Originally written on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 8/12/13
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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
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