This is the hardest part about being a baseball fan. This is when you’ve got to stick to it more than ever.


"The mountain man’s a hard guy to read. I don’t know. I really don’t. You’ll probably have to ask him that. Hell, he looks at me sometimes, I think he’s looking right through me, so I just don’t know. Other times, he says, smell my beard, skip. I’m like, I don’t think so."
— Lloyd McClendon on Dustin Ackley’s confidence level


The Mariners sweep the Red Sox at Fenway for the first time EVER in franchise history! Final score: 8-6, and the M’s now have as many wins as they did all of last year!

The Mariners sweep the Red Sox at Fenway for the first time EVER in franchise history! Final score: 8-6, and the M’s now have as many wins as they did all of last year!


Anonymous asked: "Papi and Cano are friends. Not a chance he told Wilson to hit him. Personally I don't think it was on purpose, but if it was I can promise you Papi wasn't giving the orders."

From what I heard, Papi went over to the dugout and was talking to Farrell. But even if not, It still seemed pretty intentional, if you look at the video. At this level of baseball it’s pretty hard to miss a fastball by *that* much.


Anonymous asked: "What did you think about Cano being hit after big Papi got hit?"

Very disrespectful and childish. Charlie obviously didn’t mean to hit Ortiz, and it very clearly slipped, so an accidental HBP by Boston’s star somehow means that Cano has to be hit too? What if Cano had gotten hurt by the pitch? That would absolutely affect the M’s playoff hunt. So because Papi’s arm got a little hurt he went to the dugout and told his team (who is dead last in the AL East) to hit Cano. I know it’s an old school baseball thing but when players are getting intentionally hit as retaliation and then miss weeks of games (such as Andrew McCutchen) it unfairly hurts the teams that are in the postseason race and is detrimental to the game of baseball.



A 7 run 4th inning highlighted by a three run HR by Ackley pushes the M’s past the Red Sox 7-3! The Mariners now have 70 wins, and are 1.5 games ahead in the 2nd Wild Card spot!

A 7 run 4th inning highlighted by a three run HR by Ackley pushes the M’s past the Red Sox 7-3! The Mariners now have 70 wins, and are 1.5 games ahead in the 2nd Wild Card spot!



Comeback game of the year? The Mariners score 5 runs in the top of the 9th with two outs to beat the Red Sox 5-3! What an incredible win!

Comeback game of the year? The Mariners score 5 runs in the top of the 9th with two outs to beat the Red Sox 5-3! What an incredible win!



"He’s a special player. Always overshadowed by the heralded Dustin Ackley, Seager quietly climbed his way up to the top, impressing everyone with his hitting, defense, and poise. The All-Star title suits him well."
"He’s a special player. Always overshadowed by the heralded Dustin Ackley, Seager quietly climbed his way up to the top, impressing everyone with his hitting, defense, and poise. The All-Star title suits him well."


The Mariners rout the Tigers 8-1, winning the series and reclaiming the 2nd Wild Card spot by half a game! Next up is Philadelphia! Go M’s!

The Mariners rout the Tigers 8-1, winning the series and reclaiming the 2nd Wild Card spot by half a game! Next up is Philadelphia! Go M’s!


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zowl asked: "In agreeance with your post, I work at a boys and girls club and today I wore my mariners garb and staff and kids asked why I wore no seahawks gear. Little did they know how much more important this mariners game was than the hawks. I shook my head in their ignorance of such potential in another of out teams. Yeah Seattle baseball has sucked as of recent, but how long did the hawks blow it before reaching a significant point in the post season? We've got a chance just as the hawks did. Go M's."

Very true. Literally everyone today was wearing Seahawks gear for a preseason game. I understand that they’re Super Bowl champs and right now Seattle is very much a football city, but you gotta give the M’s credit where credit is deserved. This is the most exciting Mariners baseball has been arguably since 2007, and people are busy worrying about who’s gonna be the backup QB for the Hawks rather than real, tangible games. Again, sorry for the rant.


I hate how Seattle cares more about a meaningless Seahawks preseason game than the Mariners actually playing for something and getting a wildcard spot. Like, we get it, the Seahawks have been historically good and the M’s historically bad for awhile, but it’s still baseball season and there’s no reason why the Hawks game should get five minutes of coverage with interviews and analysis on the nightly news while the Mariners get thirty seconds of recap. Ugh.


All these players getting injured across the league and I’m over here with my rabbit foot, four leaf clover, and horseshoe prayin that no one on our team gets hurt.



Mariners beat the Tigers 7-2 with the M’s lineup hitting for the cycle and Paxton throwing six strong innings! The M’s now have sole possession of the 2nd Wild Card spot with a .5 game lead!

Mariners beat the Tigers 7-2 with the M’s lineup hitting for the cycle and Paxton throwing six strong innings! The M’s now have sole possession of the 2nd Wild Card spot with a .5 game lead!