Rick Kaminski, a 67-year-old man who provided a memorable part of the baseball experience to crowds at the Kingdome and Safeco Field in Seattle, died of complications from a brain aneurysm yesterday. He was known as "Rick the Peanut Guy," and he'll be missed.
"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," said Mariners president Chuck Armstrong. "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."