No Ichi-luck this time. Bummer! Many of us autograph crazies were lined up by the corner of the dugout, but Ichiro and most of the other Mariners were already in the clubhouse by the time the gates opened.
Missed out on Lucas Duda, he signed two and I was the third, bummer. Also Hamilton, Gordon, Merrifield and most of the other dudes did not sign. That was the bad news.
The good news is that the fellows who did sign were cool. Thank you Aldalberto Mondesi during bp, and Chestor Cuthbert and Jorge Soler just before the game!
Also, a Royal to be identified later signed my random MLBers ball at the end of BP. It was a white guy with a beard, like that helps lol. Anyhow after a couple of minutes of Internet research, I believe the player was pitcher Jake Junis. Thanks bro!
A beautiful night for baseball, albeit between two last place teams lol. It was 2-1 Royals in the bottom of the 5th. I was about to leave when Tom Murphy hit a three run homer to The Pen to put the good guys up 4-2!
However, while I was in the bathroom the Royals scored, and then in the top of the 8th, when I was already out of the park Jorge Soler hit a two run homer to put the Royals ahead for good. Final score Royals 6 – Mariners 3.