Following the law to a T

I feel much better about myself today. I did not jaywalk on my short walk from the parking garage to Safeco Field. I have cut corners and crossed the street illegally for almost every home game during the past eight-plus seasons and the guilt is almost unbearable.  Never again!!!! Not after what happended to White Sox GM Ken Williams on Monday. He had the audacity to cross Edgar Martinez Drive where there actually wasn’t a crosswalk — and was fined $56.

I stood on that same corner this afternoon and watched six people cross the street. Not one of them received a ticket for jaywalking. But, being a good, law-abiding citizen, I walked all the way to First Ave., waited for the sounds of the beep to stop, noticed the white light of a pedestrian walking light up, and walked across the street.

As I got to the other side, about three feet from the curb, a white SUV nearly ran me over. He didn’t get a ticket, but scared the beejeebers out of me. I wondered where Roscoe the jaywalker preventer was when I needed him. Arghh!!!!.

Anyway, if you must jaywalk…do it in chicago or new york, or los angeles, or even bellevue. As Roscoe would say — NOT IN SEATTLE!

As for SUV’s on the road in Seattle — cross streets at your own risk!

As for the game against the White Sox tonight, the lineups have been posted….

White Sox

Scott Podsednik, CF
Gordon Beckham, 3B
Jermaine Dye, RF
Jim Thome, DH
Paul Konerko, 1B
A.J. Pierzynski, C
Carlos Quentin, LF
Alexei Ramirez, SS
Chris Getz, 2B
John Danks, LHP

Seattle
Ichiro Suzuki, RF
Franklin Gutierrez, CF
Jose Lopez, 2B
Mike Sweeney, DH
Adrian Beltre, 3B
Russell Branyan, 1B
Jack Wilson, SS
Kenji Johjima, C
Michael Saunders, LF
Doug Fister, LHP

— Jim Street

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