Dave Niehaus, the broadcaster of the Seattle Mariners since their first game, died yesterday.
I’ll add the usual narrative: for me, Niehaus was baseball. From their first season in 1977, at the age of nine, I was hooked. After I moved to Europe nearly ten years ago, I would listen whenever I could when back in Seattle.
Niehaus would call 5,284 out of the 5,385 games that the Mariners have played. There was a lot of really bad baseball, but Niehaus made it more than endurable, he made it enjoyable.