Congratulations, Dave

Dave · July 26, 2008 at 10:48 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Mr. Niehaus,

I could write thousands of words about how much you deserve this day, but it would still fall short of expressing how glad I am that you’re going into the Baseball Hall of Fame today. You are the reason I’m a baseball fan, and I can’t imagine growing up with anyone else welcoming me to a beautiful day out for baseball.

Enjoy Cooperstown. Enjoy the entire experience.

Congratulations, Dave. You’ve earned it.


57 Responses to “Congratulations, Dave”

  1. Sentinel on July 27th, 2008 3:40 pm

    Being a fan since 1988, when I turn eight and my parents took me on my first trip to the Kingdome, I have many fond memories of the Seattle Mariners. The Dave Niehaus Experience is and always will be one of those fond memories. Through the bad times, like now, you can always enjoy a game that has Dave as its voice.

    Congrats, Dave.

  2. cdowley on July 27th, 2008 9:13 pm

    I still remember back in 1995, the day of the tiebreaker game. I was on the schoolbus going home while the game was on, and the driver had the game cranked. It was the first time I sat in the front row (I was usually a third row guy, not sure why), just so I could make sure not to miss anything. Right before we got to my stop, Sojo hit that ball that just wouldn’t find a glove, and I still to this day remember that call and the pure excitement in Dave’s voice.

    And watching the end later, with Randy pointing up to the skies, and that mix of joy, relief, and sheer ecstasy in Dave’s voice… it still sends chills up my spine.

    Congratulations Dave. This honor is far, far overdue.

  3. Breadbaker on July 27th, 2008 10:58 pm

    Dave has almost a sixth sense of the tenor of a game sometimes. It will be 5-1 in the sixth and sometimes when the other team gets a guy on base, he’ll make it sound like nothing, and sometimes like the start of a flood. And he’s almost invariably right.

    One thing we should have is a list of the people he’s given the title of “That Man” to. The real Mariner killers like Pudge Rodriguez, Vlad Guerrero and a few others. On this day, they should wear the badge of distinction given to them by an opposing team’s announcer like diamonds. The kind made of carbon, not grass.

  4. cody on July 28th, 2008 1:46 pm

    Congratulations Dave-
    You are the greatest thing that has ever happenned to the Seattle Mariners franchise.

  5. bratman on July 29th, 2008 8:51 am

    Right now the Mariners looking for the tie. They would take a fly ball. They would love a base hit into the gap and they could win it with Junior’s speed. The stretch and the 0-1 pitch to Edgar Martinez, swung on and lined down the left field line for a base hit. Here comes Joey. Here is Junior to third base, they’re gonna wave him in. The throw to the plate will beeee late the Mariners are going to play for the American League Championship. I dont believe it. It just continues, My Oh My!
    –Dave [Niehaus], October 8, 1995

  6. DMZ on July 29th, 2008 8:59 am

    Seriously, i before e in Niehaus. That can’t be that hard.

  7. matthew on July 30th, 2008 2:29 am

    The Mariners need to produce a DVD of Dave’s best calls… They produced one for Edgar (You Gotta Love That Guy) and 2001’s 116 win season. I’d pay anything for that.

    They could easily get a sell out based on that as a giveaway…

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