Sunday marked the 13th anniversary of the opening of Safeco, when the Mariners hosted the Padres. Many former players that come back to visit marvel at the Mariners new home, and praise its beauty. Manager Eric Wedge is no different.
"I love this ballpark," he said. "I loved it when I came in here as a visitor and I love it even more being here at home. There's a lot of energy in the ballpark, the fans are great, are supportive. I look forward to coming to the ballpark every day."
The Mariners are 569-493 (.536) all-time at Safeco, including the historic 116-win season in 2001 that set the mark for most victories by an American League team in a season.