It's not every day that a baseball fan gets to witness one of their heroes receive the honor of having their number retired forever by one their own favorite teams. A sold-out Safeco Field on Saturday, Aug. 12, served as the backdrop for this rare occasion, and spirits were high as a kite throughout the stands. Folks around the Pacific Northwest have been calling early Seattle Mariners' star Alvin Davis "Mr. Mariner" for decades now. As they introduced Davis, along with several other Mariners legends, to honor Edgar Martinez, it hit me that Martinez was actually more worthy of that honorable nickname than any other Mariner before or since he hung up his spikes in 2004.
Since "Mr. Mariner" is taken, and cemented in local history, a more fitting nickname hit me as the sold out Safeco Field crowd chanted the familiar, drawn-out call… Read Full Story
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