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The highlight of August was by far, Ken Griffey Jr being inducted into the Seattle Mariners Hall of Fame. If you missed the ceremony, it was funny, touching and everything you expected from The Kid.
You can read JJ’s recap of it here or check out the video on MLB.com.
Some would argue that the low-light of the month was when the organization extended the contract of general manager Jack Zduriencik by one year. Some people would still suggest this was a bad idea. I am one. But regardless, he is here for at least one more year.
On the field, the Mariners finished the month at 62-73 (12-16 in August), in 4th place behind Oakland by 17 games and the wild-card hopes became a distant memory.
The horrific month that is September lived up to the recent trend for the Mariners. September has sucked for far too long as was detailed by Charlie. For those that were hoping the trend would continue, the 2013 M’s did not disappoint.
James Paxton hit the scene and gave Mariners fans some hope for 2014.
On September 29, the 2013 season mercifully came to an end with a 9-0 loss to the A’s. A few days prior, Eric Wedge announced he would not be returning as manager in 2014. We’ll learn why later.
The M’s finished with a 71-91 record (9-18 in Sept.), 4th in the AL West ahead of only the Astros, 25 games back of the A’s.