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If you ask me, one of the cooler things about being a Seattle sports fan is that you never know when a grunge star from the '90s might show up to whip your team into a frenzy.

A few years back, I was at Qwest Field for a Bears-Seahawks game when Jerry Cantrell of Alice in Chains and Matt Cameron of Pearl Jam (and Soundgarden) shared 12th Man duties. The PA played snippets of songs from both bands and, as far as pregame scenes go, it was one of the loudest — and most memorable — I've experienced. The place was just going nuts.

Anyway, Mariners fans got a little taste of that on Tuesday night, when Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready showed up to do his best imitation of Jimi Hendrix playing the Star Spangled Banner.

Not a bad way to start a ballgame, even if it didn't rub off on Felix Hernandez and the Mariners.

Check out video of McCready's rendition below:

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