Today’s header shows the view from where the Salmon Luv’n Bears ate Monday night, at Ivar’s Salmon House. The view shows Lake Union being plied with both crew boats and sailboats. The Space Needle is in the background. Well as it turned out, although it wasn’t originally planned this way, some of us ate there again. It turns out that the Mariners’ SafeCo Field has an Ivar’s too. Pictured with this post are Dan and Mike from work, myself and Jay and Carl. Dan, Mike and I had dinner at the SafeCo Ivar’s and were treated by Jay and Carl to the game. The picture was taken by Mark, Carl’s high school classmate, at Tuesday’s Mariners, White Sox’s same.
Although the Mariners jumped out to an early lead, the White Sox’s came back and eventually won. Jay and Carl’s seats are in the first row of right center, right behind the Boeing sign. The right fielder, Ichiro, was honored before the game for getting over 2,000 hits. Besides Ichiro’s interaction with his young, female, Japanese fans there were two great bits of baseball that occurred nearby. The first event was Ken Griffey Jr.’s home run that sailed over our heads to land where a group of military servicemen were seated. The second event happened just to our right in straight away center. The White Sox’s Center fielder in an attempt to catch a flyball, missed the catch and then crashed into the centerfield wall. He was slow getting up and the Mariners’ batter ended up with a triple. Up close the violence of the play was striking.
UPDATE: I’m paying for last night’s outing this morning, but we all want to thak Jay and Carl again for treating us last night’s ball game.