Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 4/5/12
Surprised? Is anyone really surprised by the Seattle Mariners attempt to try and stop the Chris Hansen led arena from being put up in their backyard? On the surface as it appears to the Seattle sports fan like the Mariners are playing the role of that spoiled kid in the sandbox who only likes it if the sandbox is empty. If a couple of kids come inside the box, the Mariners will get angry and kick sand in their faces. When more kids show up to play, the Mariners run into the corner and hide. It was interesting to read the letter by Mariners CFO Howard Lincoln that was sent to Mayor Mike McGinn’s and King County Executive Dow Constantine’s office because these are more then just surface gripes. The Mariners do bring up valid concerns. Specifically in regards to the traffic issues in and around Safeco Field. Anyone that has attended an event in Seattle’s stadium district can attest to that area before and after games being an absolute mess. Especially right in the First Avenu...
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