” and the “Grand Salami‘s”. Even the simple hello, welcome to beautiful Safeco Field, with his signature grin. FLY FLY AWAY! ” Taken from Comments on YouTube
Dave Niehaus, Throwing out the First Pitch
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"I was the worst hitter ever. I never even broke a bat until last year when I was backing out of the garage." Lefty Gomez, Yankees pitcher.
Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona. ~George F. Will.
"Does Pete Rose hustle? Before the All Star game he came into the clubhouse and took off his shoes and they ran another mile without him." Hank Aaron.
More Baseball Quotes!
“You see, you spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball, and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.” - Jim Bouton
"I was such a dangerous hitter I even got intentional walks during batting practice." - Casey Stengel
"This isn't a job. This is a privilege, that's what this is!" - Mike Krukow, TV Commentator, on being at the ballpark each day.
"I've found that the knowledge of the game is usually in inverse proportion to the price of the seats." -Bill Veeck, Chicago White Sox owner.
"Derek Jeter's accomplishment puts Pete Rose's hits record in perspective. 3,000 hits is phenomenal. 4,000? Freakish!" - Anthony Castrovince via Twitter
"The best possible thing in baseball is winning the World Series. The second best thing is losing the World Series." - Tommy Lasorda
"You teach me baseball and I’ll teach you relativity.... You will learn about relativity faster than I learn baseball." - Albert Einstein
"Baseball is a game of race, creed, and color. The race is to first base. The creed is the rules of the game. The color? Well, the home team wears white uniforms, and the visiting team wears gray."
GARLICFRIESANDBASEBALL is written by a long-time fan who simply loves the game. I write my own articles (hence the grammar and occasional misspellings). If I include an article from another source, credit is given to that source and will include links when appropriate. The opinions are my own.