Baseball season is almost here

According to the groundhog “Punxsutawney Phil,” an early spring is on the way. While spring brings with it many wonderful things, for baseball fans in the Pacific Northwest, spring also means the start of another Seattle Mariners Baseball season.

In recent years, the number of spectators injured or killed at stadiums across the country has been on the rise. With the start of Mariners spring training only days away, keeping in mind a few safety tips will increase your chances of staying safe at the stadium.

First, be aware of your surroundings. Don’t attempt to catch a ball or other souvenir if doing so may present a danger to you or those seated nearby. If you are seated near a railing, remember to exercise extreme caution if you choose to reach over to catch a ball. Second, keep your eye on the game. If you are sitting in an area known for seeing foul balls or broken bats, stay alert and focused. And third, remember to stay hydrated. If you are attending a game when the weather is hot, it is important to keep hydrated and seek shade if the sun is getting too hot.

For additional tips on how to have a safe stadium experience this summer, check out: http://bit.ly/oUEEpW.