- n a major port of entry and the largest city in Washington; located in west central Washington on the protected waters of Puget Sound with the snow-capped peaks of the Cascade Range and Mount Ranier visible to the south and east; an aerospace and computer center; site of the University of Washington
- Ken Griffey Jr in New York Times
I'd like to thank my family for all of the sacrifices they have made all of these years for me,Griffey said in a statement. "I'd like to thank the Seattle Mariners organization for allowing me to finish my playing career where it started....
- Greg Nickels in SportingNews.com
We know the longer they are in the Seattle, the better the chance they will stay,Mayor Greg Nickels said Thursday of the Sonics.
- Bill Bavasi in Forbes
The one thing we have made clear since spring training was that it was our goal to have Ichiro play his entire career in Seattle, retire as a Mariner and go into the Hall of Fame in our cap,Bavasi said.