Mariners Editorials: The Mariners And I Are The Same


Well, the Seattle Mariners and I have something in common: We both took a few days off after the all-star break. I appreciate my co-horts at this site for helping me pick up the slack over the last few days.

I’ve been away coaching summer baseball and haven’t had the ability to write much in the last few days. But I’ve still been following the Mariners, and I hate most of what I’ve seen, just like most of you, I’m sure.

Jul 20, 2015; Detroit, MI, USA; Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Mark Lowe (57) pitches in the eighth inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Detroit won 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

I hate that A-Rod had the game-winning homer against the M’s on Friday. I hate that Mark Teixiera had the game-winning homer on Sunday. I hate that Mark Lowe, who has been so good, gave up the game-winning homer on Monday. I hate that I live in New York and had to be around Yankee fans for two of those three losses.

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That’s what is so vexing about the Mariners. That’s four games since the All-Star break. That’s four could-be wins. And instead it’s three losses. Three gut-wrenching, very Mariners-like losses.

The Mariners really aren’t a bad team. All the time. They just don’t know how to win. And all of a sudden, the Mariners are in the basement of the American League, and magically, are still just 8.5 games out of the playoff picture.

The M’s aren’t dead. They are barely treading water. Maybe the all-star break vacation will end tonight in Detroit, and we’ll all be happier tomorrow.

Go M’s.

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