It was the day after the clearing storm moved eastward away from our region…. OK, so I can’t quite write like Snoopy when he started so many of his “It was a dark stormy night…” stories over the past 40 years! But it WAS the day after a dumping of rain and the sky had cleared and tickets were in hand to go to the Seattle Mariners vs. New York Yankees MLB game at Safeco Field with my son! We were eager to go since we had yet to see Ken Griffey Jr. play this year – the other games our DH was Mike Sweeney since we were facing a left-handed pitcher. Not today!
And what a day it was for Griffey, easily being his best game of the entire season. He starts off with a double to hit in Jose Lopez for RBI #1 on the day, then next inning slams the door shut on the Yankees with a three-run home run. Oh, tossing in one other hit that almost was another HR and a walk, he had a pleasant 2-for-3 day with 4 RBI’s – and two Bauer Boys thoroughly enjoying their cameras from our nice seats taking photos!
What a special way to spend a day with my son, the big time baseball player and stat nut himself. We’ll be back in 2 weeks for the season finale just in case it is Griffey’s last game before waiting in line for the Hall of Fame!