Well, it's Felix day, and as it also happens to be the annual throwback evening, it would perhaps be fun to find a 1940's swing band version of the song to open our festivities for the evening.
Problem is that such a version, to my knowledge (and youtubing ability), appears not to exist. So in lieu of that, you should definitely take the time to do a little catch-up reading about the team the Mariners will be honoring this evening, the short-lived Negro League Seattle Steelheads. Ashley wrote a bit on the Steelheads last January, and after you're done reading that, be sure to check out this link to find out how they only recently discovered what their uniforms looked like. Not only do the reproductions look great--for both sides!--but it's also wonderful to be able to honor such an important part of still recent history.
Also those K cards, man.
- Seattle "Steelheads" vs Boston "Royal Giants," 6:10 PM PST
- TV: ROOT, Radio: 710 ESPN,
|BOSTON RED SOX||SEATTLE MARINERS|
|Brock Holt - RF||Seth Smith - LF|
|Dustin Pedroia - 2B||Brad Miller - DH|
|David Ortiz - DH||Robinson Cano - 2B|
|Hanley Ramirez - LF||Nelson Cruz - RF|
|Pablo Sandoval - 3B||Kyle Seager - 3B|
|Xander Bogaerts - SS||Logan Morrison - 1B|
|Daniel Nava - 1B||Dustin Ackley - CF|
|Blake Swihart - C||Chris Taylor - SS|
|Jackie Bradley - CF||Jesus Sucre - C|
|Rick Porcello - RHP||Felix Hernandez - RHP|