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Remembering the Voice of the Mariners

by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Posted: November 14, 2010

Seattle fans say goodbye to a hall of fame announcer…

Dave Niehaus made us feel at home.
His voice was family.
His warm and mellow lilting style
made baseball fun for me.

His play-by-play was upper deck.
Dave called a polished game.
His efforts became recognized.
He's in the hall of fame.

The Mariners know how to lose.
They've proved that through the years.
But now they've lost their heart and soul.
Dave's death has prompted tears.

My, oh, my, this hurts real bad.
What more is there to say
except what he said for home runs...
"So long!" "Fly, fly away!"

Let's hope that Dave was safe at home.
He could have tagged from third.
A pinch batter hit a sac fly
according to God's Word.

That substitute was Jesus Christ.
He was our sacrifice.
His sinless life and unjust death
paid our admission price.


Greg Asimakoupoulos (pronounced AWESOME-uh-COPE-uh-less) is an ordained minister, published author and a freelance news reporter with the Salem Radio Network.   Greg maintains a weekly column called Rhymes and Reasons on The Partial Observer,  which he graciously provides to SeniorLifestyle.

Greg's writings have now been assembled in book form. Find out more.

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Posted: November 14, 2010

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