a blog by La Kifo
Apparently, Nintendo owned a majority stake in the Seattle Mariners and they forgot to tell us.
The guys behind the creation of retro games like Mario and other boring children games, sold a portion of the company which operates the Seattle Mariners, First Avenue Entertainment LLLP. The portion sold garnered Nintendo $661 million.
The gaming company sold it's stake in First Avenue Entertainment LLLP, to the other members of the current ownership group.
Nintendo president, Hiroshi Yamuachi, bought a majority of the Marniners back in 1992. Why? The world may never know. But I got a different question, how did we not know about this? Football fans know virtually know most of the NFL team owner, basketball fans are the same with the NBA and its team owners so why is it that I have no clue who owns the Red Sox? Maybe, because 162 games is way too many to pay attention to. Maybe it's because team owners rarely do anything in the professional sport of baseball.
Did the people of Seattle know that a Japanese gaming company owned their baseball team? If I had to guess, the answer would be no.
Do you really think these people even know what baseball is? This is what they call a Saturday at the ballpark.
If Vampire Weekend owned a 2% stake in anything located near Seattle, that is all you would hear for a 100 mile radius surrounding the city.
I'm not making this up, they seriously do all this shit on a daily basis.
Putting anything athletic and non-harmonious inside Seattle is a mistake. These people are not the types of people to buy seven $10 beers, three plates of Nachos, and a couple hot dogs. These are the types of people who can't eat leaves in the presence of meat.
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