What a serendipitous occurrence to see the Rays play the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field. As I travel around the country and get to see the baseball fields I am constantly amazed at the pure joy of our American past-time. The approach to the field with the excited fans, the carnival atmosphere outside of the stadium and the theatrics inside. We were well rewarded on our trip to see Seattle play. Segway must have a strong hold here in Seattle because they were all over the place, including the baseball field entrance. Even the artwork was great: notice the baseball chandelier and the baseball mitt sculpture. Once inside it was a tough crowd for some hometown fans from Tampa. But halfway through the game that we were winning came two adorable young men all crazed about the Rays. We found out later that they were soldiers leaving for Iraq the next day. Everyone in the surrounding area put up with their wild enthusiasm knowing they were on their way to fight this crazy war. Love the soldier – hate the war. By the way, the Rays lost in the 12th inning.