Suite night at Safeco!

May 22, 2009 –

Our 2nd game of the season, this one was a gift from the Fitch family as a thank you for Willie’s help coaching Faith’s (and Jordan’s) baseball team over the years – well, and because we’re friends, too! As a Mariners employee, Ede gets a suite once a year and their family chooses to thank supporters of their family by inviting some of those people – Mariner fans – to enjoy the suite with them. This is our second year attending and it’s been a blast both times. This year, Jordan’s principal and his wife also attended so it was fun to chat with them. 

The Big Unit warms up in the bullpen

The Big Unit warms up in the bullpen

We watched this stance for so many years with Randy was with the Mariners it was really amazing to have seats right above the bullpen where he warmed up prior to the start of the game.

The wind up

The wind up

The delivery

The delivery

The Moose even visited during the 3rd inning!

Willie & Steph with the Mariner Moose

Willie & Steph with the Mariner Moose

Brian and Ede Fitch

Brian and Ede Fitch

Faith & Hannah Fitch with the Moose

Faith dances with the Moose while Hannah tries to jump in

Ede with Dr. and Mrs. Parnell

Ede with Dr. and Mrs. Parnell

The game was a very exciting one which ended up going into extra innings. Not only did Randy Johnson pitch for the visiting Giants, but it was Felix Hernandez bobble head night and the Mariners pulled out a victory in 12 innings! 

Willie and I had to leave the game early to catch the bus. The bottom of the 9th arrived, bases loaded, and the pinch hit Griffey – the place went wild. It was a bummer that he struck out but the electricity in the place to have Griffey in Johnson back together in the same game was worth going into extra innings. Following the game on Willie’s internet-enabled phone, we learned while we were passing Northgate on the bus that we won it in 12!

Fun night!

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