‘Tuba Man’ ready to entertain his fans in September. [Photo Credit]Â
A man who played a tuba and became a fixture to fans of the Mariners, Supersonics and Seahawks has died from injuries sustained in a robbery last week.
‘Tuba Man,’ a widely known figure on the Seattle sports scene, was found dead Monday in his room at a downtown inn.
The Seattle Times reports that two 15-year-olds were arrested out of a group of 5 who are alleged to have beaten Tuba Man.
Since the early 1990s, McMichael had been a fixture outside Seattle sporting events where he wore funny hats and played songs on the tuba to match the fate of the SuperSonics, Seahawks or Mariners. He also played outside McCaw Hall on opera nights.
We joke on this site an awful lot but this isn’t one of those times. It’s pretty friggin’ sad when punks are nothing more than trash who would hurt a guy who is harmless.
Murder over what, $5 he made playing a tuba that night? If found guilty, we hope these idiots get a taste of justice.
Maybe they’ll get to feel what it was like to be in the fetal position getting pummeled like Tuba Man.