Today marks the Seattle Seahawks’ 2011 home opener at
Seahawks Stadium Qwest Field CenturyLink Field, two blocks north of Safeco Field. The Hawks have a pre-game tradition of getting a local celeb hoist a “12” flag over the stadium in tribute to the team’s noisy fans, collectively known as the “12th Man.” The Seahawks even retired the number in 1984.
Ichiro raised the flag on October 21, 2007. Here’s video…
I dig Ichiro’s peacoat — I have one just like it! — but as I’ve written before, the 12th Man is stupid.
See also: Ichiro and the Sonics.