December 27, 2012 | Vol. 116 -- No. 36

Beaten, bloodied and fried, Seattle Mariners fans remain the best

I’m not really allowed on the sports pages of the paper too often, and for good reason. But, I do have one sports passion in this world: baseball.

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I’m no statistician, or sabermetrics genius, but I do follow players’ stats pretty closely. And, despite their seemingly continuous struggles since 2003, I’m still an ardent Mariners fan.

The team has put together signs of hope in recent years, but none of it panned out. 2007 was a fluke, as was 2009. But, despite a losing record last year, it truly looks like the ship is back on course. Battling its way past the Carlos Silva tar pits, t...

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