Commissioner’s Corner with Bob Simeone
At the conclusion of this winter’s meetings, the Mariners added three new players to the roster: Erik Bedard (P), Jack Cust (DH), and Miguel Oliva (C). Despite the encouraging roster moves and dispatches from the Arizona Fall League, news this fall has felt dreary for Mariners fans. We mourn the loss of Dave Neihaus, as we would any other family member.
Our memories of Dave are fond ones. From watching Dave pound the glass in the Kingdome Press Box during the ’95 run, to seeing him introduced as the first Mariner into the Baseball Hall of Fame, we have been fortunate to have him broadcast the M’s since their inception in 1977.
Best wishes to you and your families this Holiday Season. We look forward to a 2011 season that will make Dave proud.