Tuesday, August 12, 2014

33.75/52: Baseball

Week 33 of the year was full of baseball!

Last Thursday, Chick and I went to our first Hillsboro Hops game of 2014.  It's hard to believe that this short season A league is starting to wrap up their season.

The stadium is a fantastic place to watch minor league baseball.  Small, intimate....and there isn't a bad seat in the house!

Who doesn't love a beer and a hot dog on a warm summer evening?


Last Saturday night Brian and I went to our first Seattle Mariner's game of 2014 and my first game since summer 2012.

It was a special night, the induction of Mariner coaching legend, Lou Pinella, plus it was Lou Pinella bobblehead night!!

"Sweet Lou"  managed the Mariner's from 1993-2002.  He was Manager of The Year in 1995 and again in 2001 when he led the Mariners to a record tying 116 wins.

Pinella is the only manager in Mariners history to have a winning record.  Following the 2002 season, he left the Mariners to coach the Tampa Bay Devil Rays.

He remains to this day, a legend and much loved part of Seattle sports history.

The induction ceremony featured many of the players who Pinella coached while in Seattle, including Jay Buhner, Edgar Martinez and Dan Wilson.

It was full of old stories, poignant memories, laughs and tears.

Thanks to my second Dad, Kenny for the gift card (birthday) that made it possible for us to get awesome seats in the Terrace Club.

We had a great evening!