I had the pleasure of being on field for Mariners BP through the M’s STH Memories Program. A couple of the other autograph crazies and I were the first fans out there. I don’t remember the exact order but it went down something like this:
Ichiro came by and signed my buddy’s jersey and then my jersey, both in silver paint pen and everything! So awesome!!! I think I literally jumped up and down. Thank you Ichiro!
Totally amazing!!!! Thanks guys.
Surprisingly, injured stars Jose Altuve and George Springer were both at the park. I didn’t see either of them sign. Carlos Correa was out recovering for a cracked rib suffered during a “in home massage” session. I’m gonna leave that one alone, bro. 🙂 Alex Bergman signed for a few folks on the field. Jake Marisnick signed a few at the camera well corner right before the game. Houston, we have a problem lol. The ‘Stros have gone from one of the most fan friendly teams and generous signers to almost the opposite. I still like them though. The Mariners, Mets, and Astros are my favorite teams. Anyway Mariners BP tonight was one of the best ever in terms of graphing, so i’m cool!
Well the ‘Stros jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the 1st against Mariners “opener” Cody Gearrin. However, “headliner” Wade LeBlanc settles things down and the M’s came back with two runs in the 3rd. The Astros scored again in the 6th to make it 4-2. I don’t think there were more than 10,000 fans at the start of the game, so plenty of legroom. There were also enough seagulls circling around that I headed for cover. 🙂 It got cold but it wasn’t out of control. With the M’s threatening in the bottom of the 8th, Jake Marisnick made a very nice game saving catch in center. The Astros beat the M’s 4-2.