Friday, 27 July 2007

Seattle Mariners

The Seattle Mariners were playing a relatively local derby today, so after finishing the last of the presentation series I bussed back into town (this city desperately needs an underground or tram system) and got a club seat. Nice view:


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The event is frequently punctuated by ritualistic songs, ridiculous competitions ("True or False? Dropped Stitch is a knitting term), and lots of trips to the concession stands. There's a greater variety - and probably quantity - of food and drink in this one stadium than in the entire Outer Hebrides. And as for the portion sizes...


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The stadium itself is just outside downtown, so as sunset turned to night the lights came on in the various city blocks:


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Largely due to a fluke strike by one of the Oakland team, the Mariners were unable to make up a 4 run deficit in the ninth. Ah well.


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2 comments:

  1. Looks like the crowd is ever so slightly larger than the one at the recent (rained off) Scotland - Pakistan match.

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  2. Karelian Blonde30 July 2007 at 23:41

    True. Dropped Stich is indeed a knitting term :)

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