2005 Game Feed Preliminary Notes

DMZ · December 19, 2004 at 11:09 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

I (and Jason, if he’s up for it) will be leading the first ever USSM feed/game outing. This is going to be a lot less of the planned eat-and-mingle and a lot more of the eat-and-cheer-crazily for King Felix.

Oh yes. We’re predicting that Felix Hernandez will be in Tacoma next year, unless he breaks into the rotation in spring training — which is a possibility. So this is all tentative. If he’s at Tacoma, he won’t pitch the home opener Friday April 15th, so for now, it looks like it’s
Saturday, April 16th, at 6:05 or
Sunday, April 17th, at 1:35

The M’s are on a roadtrip (16 @ CWS @ 11:05, 17 @ 12:05)

Anticipated plan:

  1. Meet up at Tacoma house of beverages and ill repute (I’ve got some candidates in mind). Probably early afternoon if it’s the Saturday game. If it’s the Sunday game… not sure what happens. Maybe we bolt lunch and go.

  2. Go to game.
  3. Return to homes to herald coming of King Felix.

We may investigate bulk buying tickets, or renting the beer garden… but that’s the essential outline. You now have over four months of warning.


18 Responses to “2005 Game Feed Preliminary Notes”

  1. DMZ on December 19th, 2004 11:15 pm

    Two things before I open this up to comments:
    – If you have ideas or suggestions for this feed, this is a great place to offer them up
    – Please, no “I can’t go but wow, I wish I could” posts
    – David Corcoran, I have no sympathy for you at all if you can’t make an event like this with four months of notice

  2. Jim Thomsen on December 19th, 2004 11:27 pm

    Places I like: The Swiss Tavern in Tacoma and The Tides Tavern in Gig Harbor. Good food, good atmosphere, not crazy far away (though, with Gig Harbor, you never know what bridge traffic might be like.) There’s also a wood-fired pizza place a few doors down from The Swiss that rocks the culinary casbah to no discernible end. The Ram restaurant is sorta sports-pubby and pretty decent.

    I think we should all bring Burger King crowns to keep with the coronation theme.

    Or not.

  3. DMZ on December 19th, 2004 11:35 pm

    The Swiss is the front-runner by far, and one of my favorite places to hang out when I’m in Tacoma. Man, that place has good food. If only the bathrooms were decent.

  4. bigcat on December 19th, 2004 11:37 pm

    #2. The Swiss is good. The Tides is fairly expensive and touristy. Though small, The Parkway on North I is a great place (for beer). The Harmon has good beer (full disclosure: I know the brewmaster). The Ram is alright and large enough. There also is The Alehouse on Mildred with most bottle and tap beers available, with the added benefit of being fairly close to Cheney Stadium…

  5. damienroc on December 20th, 2004 12:32 am

    Engine House #9’s pretty good. The Spar wasn’t bad, but it’s been a long time since I went there.

  6. David J Corcoran on December 20th, 2004 7:12 am

    Woot! I think I’ll be in Seattle that weekend, actually.

  7. David J Corcoran on December 20th, 2004 7:14 am

    Nope. That’d be the weekend before. But with 4 months notice, I am sure I can change some things…

  8. David J Corcoran on December 20th, 2004 7:47 am

    All right. Got my hotel switched, cleared it with my cousin. Count me in.

  9. David J Corcoran on December 20th, 2004 7:54 am

    Also, one question. I booked my Hotel in “Marysville” (because it was cheap).

    Does anyone know where that is? And how far is it from Tacoma?

  10. JPWood on December 20th, 2004 8:12 am

    About 70 miles and 1-1.5 hours. Get closer.
    If not, Marysville is right next to Aquasox Stadium, so you can make your pilgrimage to the King’s launching pad.

  11. JR on December 20th, 2004 8:45 am

    yeah, beer garden, sounds like fun. Do it for saturday.

  12. MaAlHo on December 20th, 2004 9:00 am

    Get your hotel in Puyallup, University Place, Fife….geez, any of those towns should be cheap. How big will this bash be? Swiss and E-9 are both great.
    Anybody know what the M’s offered Perez? Washington Times says at least 3 years, $18 million.

  13. MaAlHo on December 20th, 2004 9:01 am
  14. Nick on December 20th, 2004 9:22 am

    We can all celebrate the return of Ron Villone!

    “The Seattle Times reports that Ron Villone (P) Sea will be back with the Mariners for next season, as he accepted salary arbitration.”

  15. pat on December 20th, 2004 9:40 am

    If we go to the E-9, I can work on getting us a a tour of the onsite brewery. My good friend is the assistant brewer there and head brewer at the Powerhouse in Puyallup.

  16. Matt Staples on December 20th, 2004 10:26 am

    Since this is on the weekend, I think I can make it … awesome idea.

  17. Paul Weaver on December 20th, 2004 11:29 am

    I love Rainiers games!
    I know E-9 is really close, cool place… ‘spose we could take it over.
    Never been to the Swiss…if it is a little more open air than E-9, it might be a better choice.
    Though I hope King Felix pitches on a Saturday, that Sunday is my b-day, and would be almost as great as having time to get a drink before hand.

  18. Saluboy on December 20th, 2004 8:48 pm

    This is gonna be great! It’s been I and my friend’s plan to do this for weeks and doing it with the USSM crew will just put the icing on the cake, bake the cake, and serve it with jelly beans. Plus we’ve been bummed about not being able to attend the feeds. Great idea, I give props.