Tuesday, January 2, 2018

The Last Time That the Mariners Were in the Playoffs... 1/2/17

Hey baseball fans!

The Buffalo Bills have snapped their 17-year playoff drought, which means the Seattle Mariners now own the longest playoff drought out of all the professional American sports teams. Seattle's most recent playoff appearance came in 2001, a year in which they set the record for the most wins in a single season by an AL team with 116, but then lost the ALCS to the Yankees. Going back to the last time that the Mariners were in the playoffs...

1. The Astros were still in the National League.
2. The Red Sox hadn't broken the Curse of the Bambino.
3. Hank Aaron was still the all-time home run king.
4. "Moneyball" was just a compound word and had no association with the A's
5. The Pirates, Reds, Phillies, Padres, Cardinals, Nationals, Mets, Yankees, Twins, Marlins, and Braves were all playing in different ballparks than they do now.
6. Albert Pujols was just a rookie.
7. Ichiro Suzuki was a rookie as well.
8. Rickey Henderson was still playing.
9. There were two Canadian teams.
10. It was the middle of the Steroid Era.

Sorry Mariners' fans, but your team needs to play in October soon or we're all going to lose it. But anyway, thanks for reading this post, I hope you enjoyed it, and happy new year! Check back soon for more of "all the buzz on what wuzz."

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