Fans can watch #Mariners opener tonight against A’s for free at Safeco Field on monstrous new video screen. Gates open at 6.
— Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB) April 1, 2013
If only the Mariners were as good at “selecting baseball players to comprise their professional baseball team” as they are at “doing right by their fans and fostering goodwill within the community.”
Because, honestly, it is stuff like this that makes me shake my head in amazement at how a little bit of effort and heart goes a long way to cover up ten years of complete ineptitude on the field. Well, they had that one year that was pretty good but still.
The Mariners, of course, added one of the world’s largest LED displays as part of substantial renovations to Safeco Field this winter. In addition to giving fans a sneak peek at the new-look ball yard, they also give fans a chance to watch Felix Hernandez one more time. Never a bad thing, as it is all the M’s have to go on at this point.