Here’s a cold realization: Seattle is a better team than the Sox. Ugh. Seattle’s won 4 of the first 5 head-to-head this year. The best we can get out of a sweep is to earn a season split. Think about it–when the Good Guys were catchin’ confetti on LaSalle Street, the Mariners were on the golf course licking the wounds of a 69-win season.
That said, I just don’t think they have the tools to catch the Angels or work their way into the Wild Card. Still, they have a lot to root for: Ichiro, Felix, and Putz, to name a few. Even so, they seem to be gelling without Hargrove at the helm.
Fresh off a raw rump-kicking by the Moneyballers, let’s just go out and win the series, huh? Baby steps to ’08.