Seattle legend Dave Niehaus dies
Longtime broadcaster brought games and players to life, connected generations of fans
My brother called first to break the horrible, stunning news about Dave Niehaus' sudden death. The Mariners called right after that. Then my father called a minute after that. Then my nephew contacted me. And somewhere amid all that, two editors, who grew up in Washington, sent e-mails as well.
That seemed about the proper order -- family first, Mariners and work second. Niehaus was the voice of the Mariners from their very first pitch in 1977, but he was like a member of every family ...
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