Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Dave Niehaus (1935-2010)

November 10, 2010 has been a terrible day for baseball fans in the Pacific Northwest. Here in Victoria, we learned of the demise of our beloved Seals. Later in the day we got a little perspective on the severity of our loss after finding out about a true tragedy. Dave Niehaus, voice of the Seattle Mariners since their inaugural season in 1977, passed away on Wednesday after suffering a heart attack.

I'll defer to the Associated Press for a recap of his Hall of Fame career and life. But I'd like to offer up the following audio tribute to Mr. Niehaus, courtesy of YouTube. The clip comes from the greatest moment in Mariners' history -- "The Double" -- from 1995. It was one of my most memorable moments as a sports fan and I was lucky to share it with Bubba in the left-field bleachers in the Kingdome.

Dave Niehaus, you will be missed.