He's owned the team for 10 years, and March will be the first time he'll have seen them. Some owner.
Nintendo has had the majority stake in the Major League Baseball team since 1992. Though Yamauchi isn't the president of Nintendo anymore (as the article incorrecly states), he still claims ownership of the Mariners. Here's a small bit from the AP article:
Hiroshi Yamauchi will be in the stands when Seattle opens the major league season March 25 in Tokyo against the Oakland Athletics, Mariners chairman Howard Lincoln said Thursday.
"This will be the first baseball game he's ever gone to, his first major league game and his first Mariners game," Lincoln said. "He told me he doesn't want to sit in a suite. He's going to be sitting right behind home plate."
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