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Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Bill Scott, RIP

posted by on March 27 at 10:02 AM

I woke up this morning to some sad news from Metroblogging Seattle. Local icon Bill the Beerman has lost his battle with colon cancer.


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i am so selfish. all this talk about cancerand i think it's about me. sign of the crab

Posted by keenan | March 27, 2007 10:31 AM

Who is this guy? Should I know of him?

Posted by Tiz | March 27, 2007 11:28 AM

keenan - I've been going with 'moonchild' over 'Cancer'. Since people asking you your sign are likely hippies anyway, it makes you extra-groovy.

Posted by Ziggity | March 27, 2007 12:17 PM

that is sad news. bill the beerman was a wonder to watch. brad, you just made me remember how it was to be a kid, sitting in the kingdome, on bat night.

thank you.

Posted by kerri harrop | March 27, 2007 12:32 PM

Screw the moose and Squatch and most especially screw "Blitz." Those guys aren't anywhere close to being as cool as Bill the Beerman. Sad day.

PS According to the PI's obit ( ), Bill spent last year working for the Boise State football team. Why the hell was he working in freakin' Boise? How did the Seattle sports kingpins see fit to let Bill go?

Posted by Lark Hawk | March 27, 2007 12:45 PM

Ah man. I remember Bill from my days working inside the Dome during the late '80's. We'd go upstairs on our lunch breaks and watch two or three innings, sitting pretty much anywhere we wanted (especially for day games), because there would be no more than about 4,000 - 5,000 people in attendance.

The team almost always sucked, but no matter, Bill would be up there in the stands, trying to rouse the somnabulant crowd; his enthusiasm was pretty impressive, although I suspect it also helped him sell a lot of product. Still, when it was REALLY slow, he'd stop and chat with you for a few minutes, just shoot-the-breeze until he saw somebody three sections away waving an empty cup at him, and then he was off.

Just a really nice guy, he'll be missed.

Posted by COMTE | March 27, 2007 12:59 PM

Yeah, Bill was a local treasure. I don't even watch professional sports these days, but I still have good memories of going to Seahawks games and cheering along with him. You could argue that without someone like him cheering people on, the Chuck Knox Seahawks would have been a lesser team, and the whole 12th Man thing would never have gotten off the ground.

Posted by Cascadian | March 27, 2007 1:30 PM

I miss the Kingdome and I will miss Bill the Beerman. RIP.

Posted by josh bomb | March 27, 2007 3:12 PM

Unfortunately he never made it up to the 300 level of the Dome when I had season tickets in the 80's. The Moose has nothing on the Beerman.

Posted by elswinger | March 27, 2007 3:51 PM

growing up i learned a lot about he guy from my dad who would take me to mariners games in the kindome. i miss that shit, everything was so much simpler then. my dad would get a beer, i would get a chocolate malt, and the mariners would get their ass handed to them by the A's.

Posted by ac | March 27, 2007 3:58 PM

Reading your posts and your comments makes me proud. My dad was a great person and a wonderful fan. I remember as a kid just sitting there in the stands being proud, happy and shy as I would watch The Beer Man. I went to many games as a child, not quit understanding the impact my dad had on the fans. I know now, that he will always be remembred in the hearts of Seattlites and others around the world. Thanks.

Posted by Jessica Nace ( Scott) | March 29, 2007 6:48 PM

Seahawk games haven't been the same without Bill the Beerman and now Seattle won't be. R.I.P.

Posted by Commando Dave | March 30, 2007 7:35 AM

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