- If you are a major league catcher, catch the ball!
- If you are a Billion dollar organization, why would you rob me?
That's right, by the third inning I had been robbed. Not by a vagrant or other urbanite, but by my beloved Seattle Mariners. The score was 9-1, and it was time to buy some food. There should be a rule that all food is free if we are down by 6 or more runs.
Anyways, the game did get a bit interesting, Vidro and Ibanez hit a couple of home runs to make the score 9-4 going into the bottom of the ninth. Brady told me that he wanted to see Ichiro bat again, and I told him that if Betancourt could get on base we would be able to see Ichiro one more time. Sure enough, with two outs in the ninth, Betancourt managed to get a hit, allowing Ichiro to come to bat one more time. It is at this point that Becca leaned over and said that it would be great if he would hit a home run before we left.
Next pitch: a shot by Ichiro to right center, right over the wall for a two run homer and a final score of 9-6.
The good news in all of this, after this season every baseball season will seem like the Mariners are doing great. Here are a couple more pictures from our trip.