Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 8/19/14
Get Ready For A Wild Six Weeks Anyone know what this crazy, tingling sensation is? No, I don’t have some sort of communicable disease. Yes — that’s it!  This is what it feels like to me in the midst of genuine, bonafide, legitimate pennant chase as a fan of the Seattle Mariners. Fun isn’t it? As I write today, the Mariners, for the moment, are in possession of the second AL Wild Card playoff position.  They lead by half a game over the recently dispatched Detroit Tigers.  It might be a game-and-a-half lead if not for a certain umpire with a grudging attitude named Tony Randazzo, but that’s another whole other column I should probably write. The Mariners are also just five-and-a-half games back of both the Angels and the A’s for the lead in the AL West.  It’s also worth noting that they will play the A’s six more times this year and the Angels seven more times. New MLB records? No problem for the King. To say the M’s are out of the division championship race is completely and utterly...
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