Get Thee To Safeco
Tonight, the M’s open their final home stand of the season. The last six games don’t mean a whole heck of a lot, but even still, let me encourage you to make it to Safeco Field this week. The reasons are numerous.
1. Felix is pitching tonight and Sunday. As much as we don’t want to talk about it, there is a non-zero chance that the M’s could trade him this winter. This might be your last chance to watch Felix pitch as a Mariner in person.
2. Adrian Beltre is probably not coming back next year. He’s been unfairly maligned his entire career here, but he’s been a tremendous player for the M’s for the last five years. He deserves a proper send off. Standing ovations, loud “Thank You” chants, all of it. You know Red will be there with his massive head-on-a-stick. Let’s make sure there’s not just one crazy Beltre fan at Safeco this week. He deserves to know that what he’s done here has been appreciated.
3. This has been the most fun year to be a Mariner fan in a long, long time. The organization worked extremely hard to make this a team worth rooting for again, and they succeeded in less than a year. As much as we can, let’s pack the place this weekend as a reward for their hard work.
4. In all likelihood, this is Junior’s swan song. Sunday’s game is going to be one that you’ll remember how you felt for the rest of your life. Go.