USSM Goes To Safeco 2010
You didn’t think we were going to let a little thing like a terrible team stop us from having another USSM/LL event at Safeco Field again, did you? Of course not. Jeff Sullivan, Matthew Carruth, and I (and hopefully Derek…) are making our annual trip to the park, and this year, it will be better than ever. Saturday, September 4th, an afternoon and evening of baseball. Details are below. (Hint – click on “full screen”, it will make the doc much easier to read)
If you’ve been to any of the ones we’ve done at Safeco previously, you’ll notice the big difference this time – the Q&A is going to be held in the 300 level, rather than the Ellis Pavillion as before. By hosting that portion of the event in the seats, we get around the capacity problem we’ve run into previously. Where the Ellis Pavillion only holds 275 people, forcing us to turn interested attendees away, we now have the ability to sell a ticket to anyone who wants to come. We can pack the house with USSM readers, which is a pretty exciting opportunity.
Of course, since we’ll be taking up the 300 level for the event, the timing of the Q&A has also been moved up, and will now be held from 3:30 to 5:00 pm. That’s right – you’ll get into the park before the gates open, so you’ll get to talk baseball with members of the Mariners front office while BP is going on, and no one else will be inside. Once the gates open at 5:10, we’ll have to disperse so that those with tickets can, you know, sit in their seats, so we’ve arranged a special area where we can spend the two hours prior to game time just hanging out and talking baseball.
One of the things I’ve always wished we could do better about the prior Safeco events was have more interaction with the attendees outside of the Q&A itself. This time, we’ll have two hours leading up to game time to socialize and talk baseball in a less formal setting. And then, of course, you get to stick around and watch the game.
A 90 minute Q&A, a two hour USSM “mixer”, a good seat to the Mariners game on a Saturday evening, and a USSM t-shirt for $20? Good luck finding a better deal than this. These are always a good time, and I think this should be the best one yet. Don’t delay – buy now, and buy a lot.