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July 26, 2011 at 9:53 PM

Prayers for the Peanut Man

Posted by Kevin Fujii, @phooj

DANIEL HOUGHTON / THE SEATTLE TIMES 2009

Rick "Peanut Man" Kaminski has been throwing warm peanuts to fans since he started in the Kingdome. "The key is keeping them hot," Kaminski said. He often completes behind-the-back throws to fans across an entire section.

From Geoff Baker's Mariners blog:

Some sad news to report tonight. Safeco Field peanut vendor Rick "Peanut Man" Kaminski is said by sources to be in serious condition in Evergreen Hospital after suffering a brain aneurysm. Kaminski, 67, has been a fixture tossing pinpoint throws of peanut bags to fans since the team first began playing in 1977. Our thoughts and prayers go out to him and his family.

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