JBLM soldier surprises son at Mariners home opener
When 13-year-old Kyle Smerer ran onto Safeco Field during the Mariners home opener Friday night, he had no idea who was waiting there for him. After the fifth inning, as Kyle was participating in the Steal-A-Base contest, he was suddenly embraced by a man dressed as an umpire. His father, First Sgt. Steve Smerer, had come home from serving in Afghanistan and took this moment to surprise him.