Can we talk about two current trends in sports writing?
The Mariners finished exactly where Jerry Dipoto thought they would: Out of the Playoffs.
You could argue that without Ichiro Suzuki, the World Baseball Classic would not exist. Which is why it’s the perfect place for Ichiro’s swan song.
There’s only one rivalry that matters in baseball, and that’s the Red Sox/Yankees.
As a fan, could it get any worse? I mean really, how much worse can it get? A lot.
Opening Day wasn’t about wins or losses, it was about psychology, and the Mariners started the season the worst way possible: By recognizing the Seattle Seahawks.