April 8, 2011

Opening day at Safeco Field

Tonight the Mariners are taking the field in Seattle for the first time of the 2011 season. And for the first time since 1977 Dave Niehaus won't be calling the game.

He passed away last year in November.

At tonight's game there will be pre-game celebration to honor Niehaus. And Niehaus' wife will be throwing out the first pitch.

The celebration get's started at 4 p.m. when First Avenue South between S. Royal Brougham Way and Edgar Martinez Drive South, outside Safeco Field, becomes "Dave Niehaus Way South."

The city has brown street signs, which will be placed atop the regular First Avenue green signs at the ceremony.

Seattle-based rapper Macklemore will also be performing his tribute song “My Oh My” before the game.

Check it out:

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