Mariners Analysis: The M’s Presence at the Hall of Fame
Jul 26, 2015; Cooperstown, NY, USA; The 4 Hall of Fame plagues of Craig Biggio, Randy Johnson, Pedro Martinez and John Smoltz installed and available for viewing in the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports
Yesterday, the Mariners lost another heartbreaker. The M’s lost 7-5 to the Colorado Rockies on a walk-off home run. I didn’t watch the game. I followed along. It stung. It hurt. But it didn’t ruin my day. Usually it would.
So why didn’t it yesterday?
Because I was in my favorite place: Cooperstown, NY.
As a New Yorker, I have a tough plight as an M’s fan. Having to stay up until 1 a.m. just to be frustrated is hard. No one cares about Felix or Kyle Seager. Despite my best efforts to tell everyone how great they both are. Then I have to deal with anti-Robinson Cano sentiment from jilted Yankee fans.
But the best part about being in Upstate New York? I can head to Cooperstown whenever I want. Some of you, or maybe most of you, haven’t been to Cooperstown before. So on my trip, I took pictures and chronicled the Hall of Fame from the Mariners perspective. The M’s don’t have a ton of history, only having been around since 1977. And most of that history hasn’t been very good.
But what is in the Hall of Fame is worth remembering and is worth sharing.
So, without further adieu, welcome to Cooperstown: Mariners style.
Hopefully some of you will make the pilgrimage next year when Ken Griffey Jr. gets inducted. Hopefully he’s the first unanimous inductee in the Hall’s history.
From the museum to the shops on Main Street, to the artifacts, jerseys, hats and collectibles, Cooperstown never disappoints.
Let’s Go M’s!
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