Okay, we Seattle Mariners fans concede. The Rangers have indeed won the West.
What better sacrifice to the baseball gods than my well-worn Seattle Mariners stadium blanket that has kept me toasty through oh-so-many chilly nights at Safeco Stadium in the Emerald City?
Seeing this blanket makes me think of the many Mariners games I enjoyed with my now 15-year old daughter. Being a divorced dad, I cherish my time with her — and the Seattle Mariners, through the triumph of 2001 and the despair of almost every other year of the teams existence — have provided many an enjoyable and terrific night for my daughter and I to share.
Now that I’ve moved to Dallas and the 100-plus degree temperatures of Arlington, I feel quite confident in giving up my cherished blanket.
But you’ll never steal my Mariners from me, Texas.
There’s always next year.
On a side note, have a good retirement Lou – we already miss ya.