Riders invited to Washington State Ferries’ Mariners weekend

Take a boat to Safeco Field. Well, of course. That’s how we in Kitsap always get to Mariners games. But the weekend of Aug. 17-19, you can do it at a cut rate, sit with your ferry pals and even get a cool T-shirt.

Seattle is playing the Twins in the weekend series. Friday’s game starts at 7:10, Saturday’s at 6:10 (so you won’t have to leave early to catch the 10:30 boat) and Sunday’s at 1:10.

On Friday, not only will you get a Mariners fleece blanket if you’re one off the first 15,000 fans, you get a “I’m on a Boat to Safeco Field” T-shirt. On Sunday, all kids 14 and under will receive a Felix Hernandez T-shirt. It’d be neat if he wound up pitching that day.

Tickets are $15 for View Reserved, $40 for Field Level and $40 for Terrace Club Outfield on Friday; $11 for View Reserved, $30 for Field Level and $40 for Terrace Club Outfield on Saturday and Sunday. They have to be ordered online at mariners.com/WSF. The password is Ferry.