County Council hits a home run with today’s highlight


The only West Seattle connection here is County Councilmember Dow Constantine, but “Voice of the Mariners” Dave Niehaus (at the center of the photo, next to DC) is beloved here as well as elsewhere in M’s-land, so we wanted to show you this county-provided photo. Constantine and fellow councilmembers paid tribute to Niehaus at their meeting today; from the news release:

“Dave Niehaus loves the players and he loves the game, but he has never forgotten that his first duty is to the fan sitting at home,” said Constantine. “To the radio listener, this excitement and wonder for our national pastime is what makes Dave Niehaus special.”

Also per the news release, Niehaus had this to say: “Those magic moments of 1995 will return to Safeco Field. I promise you, they will return.” Sure hope so. (Semi-pertinent side note: When we got here in ’91, and went to our first M’s game in the Kingdome, its interior signage carried the name “King County Stadium.”)

2 Replies to "County Council hits a home run with today's highlight"

  • Alki August 26, 2008 (12:49 am)

    Why did they pay tribute to Niehaus in their meeting? I’m not following that part. Seems kind of random, but a fun photo, and great to see Dow!

  • WSB August 26, 2008 (1:03 am)

    They just decided they were going to honor him for his long service to people around here etc. etc., months after he got into the official national Hall of Fame. One of those fun things you get to do as politicians to break up the monotony, I guess.

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