How to rightly root for the Mariners until the All-Star Game
The Mariners are embarking on one of the most favorable stretches of schedule in the 2017 season. Things could go great, or they could be disappointing, but either way, here’s how to best root for the Mariners between now and the All-Star Break.
The schedule looks really good for the M’s. Almost easy. 9 of the 12 games between now and the break are played at home. Fun fact: The Mariners boast the fifth best home winning percentage in the MLB, and the third best in the AL.
Of those 12, they face Philadelphia in two of the games, Kansas City in three, and Oakland in seven. Philadelphia is 24-51, KC is 37-37. Oakland is 34-42.
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Now, this does appear to be trending the Mariners way, even with Kansas City playing some of the hottest baseball in the league right now, and if all goes like we hope it will, it will be very easy to be a Mariners fan during that stretch, and all of y’all will do great at it.
That said, if the Mariners say split with Philly, lose two of three in Oakland, and are suddenly 41-42, things could get dicy.
We could hear a lot of whining about how Seattle is the worst and nothing ever changes.
Truthfully I’d probably be right there with you, but, here’s the thing. If we all just start whining, the fanbase falls apart and everything becomes a mess. Let’s just Joel Embiid this week if it does go bad. Let’s check the negativity at the door going into the Philly series and agree to pass no judgements on this team until Miami.
If we’re still floating right at or even under .500 come break time, well then by all means, let’s burn the ship, blow everything to Kingdome come, and just give up on this season and every other M’s season that will ever be played, but until the break, until we have played all 12 games, let’s let this team run it’s course with faith and hope they will enter the break a couple games above .500 and right up there with the Wild Card leaders.
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So here’s to a great couple of weeks M’s fans. Let’s cheer on this team with all we’ve got.