I grew up in and around Seattle — when I wasn't growing up in Montana that is — and Seattle Mariners baseball was what spring was all about! As kids, we all used to pretend to be Ken Griffey Jr., Edgar Martinez and Randy Johnson as we played baseball with our friends. There was always someone in the back of the field who took on another familiar role though — that of commentator Davie Niehaus, i.e. the voice of the Mariners.
Niehaus died unexpectedly Nov. 10, 2010. In early April 2011, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis put together a moving, yet catchy, tribute to the man who apparently narrated the spring days of their childhood too.