Like the Seattle Mariners nerd I truly am, I have been looking forward to Ken Griffey Jr. Hall of Fame Night for weeks! Here’s a little recap of my experience at the game.
2:52PM – We officially arrived at Safeco Field! The lines looked as bad as Disneyland in July. Only the first 20,000 fans received Griffey bobbleheads and fans sure wanted to get their giveaway!
4:02PM – Success! Griffey bobblehead was eventually acquired! Gates opened two and a half hours before game time, which was surprising. With so much free time, we checked out the Milwaukee Brewers’ batting practice with a prime view behind the visiting team’s dugout. Unfortunately, the way they swung their bats was only the beginning of the Brew Crew’s offensive display for the night.
5:30PM – Hall of Fame ceremony started promptly. Safeco Field was PACKED. In all my years coming to the ballpark since it opened in 1999, I have never seen so few empty seats for a regular season game. Even the 300-section