Usher Silences Fans As Mariners Silence Brewers

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It’s rare for the Seattle Mariners to find themselves in a playoff race, but here we are nearing the end of August and the M’s are in the thick of the postseason hunt.

What should be cause for celebration is apparently being muted by Safeco Field’s ushers, many of whom have worked hard over the years to stifle fun in the ballpark.

One such usher went rogue on Saturday night, in the midst of the Mariners’ 8-2 win over Milwaukee.

With two outs in the top of the eighth inning, the tying run at the plate, a full count on batter Chris Carter, and Felix Hernandez on the mound, one would reasonably expect fans to come to their feet and cheer on their ace. Not in this usher’s section, though:

Okay, get past the fact that the fan in question looks like he got lost on his way to The ‘Pen, and focus on his behavior. He’s doing nothing wrong. He’s standing and cheering for his team in a close contest. Why any usher would choose to reprimand the actions of a fan doing exactly what he’s supposed to is a bit confusing.

If anything, the seemingly indifferent crowd around this side show could use a bit of a pick-me-up.

It’s a pennant chase, people. Enjoy it.

14 thoughts on “Usher Silences Fans As Mariners Silence Brewers”

  1. Had a fan do the same thing to me in the Red Sox series. Two down b9, I stand up to clap and root the team on and got yelled at. I turned around to look and zero people in my section were standing. Sure, O’Malley was up as the go ahead run, but still.

    There’s a long way to go to make this a baseball town.

  2. I had a heckler on our side lambasting a center field player like a month ago… The entire time he was up to bat our in the outfield… By the 7th inning it had gotten pretty old. I know it comes with the game … But so many m’s fans were turning around, commenting on it and generally just over it – I finally sent a text to the m’s. Sometimes a passionate fan/group can rally a ground but sometimes they take away from your ability to enjoy the game…

  3. This has happened to me before. More than a few times! Not just ushers, but other fans. It is ridiculous! The ushers need to learn what being at the game is all about, and the grouchy “fans” that complain about it need to stay home if they don’t like yelling and standing.

  4. I remember the last time the Mariners were decent, oh about 15 year ago, Steve Kelley who was a sports columnist for Times wrote about a fan who was told to turn his “Yankees Suck” t-shirt around.

  5. That’s my roommate!! Biggest Mariner’s fan in the city. Let the fans cheer on their team, Safeco.

  6. Fans behind you can’t see though and you’re not supposed to stand until the very end… is that not true? (this is a genuine question – don’t spew forth hate, mmmkay?)

  7. You should be able to cheer for your team how you see fit and yes its ok to stand the whole game if thats what u want to do you pay alot for tickets and travel to the game so I believe cheering is a right once you buy your ticket!!

  8. if you dont want to have somebody in front of you standing..buy a seat in the 1st row somewhere because fans are gonna yell,stand,sit,stand again..it’s baseball.The Usher..ummm well we woulda got into a screaming match.that’s a fan’s right.Never attend a soccer or football game either if standing fans annoy you..just saying….gets pretty loud in an awesome way …

  9. Ilya V. would you please explain where exactly it says you’re not supposed to stand until the end? Also…is it at the final out when that happens or 5 minutes after the final out? I don’t know. I’ve never seen a list of things like cheering and standing that allowed or not.

    Pathetic!
    Ridiculous!
    At a baseball game I’ll stand if I want, when I want, and where I want.
    Gestapo sports is b.s.

  10. If you don’t want to cheer, why go to the game? Go to a park where you can stare at your phone in peace…We all know that’s what you want to be doing anyway.

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