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Weekend Wild Card — 4.9-10.11

I'm posting the Saturday morning fare while listening to an old friend telling the story of the first 20 years of the Seattle Mariners. Several years ago, I bought a CD for a buck of so, titled: "20 Years of Mariners Baseball with Dave Niehaus." I just listened to Niehaus called the final out of Chris Bosio's no-hitter way back when, the second no-hitter in M's history. I've been thoroughly enjoying the "swung on and belted" that preceded home run calls, the "my oh my, I don't believe its!" and "get out the rye bread and mustard, grandma, it's grand salami time." I listened to a couple of innings of Seattle's 12-3 loss to Cleveland in the home opener Friday night. Niehaus' CD was much better. Now for your Wild Card ...

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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