We parked on a grass field just behind the Center Field Gate. It was a l - o - n - g walk around the park to our seats on the other side of the outfield (we should have gone left instead of right when we entered) .
This is Erasmo Ramirez warming up. He is trying to crack the starting pitching rotation. He pitched 6 scoreless innings to lead the Mariners to a 3-0 win over the Chicago Cubs.
This is a shot of the Mariners crew just messing around with their warmups before the game. That's Cano (22) on the left, the heavily-bearded one is Dustin Ackley, and Justin Smoak (17) is on the right.
They were announcing that the game was a sell-out on signs as we approached on the highway. I guess they are trying to discourage people without tickets from proceeding...
This picture is of the grass seating on either side. The crowd was announced at 15,243, a new record.
This is where we were sitting. It's a long way to the infield and you really had to focus to keep track of what was happening. The rail for me was right at eye level and I had to peer under or over that top rail to see the scoreboard or what was happening in the outfield. The Cub organization brags that there is not a bad seat in the house -- the people around us definitely did not agree!
There was a light cirrus cloud cover overhead most of the day. The temperature was 78 degrees at game time, so the cloud cover was very welcome.