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Hello Seattle?  Wooden Bats? Leather Gloves? Does That Ring A Bell?

Attendance at Safeco Not There Despite Winning

Dear, Northwest Sports Fans,

I realize you may have forgotten, since that team of yours hasn’t played a decent season in more than a decade, but I thought I’d drop you a line and remind you that you have a baseball team.

They are called the Seattle Mariners.  Does that ring a bell?

Do you remember Ken Griffey Jr.,  Edgar Martinez, Randy Johnson and Jay Buhner?  That’s right, the guy who’s always talking really loud about trucks in those TV commercials.

Yes, they are all still retired, but there is a new group of players wearing the same uniform that those guys once wore, and guess what?

They are actually playing pretty darn well.

Here’s a news flash for you:  If the baseball season ended right now, your Seattle Mariners would be an AL Wild Card team.

Cheer for the Yankees? Please... Photo: Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Cheer for the Yankees? Please… (Photo: Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Yes!  The playoffs!  A baseball team in Seattle that would be in the playoffs!

I hope that is waking you up from your summer nap a bit because these particular Mariners could really use your help. You see, most recently the Yankees played a series in Seattle.  I know you remember those pesky pin stripers.

The problem is that your presence at Safeco could really be useful right now.  The M’s averaged around 27,000 people per game during that series, which is pretty good for a weekday series, but at least half of those people were wearing those pin stripes we just talked about.

Nope, I’m not kidding.  Safeco has been inundated with “Roll Calls” and “Let’s Go Yankees” cheers.

Did you throw up in your mouth a little bit?  Good, I did too, every night when I listened to those NY buffoons. Do you realize they even booed Robinson Cano?  That’s right — their own former player booed in his current home stadium by his former fans.

Are you really going to stand for that?

I realize you might still be drinking that Super Bowl glory the Seahawks just gave us, but it’s time for baseball.  Even Russell Wilson stopped by during this Yankees series.  You should too.

I know, I know. You’ve been betrayed by the M’s a lot over recent years.  Quick, but positive starts have always turned ugly in recent Mariners seasons, but this is different.

It’s June now, for crying out loud, and the M’s are in the thick of things and are playing some of the best baseball we’ve seen in Seattle in years.

Felix Hernandez is having the best season of his storied career.  Hisashi Iwakuma missed April, but has been dominant ever since.

The hitters?  We have a few this year.

Robinson Cano has been the real deal.  He’s one of the top five hitters in baseball this season.  Kyle Seager has been whacking the ball around too.  Even some kid named Cole Gillespie has been raking it as of late.

There’s much more to see if you just show up.  It’s Safeco Field, right across the street from Century Link.  Most games are at 7:10 p.m.  Don’t be late.

I’d appreciate it, Seattle.  The M’s deserve it as much as you deserve a winning baseball team.  Don’t miss the opportunity.

I know there is a lot going on in the summer, but it’s going to be worth it. I assure you.

Love, Brian

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