The first confirmed cases of COVID-19 in North America were confirmed in late January 2020, but we fucked around for another month until February 29, 2020, when Washington State Governor Jay Inslee declared a State of Emergency for Washington, and then President Trump issued a National State of Emergency on March 25, 2020. I bring up this terribly incompetent timeline of events to point out that depending on when you start the clock, we are are about 10 to 12 months into this pandemic and for all Mariners fans who weren’t in attendance at the beginning of Spring Training in 2020, then it’s been at least since September 2019 that you laid your weary eyeballs upon a Mariners baseball game in-person.
For today’s prompt, I want to you go back into your “Green Fields of the Mind” and tell us about the last time you saw the Mariners play in-person. H/T to staff writer Isabelle Minasian for inspiration:
In celebration of pitchers and catchers reporting, who was the last pitcher you saw in an MLB game?— Isabelle Minasian (@95coffeespoons) February 18, 2021
Head down to the comments and give us:
- The date and location of the game
- Who pitched
- Most significant thing that happened
Nine days from today, we get our first Mariners Spring Training game. We’re so close, y’all. Even if you don’t get to see any games in-person again this season, at least we’ll have something to follow along with and mark the passage of time. But for now, let’s reflect on Before Times at the ol’ ballpark and marvel at how good we had it and didn’t even know it.