MUKILTEO — Mariners fever has gone to the ferries, governor’s order.
The two key players on the Mukilteo-Clinton route were renamed after the Seattle Mariners coach and the nickname for the bullpen.
The Suquamish, the 144-car big daddy, is now Skipper Scott Servais. The 124-car Kitsap is Los Bomberos.
Gov. Jay Inslee signed a proclamation on Wednesday that the names of state ferries be changed to honor the Mariners, for as long as the team remains in the playoffs.
In honor of the @Mariners, @GovInslee has directed that all 21 vessels in our fleet be temporarily renamed after players and personnel starting tomorrow 10/13 through as long as the #Mariners remain in the 2022 @MLB Postseason. #SeaUsRise https://t.co/5bIJWtuydn pic.twitter.com/cwTGsezoMY
— Washington State Ferries (@wsferries) October 12, 2022
All 21 vessels in the fleet were renamed Thursday after team players and staff.
“We are so proud of our Mariners for finally breaking our playoff drought and giving our fans the excitement of postseason baseball!” Inslee said in a Washington State Ferries news release. “This honorary name change is a way to show our appreciation and for fans to feel even closer to the team by riding Motor/Vessel Juliooooooooooo, M/V Cal ‘Big Dumper’ Raleigh, M/V Mariners ‘Good Vibes Only’ and the rest.”
Maybe the good vibes will spill over to people with long ferry waits.
On the Edmonds-Kingtson route, the Spokane is now Luis “La Piedra” Castillo and Puyallup is Ty “Vive Le” France.
Vive le Mariners.
Andrea Brown: 425-339-3443; firstname.lastname@example.org; Twitter: @reporterbrown.
Catch a ferry: name/rename list
Cathlamet: Diego Castillo
Chelan: J.P. Crawford
Chetzemoka: Marco Gonzales
Chimacum: Carlos Santana
Issaquah: Paul Sewald
Kaleetan: Adam Frazier
Kennewick: Dylan Moore
Kitsap: Los Bomberos
Kittitas: Mitch Haniger
Puyallup: Ty “Vive Le” France
Salish: Andres Muñoz
Samish: Logan Gilbert
Sealth: Robbie Ray
Spokane: Luis “La Piedra” Castillo
Suquamish: The Skipper Scott Servais
Tacoma: Mariners “Good Vibes Only”
Tillikum: George Kirby
Tokitae: Jarred Kelenic
Walla Walla: Juliooooooooooo
Wenatchee: Cal “Big Dumper” Raleigh
Yakima: Eugenio Suárez
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