Mariner’s Fanfest

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Each year, the Mariners hold an event at Safeco Field called Fanfest. Willie and I have been interested in going for a couple years but each time the cost has been prohibitive. This year, we went! And on January 23 not only did we “go”, we went for free and to the ‘coveted’ Season Ticket holder event from 5-7 pm. The daytime event, open to the public, is attended by thousands and each activity within the park is accompanied by a considerable wait time. Thanks to our church friend, Kent Oliver, we had a blast with friends at this fan-oriented fest.

We had free hot dogs, cookies, pop, water, and Cracker Jacks prior to seeing Mike Blowers interview the new manager. Then we headed to the activities around the park: throwing in the bull-pen, hitting off the tee in the outfield, catching a pop-fly in the outfield, touring the visitor’s clubhouse and hitting in their batting cage, as well as a tour of the M’s clubhouse (posh!). Between the fun activities and the even more fun friends we attended with, it was a ‘date night’ to remember for Willie and I!

Willie & Steph in the dugout - Fun! The benches were heated!!

Willie & Steph in the dugout - Fun! The benches were heated!!

And thanks to Ede Fitch, our friend and Mariner employee, for numerous freebies for not only our family but the Johnsons and Williams’ as well. 

Fred and Brayden Williams with our new team manager!

Fred and Brayden Williams with our new team manager!

Fred gets ready to deliver as a reliever

Fred gets ready to deliver as a reliever

Willie - faster than the speed of light

Willie - faster than the speed of light

Keith and Willie heading onto the field

Keith and Willie heading onto the field

The way they live in the Diamond Club

The way they live in the Diamond Club

Mikayla Johnson

Mikayla Johnson

Brayden Williams

Brayden Williams

Keith, Willie, Fred, Kim

Keith, Willie, Fred, Kim

Kent Oliver

Kent Oliver

Guess who took her eye off the ball?

Guess who took her eye off the ball?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Keith hammers one

Keith hammers one

He put one up onto the concourse

He put one up onto the concourse

pop-fly time

pop-fly time

Yep, that's the dugout!

Yep, that's the dugout!

 

 

 

Brayden the peanut dude

Brayden the peanut dude

Peanuts!

Peanuts!

Locker for Beltre

Locker for Beltre

Cool centerpiece

Cool centerpiece

Moosy Mikayla

Moosy Mikayla

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Wes
    Feb 09, 2009 @ 11:45:48

    Wow! Sounds like a hoot. Did the coaching staff get Willie’s phone # just in case they need some help down the stretch???

    Reply

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