My Mom passed away last Friday night. She was 87, and her death was not unexpected. I miss her already, but I know I will really miss her once Spring Training starts. You see, my Mom was a huge fan of the Mariners. Even after all of her favorites (Dan, Edgar, Bone, Jr., Jamie) were gone, she still hung on as a fan. Even after the last several seasons that were disappointing to say the least, she continued to watch every game and cheer them on or call them bums when the situation dictated. We spent many hours watching the Mariners, and I know that I will always cherish those memories. Rest in peace Mom.