Mariner legend and former Mount Si softball coach takes part in Seahawks pregame ritual

By Rhett Workman

Incase you missed it from Sunday, the Seattle Seahawks won their final game of the National Football League’s regular season, beating the St. Louis Rams.

Prior to the game, however, a Mariners baseball legend and former Mount Si High School assistant softball coach got to take part in the pregame festivities in Seattle.

Jay Buhner, a Valley resident and former M’s outfielder who was part of the great 1995 “Refuse to Lose” team who was on Mount Si’s softball coaching staff for three seasons while his daughter, Brielle, played for the Wildcats a few years ago, hoisted the “12” flag at CenturyLink Field that signifies the so-called “12th Man”, which is the name used to describe Seahawks fans, of which your editor is one.

Buhner’s son, Gunnar, also played for the Wildcat baseball team, having graduated back in June. Both of the Buhner kids have now graduated from MSHS, with Gunnar going into his freshman season of college baseball in the spring at Abilene Christian University.

We have video of Buhner’s participation in the ceremony for you below. This is from Youtube.

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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