Los Angeles Dillweeds of Anaheim @ Min L 2-3
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Opening day could not have been any more glorious. Our Mariners started the season off on the right foot. Before the game, Ichiro was presented with a-freakin-nother Gold Glove and the Louisville Silver Slugger Award. To anyone reading this - please appreciate what this guy is doing. He is an absolute joy to watch and you are not going to see a more well rounded player for years. Not only one of the most exciting players to watch, but notice the attention to detail in every aspect of his game. It is beautiful. Then the one and only Drew Niehaus threw out the first pitch, dressed to kill I might add.
On to the game. Erik Bedard went 5 giving up only 1 run, but he did manage to throw 106 pitches and walked 4, which was definitely concerning. All throughout spring he's had walk issues, and tonight did not do anything to calm our nerves. But still you cannot argue with one run given up, and the bullpen did a fantastic job as well. And let me tell you, it will never get old seeing JJ come in to shut the door. The Safe just becomes absolutely electric. And hearing that crowd erupt after that last fastball he blew by Hamilton was a perfect ending.