Mariner cutouts

Tucker Schreckenghost is a 9-year old Mariners fan who had brain surgery about a year ago. Larry Stone explores some of the stories behind some of the thousands of cutouts of fans at T-Mobile Park. Photographed Friday, August 21, 2020.

SEATTLE — They dot the stands, a virtual throng of Mariners fans, in silent and perpetual vigil throughout this oddest of baseball seasons.

If you're able to forget, for a moment, that they are made of synthetic material, and really stretch your imagination, you can almost remember what it was like when real people made real noise at T-Mobile Park. Instead, with live fans banned from attendance due to coronavirus, we get cutout replicas, more than 13,000 of them.

Mariner cutout 2

Barbara Losey and her late father, Carl Pritchard, in his baseball uniform are two of the 13,000 cutouts of fans at T-Mobile Park. 

The Seattle Times

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