Hometown favorites on display at Mariners 2013 Opening Night

MoyerSEATTLE– The winning-est pitcher in Seattle Mariners history will join local band Pickwick, the Lakewood Police Department and other area favorites as part o the Seattle Mariners’ home opener.

Opening night festivities start at 4:40 p.m. Monday at Safeco Field when the Mariners take on the Houston Astros. Game time is 7:10 p.m.

Former Seattle Mariners pitcher Jamie Moyer will throw out the ceremonial first pitch and Seattle band Pickwick will start the pregame festivities by performing three of their songs.

Other highlights for opening night include:

  • The traditional christening of the field with the ceremonial first run around the bases by a Make-A-Wish® child will feature 11-year old Marlee Burkett of Sammamish, Washington. Marlee, who underwent a recent liver transplant, will be the first person to “touch them all” on Opening Night.
  • The National Anthem will be performed by the Gospel Outreach Choir, and the flags will be presented by the Lakewood Police Department and Joint Base Lewis McChord Color Guard.
  • Former Governor Booth Gardner and former state Senator Sid Snyder will be remembered with a moment of silence. The grandchildren of Snyder, a longtime Mariners season ticketholder, will deliver the game ball to the mound.
  • Fireworks during the introduction of the Mariners starting lineup.

On April 11, Safeco will hold “Supreme Court,” a special, expanded version the King’s Court in celebration of pitcher Felix Hernandez’s first home start of the season.

Tickets to both games are still available here.

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