Five Reason to Attend a Seattle Mariners Game Now

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Sep 8, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners right fielder Michael Saunders (55, right) celebrates with pinch runner James Jones (99) after they each scored runs against the Houston Astros during the eighth inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

On Tuesday, September 9, 2014, the Houston Astros visited Safeco Field to play the Seattle Mariners. I just thought you should know because no one was there.

Alright, so that isn’t entirely true. There were 11,345 people there. Still, that isn’t exactly an overwhelming number for a team that is in the thick of a playoff hunt. Where’s the love?

It isn’t like the Emerald City fans hate sports. Across the street, the Seattle Seahawks are selling out every game. At the writing of this article, the cheapest ticket for the next ‘Hawks game (Sunday, September 21) at CenturyLink Field is $233. Granted, it helps when your team wins the Super Bowl.

So, why aren’t the fans coming to Safeco? Why aren’t the Mariners getting any support? Whether the team feels this is hard to determine, but the M’s are 37-37 at home and 42-28 on the road. You be the judge.

There are still some good reasons to head to the ballpark. Here are five to consider.