Seattle sportsblogger Seth Kolloen got the assignment to write about the singles scene at Safeco Field, the home of the last place Mariners. Kolloen decides to write it as a goof piece, but comes off painting a pretty depressing portrait of a Seattle fan who has fallen on hard times, Richie Sexson-style.
The Mariners -- who also live in the basement and rarely score -- are just as unattractive to women. At least that's what I conclude from the looks of Safeco Field's Hit It Here Cafe on a couple of recent nights.
This bar, I'd been told, had turned into one of Seattle's best places to find attractive women who are receptive to the art of flirting. Or, to put it another way, a big drunken party. The Seattle P-I assigned me to write a story about this swingin' singles scene. But I'd missed it.
Seth brings his flirty friend Sophia to test out the theory, but the bar was practically empty, so they end up actually watching the game. The next night, he takes his friend Mark, a "flirty actor and singer with no shame." Mark strikes out and they end up watching the Stanley Cup playoffs with the kitchen help.
Call me crazy, but wouldn't it be easier to find a date in Seattle hanging out at coffeeshops and Citizen Dick shows?