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MARINERS: Let’s honor the ‘Peanut Man’

Letter by Garry D. Jaber, Tacoma on July 28, 2011 at 11:17 am | No Comments »
July 28, 2011 11:17 am

Re: “Safeco Field’s ‘Peanut Man’ dies” (TNT, 7-28).

The Mariners are on my friends list on Facebook, and I could not believe how many likes and comments there were about Rick Kaminski. This very simple, honest, hard-working man has done nothing more since 1977 in his professional life than to throw peanuts to other people at baseball games (as far as I know).

Just reading the comments touched my heart as I thought about how much a person, considered to be so insignificant in the scheme of things, could have such an impact on so many people and touch so many people’s hearts. Even comments on the radio I heard while driving home from work tonight, were very touching and nostalgic.

I hear that the team will have a moment of silence during the next home game in his honor, which is commendable and in order. However, I would like to go one step further and suggest that all proceeds from peanut sales at that game go to the family he left behind.

The memories he provided us with are well worth it, and we should be so lucky, no matter what we do for a living or who we are, to make such a positive impact on so many people.

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