Baseball-wise, it's been non-stop revelry - like Mark, I can't stop repeating '2010 World Series Champion San Francisco Giants', every time that I can.
This morning, a pause in the joy here in the Pacific Northwest, as news filtered out that Dave Niehaus, beloved voice of the Mariners since their inception, had had a fatal heart attack. It's hard to imagine a Mariners' broadcast without Dave Niehaus. Cut from the Lon Simmons cloth of story-telling & joyfully losing his voice in the middle of describing sensational & important plays, he was a classic play-by-play man & a civic & regional institution, a part of everything Mariner for 33 years. His call of Edgar Martinez's Division Series winning double in 1995 is the quintessential Mariners call, the one that they break out at every big occasion. People remember Edgar's hit & Dave Niehaus's joyous call with equal fondness. Like Jon Miller, he was recently deservedly inducted into the Hall-of-Fame.
Please read the story & watch the clip (you'll see a few beloved ex-Giants, too):
We'll all miss you, Dave!