[Sad news today](https://twitter.com/#!/king5seattle/status/96276328705302528) that ‘Peanut Man’ Rick Kaminski of the Seattle Mariners has passed away. He has been a highlight of Mariners games for years now, I am linking not to the story of his passing, but to a video highlighting his skills.

He will be missed.

Update:[ A note from Mariners president Chuck Armstrong](http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/marinersblog/2015742490_mariners_at_new_york_yankees_j_2.html#continue):

>On behalf of everyone at the Seattle Mariners, our deepest sympathies go out to Rick Kaminski’s partner Candy, 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 loved what he did and the fans loved him for it. He will be sorely missed at Safeco Field as well as Peoria, Arizona, where he got in his ‘Spring Training’ along with everyone else.

Posted by Ben Brooks