The Mariners can’t allow the past to influence their pursuit of a long-awaited playoff berth.
SEATTLE — The Mariners are on the verge of doing something they haven’t done since 2001 – make the playoffs. That’s one of the more repeated lines in Seattle sports over the last two decades.
But they also did something in that 2001 season that they repeated here in 2022. They had a massive collapse 21 years ago that mirrored Sunday’s debacle in Kansas City. In that recent game against the Royals, the Mariners blew a 9-run lead and lost.
Flashback to August 5th, 2001.
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