My Oh My
There is nothing quite as exciting as being apart of a Mariners home opener at Safeco Field. This years opener was even a little more special considering it’s the team’s 40th anniversary season. The Safe was filled to the brim with fans who were anxious to express their unbridled optimism for 2017. We currently hold the longest playoff drought in the majors at 15 years. The last time the Mariners tasted the postseason, gas was $1.46 per gallon and Shrek was still in theaters.
This year feels different, though. With a core group of stars in Robinson Cano, Boomstick and Kyle Seager combined with scrappy newcomers Jean Segura and Jarrod Dyson our offense looks potent. Throw in a starting rotation that features King Felix and breakout candidate James Paxton. Then add in a speedier and more athletic outfield patrolled by Leonys Martin and Mitch Haniger. And who could forget the electric arm of closer Edwin Diaz? This team looks ready to go.
The script of the 2017 Mariners has yet to be written. But as I relish this 6-0 victory over the ‘Stros on opening day, I have every reason to believe that this is the year sodo mojo is born again. Go M’s