Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 5/31/12
Those are football numbers! The Seattle Mariners came out swinging in Arlington last night, assaulting the Texas Rangers 21-8. That’s right, folks. The Mariners scored 3 touchdowns and the Rangers scored 1 and successfully converted their 2 point conversion! All jokes aside, it was a very impressive performance that hopefully shows that this team is finally making some progress. There was lots to enjoy about this impressive show of power, but I was told to narrow it down to just 5 reasons. Here are my 5 reasons to love last night’s “Blackjack” performance. 5. No Ichiro? No Problem! Ichiro Suzuki got the night off so he got to watch the run fest from the bench. With his presence not in the lineup as the Mariners played ring around the bases, it shows that this Mariners team does NOT need him. It’s easy to fall in line and say how much we all love Ichiro and how much he has done and helped bring fans to Seattle. The futility is no longer worth it (from a fan’s perspective at least)...
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