Sad news. If you’ve been to any Mariners game, there is no way you could have missed Rick Kaminski tossing bags of peanuts through the stands.
Rick “The Peanut Guy” had an awesome smile, great personality and made the experience of being at the game, win or lose…awesome. Rick left us last night due to complications from a brain aneurysm.
Kaminiski was there from the beginning in 1977 at the Kingdome, and then moved with the team over to Safeco Field.
Mariners president Chuck Armstrong had this to say. ”On behalf of everyone at the Seattle Mariners, our deepest sympathies go out to Rick Kaminski’s partner Candi, his family, his many friends, and fans. Rick was a fixture at Seattle sporting events for as long as I can remember. His speed and accuracy with a bag of peanuts was matched by his quick wit and smile. He always seemed happy to see you, even if he was meeting you for the first time. ”
Rick “The Peanut Guy”, you will be missed.