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  • #61
    Ceremonial Groundbreaking of Safeco Field, Seattle, March 7, 1996, featuring Dave Neihaus and Ken Griffey, Jr.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7zTq1Qs1vI

    <object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/i7zTq1Qs1vI&hl=en&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/i7zTq1Qs1vI&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>

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    • #62
      1) It's in Seattle

      2) I hope to move to Seattle and go to many games.

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      • #63
        Originally posted by Seattle1 View Post
        Ceremonial Groundbreaking of Safeco Field, Seattle, March 7, 1996, featuring Dave Neihaus and Ken Griffey, Jr.

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7zTq1Qs1vI

        <object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/i7zTq1Qs1vI&hl=en&fs=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/i7zTq1Qs1vI&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>
        I've seen that video, the year is incorrect. The gound breaking ceremony was in 1997. Not 1996.

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        • #64
          Originally posted by mrakbaseball View Post
          I've seen that video, the year is incorrect. The gound breaking ceremony was in 1997. Not 1996.
          Yes, funny that even the time stamp on the videotape itself is off by a year. Also, the date was 3/8, not 3/7.

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          • #65
            Not a bad seat in the place

            I try to sit in as many different spots at Safeco Field. I've found them all good. When you walk around the first level concourse and you look down along the first and third base sides it seems so inviting with the gradual slope of the rows of seats and the nice grass field. It has a nice open feeling.

            I like the pic in post # 18, which looks North. Safeco Field is in the foreground and the Kingdome sits in the background. Similar lines but Safeco is bigger as it stretches all the way to First Avenue S. The Kingdome is only as wide as Occidental Avenue S (half way between 1st and 2nd Avenue) and Railroad Avenue Comes in at an angle of old gate D of the Dome. The dimensions are pretty much the same with the gap in right field at Safeco deeper.

            Trivia: (1) who hit the last home run in the Kingdome and the first home run at Safeco ? It's not JR Griffey.

            (2) Speaking of Griffey. Safeco was opened on July 15th. Of that year, which park did Griffey hit more home runs a) Safeco or b) Kingdome ?

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            • #66
              Griffey DID hit the last homer at the Kingdome. 2 homers were hit in the 6/27/99 last game. Rusty Greer in the top of the first, Griffey hit a 3 run homer in the bottom of the first. Trick question?
              Russ Davis hit the 1st Safeco homer.

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              • #67
                You are correct sir !

                Originally posted by mrakbaseball View Post
                Griffey DID hit the last homer at the Kingdome. 2 homers were hit in the 6/27/99 last game. Rusty Greer in the top of the first, Griffey hit a 3 run homer in the bottom of the first. Trick question?
                Russ Davis hit the 1st Safeco homer.
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                • #68
                  Safeco Field, Est. 1999; Home of the Seattle Mariners

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                  • #69
                    Opening Day of Safeco Field in Seattle

                    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RaH6kZDntWw

                    Safeco Field is the home of the Seattle Mariners MLB Team. The new stadium replaced the use of the Kingdome after the former facility was imploded. Opening ceremonies took place during the summer of 1999. Among others, Ken North and Bill Bass were both interviewed by KOMO 4 Television.

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                    • #70
                      Originally posted by Seattle1 View Post
                      The new stadium replaced the use of the Kingdome after the former facility was imploded.
                      Actually, the new stadium was in use BEFORE the Kingdome was imploded.

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                      • #71
                        Originally posted by Power Wally View Post
                        Actually, the new stadium was in use BEFORE the Kingdome was imploded.

                        Yes I know that obviously, all I did was copy and paste the accompanying text from the YouTube clip without reading it closely. I've got to start paying closer attention to how these people describe their videos before copying & pasting....

                        Anyway I bet the guy who posted that clip knew that the Kingdome was still standing when Safeco went into use (who doesn't), he just worded the description awkwardly.

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                        • #72
                          Mariner Moose waiting for a Safeco elevator with security
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                          • #73
                            Safeco Field - why does it need a roof?

                            From April to September, Seattle gets less days of measurable precipitation and less total precipitation than any of the following cities:
                            Cleveland, Cincinnati, Detroit, Boston, New York, St. Louis, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Miami, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Washington and Baltimore.
                            Seattle has a retractable roof on their stadium, but none of the cities mentioned above have retractable roofs on their stadiums. Can someone explain this?
                            Holding a pitcher accountable for how many runs his team scores is like holding the designated hitter accountable for how many runs his team allows.

                            An individual statistic is meaningful only if it is based strictly on what the player does and not on what the other players on his team do.

                            Contrary to what most baseball fans claim, a pitched ball which is hit into play is not a strike.

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                            • #74
                              Originally posted by BiZmaRK View Post
                              From April to September, Seattle gets less days of measurable precipitation and less total precipitation than any of the following cities:
                              Cleveland, Cincinnati, Detroit, Boston, New York, St. Louis, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Miami, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Washington and Baltimore.
                              Seattle has a retractable roof on their stadium, but none of the cities mentioned above have retractable roofs on their stadiums. Can someone explain this?
                              Because when it rains it pours...

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                              • #75
                                cuz in seattle it rains sumtimes.
                                ian kinsler + josh hamilton = best 3-4 combo ever.

                                CHECKLIST:
                                trade laird for haladay!!! we need pitchin. []
                                sign cc in the offseason []
                                sign ben shets in the offseason []
                                get a real 3B like david wrigt []

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