He was a legend. It saddens me that the real Mr. Mariner (sorry Alvin) never got to see a championship. I spent some time in professional baseball working for the Rainiers and later for the Padres. I always looked forward to those interleague games when the Mariners were in town, Dave was always great about letting me sit in the booth during his broadcasts. There are two men that taught me the game I love, the first was my father, the other was Dave Niehaus. RIP my friend, you will never be forgotten.