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  • Originally posted by schnu View Post
    That's exactly my thoughts - wondering if the rainbow flag had a maritime use or a different use back in the 80s.
    So...looked it up and on Wikipedia, the end all be all of trusted sources, there is one meaning that may explain the rainbow colors (among other explanations).... American Revolutionary War writer Thomas Paine had proposed that the rainbow flag be used as a maritime flag, to signify neutral ships in time of war. (excerpt from wikipedia). So is that the explanation?

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    • Originally posted by JT7 View Post
      So...looked it up and on Wikipedia, the end all be all of trusted sources, there is one meaning that may explain the rainbow colors (among other explanations).... American Revolutionary War writer Thomas Paine had proposed that the rainbow flag be used as a maritime flag, to signify neutral ships in time of war. (excerpt from wikipedia). So is that the explanation?
      Makes sense - although in a unconnected comment, why would the Mariners' ship be "neutral"? ;-)

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      • We don't want any gays in America!

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        • 220px-United_States_yacht_flag.svg.png
          This is the 'Yacht Ensign' flag. So the neutral ship flag makes sense. The yacht sign is/was for all registered pleasure ships.

          I would have used the Pirate flag too - but with a team called the Pirates already in the league, guess that wouldn't be cool. Rainbow flag it is!

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          • The Mariners gave Derek Jeter a Kingdome seat.

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            • Originally posted by Phantom Dreamer View Post
              The Mariners gave Derek Jeter a Kingdome seat.

              Should have made it into a rocking chair.
              The Mets have the best, smartest fans in baseball.

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              • 1982 Seattle Mariners Funny Nose & Glasses Night.
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                • Players in the 80's look so out of shape compared to the specimens that all play now. Look at those are muscles!

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                  • It is the things the fans can relate to.
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                    • 1991 Seattle Mariners scorecard featuring the Kingdome, the Alaskan Way Viaduct and Mt. Rainier.

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                      • Originally posted by Phantom Dreamer View Post
                        Ken Griffey Jr. connects for the last home run at the Kingdome

                        15 years ago today.
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                        • I take it back, upon further inspection of Reuss' photographs, it does appear that the USS Mariner was still stationed behind the CF fence in 1988.
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                          • Jay Buhner blasts a grand slam
                            6/23/93: Jay Buhner blasts a grand slam in the first to put the Mariners up 4-1

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                            • Final out of Angels at Mariners, 1995 season game 145. Winner wins A.L. West division title and the ensuing on-field celebration as well as celebration on the streets of downtown Seattle. As Dave Niehaus said, "19 long years of frustration, is over!".

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                              • Toronto Blue Jays at Seattle Mariners May 27, 1990. ESPN Sunday Night Baseball. Pitching matchup: John Cerutti vs Randy Johnson in the start before his first career no-hitter. I don't know how often ESPN carried the Mariners but Jon Miller and Joe Morgan actually praise the Kingdome on several occasions, describing it as "cheerful" and a "fun place to be". They have a pizza delivered to the booth at one point. They even mentioned that Mariners contacting the Disney people about using holograms inside the dome to display clouds and thunder among other things. Weird game as Randy Johnson was clearly not the polished pitcher he would become, in fact he gives up back-to-back homers to Blue Jays "sluggers" Manny Lee and Junior Felix the opposite way. It amazes me it took so long for people to change his mechanics and when it happened it was done by the Rangers' Nolan Ryan and Tom House. Even the Mariners Brian Giles goes opposite field for a home run. There's a short ESPN feature on Griffey following the game.

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