Mariners' 7th inning stretch change draws mixed reaction from fans

“Louie Louie” was a staple at Mariners games for decades, but has been replaced by a track from a Seattle icon.

SEATTLE — The Seattle Mariners have high hopes for a season filled with young new talent.  Although anything “new” is often scrutinized in a sport rich in tradition. 

Perhaps that’s why fans seem to be so torn over a change in tune. For the past 32 seasons, the Mariners have followed the same tradition for the 7th-inning stretch. Take me out to the ballgame gets fans on their feet and “Louie Louie” gets them dancing. The 2022 season kicked off to a different beat.

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