For those of you going to the Mariners’ “Mount Si Night” game tomorrow with the Astros at T-Mobile Park, a primer on what to expect…..

Mount Si High School’s baseball program has this weekend off, but many of the people associated with it will be having fun tomorrow night, and you can still be a part of it.

As we have been telling you, tomorrow night’s Seattle Mariners’ home game against the Houston Astros at T-Mobile Park in Seattle has been designated “Mount Si Night” as this was the game the Wildcat program sold tickets for during the first part of this year in order to continue to enable MSHS’s baseball boys to have an annual game inside the Mariners’ home stadium, a game which this year happened back on Sunday, a 4-3 loss to Edmonds-Woodway.

A lot of you who bought tickets as part of the Mount Si ticket sales for that game probably anticipated it would just be another ho-hum game to go see the Mariners and cheer on the home team. But the team’s torrid start, now 13-2 coming into tonight’s series opener with Houston, has turned this weekend’s set with the Astros, considered to be the favorites to win the American League West, into a big series, and it is likely there will end up being huge crowds for the games, especially tomorrow night.

With this in mind, for those of you who have tickets, some notes:

-There is a promotion going on, as it’s also “Salute to Armed Forces Night.” The team will be handing out military-themed Mariner hats to the first 15,000 fans, and while we do not know whether they’ll be donning similar-themed jerseys, the Mariners back on Memorial Day last year donned military-themed jerseys, of which you can purchase through the MLB Shop, so we’ll see if they end up wearing those. There’s also a ticket special for military members which you can see here. You need to purchase these tickets online by tomorrow at noon, and you’ll either be able to print them, have to pick them up in person at will call or utilize the MLB Ballpark App on your smart phone. Check with the website for more information.

-The expected pitching matchup tomorrow is going to be a doozy. Felix Hernandez will be pitching for the Mariners, and while he’s had his struggles in recent seasons, anytime he takes the mound as you all know, it’s an event in itself what with the “King’s Court” down the left field line, which by the way will be located fairly close to the 100 level seats that Mount Si sold as part of their allotment of tickets. He will be opposed on the mound by Houston ace Justin Verlander, considered to be among the best pitchers in the American League. Many of you are probably also aware that Verlander’s wife is supermodel Kate Upton, so there’s a chance you may see her in the stadium as well.

-With that in mind, there’s still a lot of seats available it appears but the good ones down on the 100 level are selling for $65 a pop, the 300 level ones are $28 and above. So the prices are going up and we’d expect a lot of walkup tomorrow night at the stadium. If you want to avoid all that and get a good parking spot, especially since those’ll be pricey, too, get there early. Gates open around two hours prior to game time.

-The Mariners’ website can hook you up with tickets now, go here for that info if you want to still purchase seats and be with your fellow Valley residents cheering on the Mariners. Again, as noted above, though, you’ll be paying full price, and those prices are getting steep for many of the best seats so get them while the getting is good. Mount Si stopped sales of their allotment recently so going through the Mariners is the only way to get tickets at this point.

First pitch is scheduled for 6:10 p.m. at the stadium in downtown Seattle, and they will play rain or shine; if it’s raining they’ll have the roof closed.

Rhett Workman

About Rhett Workman

Rhett Workman is the editor of the Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal. Workman is a veteran sports journalist, having covered Snoqualmie Valley sports for nearly a decade with the Snoqualmie Valley Record newspaper before starting up the SVSJ. Workman's coverage has earned the support and respect of Valley coaches, players, parents and fans, and the SVSJ continues the standard of coverage that Workman brought to the Valley Record.
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