So we jumped on the Route 5 bus and took it straight down to Safeco Field.
We were fortunate to secure fourth row seats up the left field line, just behind the ball girl. Seattle Reign and Women's World Cup soccer star Megan Rapinoe threw out the ceremonial first pitch fresh from the United States championship victory over Japan last week just north of here in Vancouver, British Columbia. That would be about all the Mariners fans had to cheer until the bottom of the 9th inning.
In red and gray opposing the Mariners were the Los Angeles Angels.
Seth Smith's pinch hit home run in the bottom of the 9th was way too little, way too late for the Mariners.
The home team suffered a 10 to 3 loss in what the Mariners manager said was the "worst game of the year."
But for us it was the best because we got a renewed taste of what it meant to be in the major leagues.