Friday I went to my first ballgame of the season and the weather was perfect for it. Sunny and warm. There's no better place to be on a day like that. Unfortunately Carlos Silva, who for some reason is always referred to as the "new slimmer Silva" despite the fact that he looks exactly the same as last year, was on the mound. Well, he pitched just like the old Silva and after getting pulled before the end of the 4th after giving up 6 runs, I was ready to leave early. As luck would have it, it's a good thing I didn't. The Mariners rallied, closing the gap on a bomb by Russell Branyon and taking a 1 run lead on a 2 run shot off the foul pole by Franklin Gutierrez, a man whose name can't be spelled by the average fan according to a between innings video. Oakland tied up the game, but with the bases loaded and 2 outs in the 9th, Jose Lopez looked at or swung at 13 pitches before finally singling in the winning run. It was a great game and I'm now 1-0 on the season. The other good news is that I took this opportunity to snap a couple photos with my new Samsung Omnia phone. These are some damn good pictures for a phone. All you iphone owners can suck one.
**Update** The next big event I'm looking forward to is surgical mask night. Everyone brave enough to go to a public event will receive a surgical mask with the Mariner logo on it. Sponsored by Harborview.