Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 7/12/13
After attending the Boston Red Sox’s 11-4 beat down of the Mariners last night, I left Safeco Field even more thoroughly convinced that this season was as a lost cause for Seattle. However, in the spirit of optimism, I have decided to think about the good things. The Mariners have been struggling at the bottom half of the AL West for pretty much the whole season, but their shortcomings don’t make them as unbearable as some of the other lower-tier teams in the league. Here are some positive aspects of watching this highly mediocre baseball team and what some of it could mean as the M’s move forward. STATISTICAL ANOMALIES Every time you go to a baseball game, you might see something that you’ve never seen before. You could even see something that’s never happened in the history of the game. At the game last night, shortstop Brendan Ryan hit a home run. He’s now hitting .202 and the homer was just his 3rd bomb of the year. Weird enough for you? After notching an 8th inning double,
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