Mariners almost Live from Japan!

Well I”ve done some crazy things over the years as a Mariners Fan but staying up till 3 AM for a game on TV actually being broadcast by ROOT Sports from Bellevue is an All-Time low. I”m sitting here in my robe like a 12 year-old kid waiting up all ni

ght for Santa even though he knows that Santa Claus is a myth. It”s with the same sort of bitter-sweet anticipation that I sit here with the faint hope that this year may be different and the Mariners will magically be a contender this year.

It should be interesting to see how Ichiro performs in the three-hole in front of his fans at the Tokyo Dome this morning.It is appropriate that we are playing another Pacific Rim Port city Oakland in this odd Season Opener. Will try to stay up for the whole game but no promises!

delights the local fans with a lead-off infield single but is stranded in the first as the season gets underway with coming in to reclaim his throne as the Mariners Ace for another season. Felix gives up a single to Weeks and a stolen base but no runs as we head to the second as the Mariners are still tied for first-place in the AL West!

Just found out they opened Safeco up this morning and a few hundred hard-core fans are down there, some in pajamas! Yoenis Cespedes from Cuba is the A”s big acquisition this year and just got to see him fan in his first Major League at bat. I”m committed to staying awake till the Mariners score a run….could be a long night…But wait just started the third off with a line drive single and then steals second but gets thrown out on base running mental error, I hope he proves me wrong and becomes a productive Major Leaguer.

Mariners looked like our familiar team in the top of third figuring out a way to ruin a scoring opportunity with dumb base running…..But King Felix is looking sharp so far with 4 K”s through three innings and getting stronger as he goes having retired the last nine A”s in a row.

BOOM! hits one 400 feet out of the park for a solo shot and the Mariners take a 1-0 lead, followed by another infield hit by Ichiro.

Well Folks thats it for me I”m going to go to bed happy knowing the Mariners were ahead when I went to bed and Felix on the mound. By the time you read this youll probably know who won and I”ll still be asleep. Feel free to fill in the blanks with comments while I snooze with visions of Mariners wins dancing in my head! Go M”s! http:jeffsmariners.com

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