Fantasy Baseball: Seattle Mariners Game Number 162

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Today is the last day of the 2014 regular season. Fantasy Baseball is coming to an end. Game number 162 is typically just a solidifier to the current standings, but for the Seattle Mariners; it means much more.

The Seattle Mariners are one game out of the playoffs. If they win today, and the Oakland Athletics lose; it forces a one game playoff between the two teams for the second wildcard spot. Game 162 has never been more important for the city of Seattle.

Thoughts of the 1995 Seattle Mariners are in the minds of all the fans. Last night during the 7th inning, Safeco Field announced that the Athletics lost to the Texas Rangers. Thirty seconds later, Logan Morrison laced an RBI double into the outfield gap to tie the game. The Seattle crowd lost their minds.

Playoff atmosphere is already here for the Seattle Mariners. The city knows it, the players know it; and the opposing teams can’t escape it. The Mariners bullpen shut the Los Angeles Angels offense down. Just enough time for the Mariners to squeeze out a game winning run in the 11th inning.

Refuse to lose has returned. This is all happening in the city of Seattle, and on the last day of the season. It is that epic. The fans are packing the stadium, towels are waving in the air, and the feeling is amazing.

The Mariners weren’t supposed to be this good. Safeco isn’t supposed to be this loud in September. It’s great to see the city support their team. First it was the 12th man backing the Seattle Seahawks. Now, we are seeing the 10th man existence for the Seattle Mariners.

The Mariners had a strong presence in fantasy baseball for 2014. There were many ups and downs, but a handful of performances from Seattle helped many fantasy managers to the tops of their leagues. It’s time to hand out this year’s awards for the top Mariners in Fantasy Baseball.