At the last minute on Saturday night, a friend and I decided to go up to Seattle for the last game of the 4 game set with the Orioles.

 

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It was so worth it. Seeing Chris Davis swing so hard at EVERY PITCH (he struck out a lot), Adam Jones being magical in center field, and that new face in town - Nelson Cruz. Oh, and Bill Russell was on the field for pre-game ceremonies.

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It was all I could ask for. Ryan Flaherty waved at my pants, I saw Manny Machado's huge ears up close, cute girls in Orioles jerseys giving me high-fives (which I never solicited, but gladly obliged!), my first ball-park beer ($9, holy God), a great environment (love coming to SafeCo), and a great pitching match that came down to extra innings. Baltimore won in 10 innings, 3-2 off a Manny Machado sac-fly. Did I mention there were a TON of Orioles fans there? I got some "Let's go O's!" cheers going up from section 328.

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I'm just glad there's meaningful baseball in SafeCo, especially when Baltimore comes to town. Both teams are vying for playoffs, it's a great thing. I always wish Seattle the best, but of course, this road-trip was pivotal for the Orioles, and I am thrilled we took 3 out of 4 in one of my favorite parks.

Oh, I did buy an Orioles home hat at SafeCo. Hear me out, I had to retire my last one (hangs in my office) because it was so well-used, and hats are cheaper at stadiums.