Happy 31st birthday to my favorite Seattle Mariner!
The best and most under-hyped player we've got, Randy may not make the $12 million per year of an Adrian Beltre, nor get all of the fawning accolades of an Ichiro, but he rocks my baseball world in his quiet, under-stated, consistently awesome way every game. I love you, #2!
I hope you celebrate this happiest of days by helping to kick some fish-butt all over Florida ("Boo dem Marlins!"), then maybe enjoying a hearty meal at Charlie's Steakhouse in Tampa. I hope Blessings is there to bless your day too!
Happy road tripping, and we'll see you back in Seattle next Tuesday...
Peace to you, and thank you for being such a wonderful player!
Randy and Blessings Winn
(from Mariners Menus, 2004)
(photo by Ben Van Houten)