Today, we’ll get the chance to watch one of the more compelling Fall Classics that I can remember. The Houston Astros (who the Mariners lost to in the ALDS), driven by hate, disappointment, and validation, and trying to put a bow tie on one of the weirdest dynasties in baseball history.
The Philadelphia Phillies wouldn’t even have made the playoffs if playoff expansion didn’t take place this year. Now, they look like the second-best team in baseball. So, as the Seattle Mariners watch from home let’s see what lessons can they take in hopes they end up playing in the 2023 Fall Classic.
When the Mariners made the playoffs, every fan wanted them to make it to the World Series. That is the dream, after all. Plenty of fans were happy just to see the drought finally end, getting to expunge the team’s name from the top of the active list of longest playoff droughts in sports. The fact remains that, while it satisfies the itch, there is a new goal in mind.
To make the World Series for the first time.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at the Phillies and Astros, and see what the Mariners can learn from this year’s participants in the 2022 World Series.