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1- We have a team
We probably take it for granted most days, but the fact that Seattle has the Mariners is something to be thankful for. Regardless of how you feel about them in their current state.
There was a time, not that long ago, where the Mariners were going to move to Tampa Bay. It would have been the second time in two decades that Seattle lost an MLB franchise.
But the “Refuse to Lose” Mariners of 1995 put the fire into the casual fans in Seattle and resulted in the approval of public funding for the construction of Safeco Field, allowing the Mariners to stay in Seattle.
It may not be too comforting, but as an Oregon native, I am very thankful that the Mariners exist and that they are in Seattle.
What are you thankful for as a Mariners fan? What are you looking forward to in 2014? I hope that there is some news to report to you over the four-day weekend. If there is, we will have it for you.
Have a safe and happy holiday.