Back in 2010, before this blog was a twinkle in my eye, I had a running series called “A Paragraph With The Mariners”. I ran 162 of these – as naturally that’s the number of games in a baseball season – but they didn’t just correspond with the games played. The only rules were: the posts had to be a single paragraph, no matter how long and unwieldy, and the posts had to be somewhat about the Mariners.
Well, I’m bringing back a version of that, but as you can see, I’m allowing myself to use multiple paragraphs if need be. The Tidbits will just be short, rambling posts about the Mariners. On a daily or almost-daily basis (no weekends, unless I decide to do them on weekends, but I’m not making any promises).
To kick things off, I would just like to point out that Opening Day is going to see the Mariners playing at home for the first time since 2008 (when we hosted the Rangers). Six straight years of starting the season on the road (four of them against the A’s, one of them in Japan). April 6th is the first game, and it JUST so happens to be a 1:10pm start!
I, for one, think this is VERY cool. I know the games are going to be better attended this season – what with all the improvement of the on-field product and everything – and I know that the first game of the year is usually a sellout, regardless of how bad the Mariners appear, but nevertheless I’m making it my MISSION to go to this game! Knock out of work around 11am, hit up Sluggers for some pre-game beers, then it’s a delightful afternoon at the ballpark with Felix on the mound.
Single game tickets are going on sale this Saturday. I’m gonna be online right at the buzzer to buy tickets.