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(Twitter)   The Seattle Mariners have qualified for the playoffs for the first time in more than two decades, finally ending their claim to the "Longest Active Playoff Drought"   (twitter.com) divider line
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2022-10-01 12:45:12 AM  
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2022-10-01 12:58:31 AM  
It's about friggin time.
 
2022-10-01 12:59:07 AM  
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2022-10-01 1:06:58 AM  
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2022-10-01 1:11:46 AM  
congrats to Mariners farkers.

in the first year of 12-team playoffs, I find it kind of odd how relatively little is going down to the wire.
 
2022-10-01 1:18:44 AM  

virulent_loser: congrats to Mariners farkers.

in the first year of 12-team playoffs, I find it kind of odd how relatively little is going down to the wire.


Well, the AL is all sewn up (except the positioning of the 4-6 seeds), but the NL still looks pretty tight.

Dodgers are locked into the 1 seed and the Cards in the 3, but Mets-Braves (to determine 2 and 4) could come down to the last day.

The Giants are all but officially eliminated, but you have three teams (Padres, Phillies and Brewers) fighting over the last two spots.
 
2022-10-01 1:26:33 AM  
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2022-10-01 1:27:24 AM  

The Bestest: virulent_loser: congrats to Mariners farkers.

in the first year of 12-team playoffs, I find it kind of odd how relatively little is going down to the wire.

Well, the AL is all sewn up (except the positioning of the 4-6 seeds), but the NL still looks pretty tight.

Dodgers are locked into the 1 seed and the Cards in the 3, but Mets-Braves (to determine 2 and 4) could come down to the last day.

The Giants are all but officially eliminated, but you have three teams (Padres, Phillies and Brewers) fighting over the last two spots.


yes, but I still expected more. *shrug*
 
2022-10-01 1:27:47 AM  
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2022-10-01 1:28:38 AM  
You know what happened last time the M's made the plsyoffs?  What will happen this time?

/Hint, it was 2001
 
2022-10-01 1:34:28 AM  
How long before the Pirates have the longest active drought?
 
2022-10-01 1:40:40 AM  

JJRRutgers: How long before the Pirates have the longest active drought?


They've got the Phillies, Angels, Tigers, and Royals in front of them at the moment.
 
2022-10-01 1:40:54 AM  

JJRRutgers: How long before the Pirates have the longest active drought?


Well, they last made the playoffs in 2015. In MLB, the Phillies were next in line (2011), but they also stand a pretty good chance of going in this year. After them are the Tigers and Angels (2014).

I don't feel like looking up other sports at the moment.
 
2022-10-01 1:46:51 AM  

The Bestest: JJRRutgers: How long before the Pirates have the longest active drought?

Well, they last made the playoffs in 2015. In MLB, the Phillies were next in line (2011), but they also stand a pretty good chance of going in this year. After them are the Tigers and Angels (2014).

I don't feel like looking up other sports at the moment.


I think next is the Sacramento Kings?
 
2022-10-01 1:53:23 AM  
The Kings' Corliss Williamson scoffs at these youngsters.
 
2022-10-01 2:04:25 AM  
So can Ken Griffey Jr finally take a much deserved nap?
 
2022-10-01 2:04:55 AM  
so I looked it up.. it is indeed the Kings (2006), followed by the New York Jets (2010) and Buffalo Sabres (2011)
 
2022-10-01 3:35:07 AM  
Damn....for half of my life, they failed to make the playoffs.

Go M's!

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2022-10-01 3:40:02 AM  

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/Took that pic at a strip club bathroom in Portland, Oregon.
//Casa Diablo.
 
2022-10-01 4:11:10 AM  

virulent_loser: congrats to Mariners farkers.

in the first year of 12-team playoffs, I find it kind of odd how relatively little is going down to the wire.


Yeah but it took today for the ORIOLES
to be eliminated
 
2022-10-01 4:12:42 AM  

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I didn't realize the population center in Colorado was so straight
 
2022-10-01 4:48:27 AM  

JJRRutgers: How long before the Pirates have the longest active drought?


Well they had the somewhat bad luck to be really bad in 2020. I think they would have made the playoffs in the same format in 2018. So it's a liiiiitle bit of a complicated answer. If you take away that season they'd be ahead of the Reds and Marlins and whatever other teams they already are ahead of or tied with.
 
2022-10-01 4:49:19 AM  
Friends were at the game, they bought their tix for $8 awhile ago (special was going on). Today, tix were going for as much as $1100. I'm about to be very popular since I have playoff tix.

/Assuming they actually get to play a home game
 
2022-10-01 4:55:40 AM  

djslowdive: Friends were at the game, they bought their tix for $8 awhile ago (special was going on). Today, tix were going for as much as $1100. I'm about to be very popular since I have playoff tix.

/Assuming they actually get to play a home game


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2022-10-01 7:19:51 AM  

djslowdive: /Assuming they actually get to play a home game


this is likely going to be the primary motivator for the AL Wild Card teams down the stretch, as only the 4 seed has -any- guaranteed home games
 
2022-10-01 7:35:31 AM  

puffy999: djslowdive: Friends were at the game, they bought their tix for $8 awhile ago (special was going on). Today, tix were going for as much as $1100. I'm about to be very popular since I have playoff tix.

/Assuming they actually get to play a home game

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dammit, where'd you get that pic of me pretending to be a unicorn?!
 
2022-10-01 8:16:57 AM  
Big Dumper was trending on twitter!
 
2022-10-01 9:26:59 AM  
When the Mariners DO make the playoffs, they do it in really cool, dramatic ways, and I feel like that merits extra credit.
 
2022-10-01 9:28:08 AM  
They're saving the dick punch for the LCS for old time's sake.
 
2022-10-01 10:15:07 AM  

OkieDookie: You know what happened last time the M's made the plsyoffs?  What will happen this time?

/Hint, it was 2001


Who cares? at least they made it and have made some progress as a team. Unlike that lame ass thunder who everyone laughs at every year. At least we have a baseball team, none will ever come to Oklahoma unless you steal it.
 
2022-10-01 10:21:37 AM  
Fingers crossed we get the chance to have a home game.

It's been a long time...
 
2022-10-01 10:32:19 AM  

mariner314: Fingers crossed we get the chance to have a home game.

It's been a long time...


They're a half game over the Rays and a game and a half behind the Jays for the #4 seed. Mariners have 6 games left (2 vs A's and 4 vs Tigers), the Rays 5 (2 vs the Astros and 3 vs the Red Sox) and the Jays have 5 (2 vs Red Sox and 3 vs O's). Mariners hold the tie-breaker over the Jays, but the Rays have it over both the Jays and Mariners.
 
2022-10-01 10:42:37 AM  
SOMETHING FINALLY HAPPENED!!!!

The Jerry and Scott show should be renewed in perpetuity.    Jack Z. left them with an absolute pile of shiat, and they turned it into a diamond mine.

Their pitching will keep them in it.
 
2022-10-01 11:01:00 AM  
Amazing that this was actually a longer drought than the hopeless first years of the franchise (1977-1994).

At least things weren't as consistently bleak from 2002-2021 as during that earlier period. The team did have some good seasons and near-misses. In the earlier period, they didn't even crack .500 until 1992, and that was just 82-80... and then they went back to having the worst record in the AL the next season (leading to the A-Rod draft pick).
 
2022-10-01 11:03:49 AM  

Rent Party: The Jerry and Scott show should be renewed in perpetuity.


Mmmm, I once said that about the Pete and John show...

Dipoto has done a good job making the team younger and developing the system. Before that, his record was mixed. Let's see how good he is at taking the team from good to great. He has the young pieces and he has the payroll flexibility.
 
2022-10-01 11:21:13 AM  

Super Chronic: Rent Party: The Jerry and Scott show should be renewed in perpetuity.

Mmmm, I once said that about the Pete and John show...

Dipoto has done a good job making the team younger and developing the system. Before that, his record was mixed. Let's see how good he is at taking the team from good to great. He has the young pieces and he has the payroll flexibility.


Don't force me to change your Farkie tag!

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In a very much "What have you done for me lately" league, I will very much take what Jerry has done for me lately.   He said he came in with a five year plan.  Five years later, here we are.   Stupidly deep farm system, young players all over the place.  Signed up the most promising guy since Griffey for a long time.  Signed up some absolute stud veterans (Why yes, I do like that Cy Young award).

If you want to get great, that is how you do it. I'll take more of that.

I think they show up for the games.  They have great pitching and their bullpen is nails.   If the bats warm up even a little bit, I think they surprise some people.
 
2022-10-01 11:24:52 AM  

Super Chronic: Amazing that this was actually a longer drought than the hopeless first years of the franchise (1977-1994).

At least things weren't as consistently bleak from 2002-2021 as during that earlier period. The team did have some good seasons and near-misses. In the earlier period, they didn't even crack .500 until 1992, and that was just 82-80... and then they went back to having the worst record in the AL the next season (leading to the A-Rod draft pick).


Here's a fun (?) little tidbit. Were it not for a weird quirk in how the MLB determined who got the number 1 pick Barry Bonds and Ken Griffey Jr could have been teammates on the Pirates. The Pirates actually had the worst record the draft Griffery Jr was taken #1, but because of a rule I forget the Mariners got the pick instead
 
2022-10-01 11:27:39 AM  

TDWCom29: Here's a fun (?) little tidbit. Were it not for a weird quirk in how the MLB determined who got the number 1 pick Barry Bonds and Ken Griffey Jr could have been teammates on the Pirates. The Pirates actually had the worst record the draft Griffery Jr was taken #1, but because of a rule I forget the Mariners got the pick instead


Those poor Pirates had to suffer with Bonds and Bonilla at the same time instead.

/ Skinny Bonds, though, so it doesn't count
 
2022-10-01 11:29:01 AM  
Also, I would like to give a special shout-out to Phil Nevin for inspiring this team and simultaneously sending his own team, a division rival, into a spiral of despair. Thanks Phil! Sorry though, no playoff check for you.
 
2022-10-01 11:30:36 AM  

TDWCom29: Super Chronic: Amazing that this was actually a longer drought than the hopeless first years of the franchise (1977-1994).

At least things weren't as consistently bleak from 2002-2021 as during that earlier period. The team did have some good seasons and near-misses. In the earlier period, they didn't even crack .500 until 1992, and that was just 82-80... and then they went back to having the worst record in the AL the next season (leading to the A-Rod draft pick).

Here's a fun (?) little tidbit. Were it not for a weird quirk in how the MLB determined who got the number 1 pick Barry Bonds and Ken Griffey Jr could have been teammates on the Pirates. The Pirates actually had the worst record the draft Griffery Jr was taken #1, but because of a rule I forget the Mariners got the pick instead


Yeah, the same thing happened with the A-Rod pick (notice I said "worst record in the AL"). The Dodgers had a worse record in 1993; they had the #2 pick and took Darren Dreifort. I don't know the rule either -- I guess they alternate leagues year by year.
 
2022-10-01 11:45:02 AM  

Rent Party: TDWCom29: Here's a fun (?) little tidbit. Were it not for a weird quirk in how the MLB determined who got the number 1 pick Barry Bonds and Ken Griffey Jr could have been teammates on the Pirates. The Pirates actually had the worst record the draft Griffery Jr was taken #1, but because of a rule I forget the Mariners got the pick instead

Those poor Pirates had to suffer with Bonds and Bonilla at the same time instead.

/ Skinny Bonds, though, so it doesn't count


Skinny Bonds was still a HOF caliber player.
 
2022-10-01 11:48:28 AM  

Rent Party: TDWCom29: Here's a fun (?) little tidbit. Were it not for a weird quirk in how the MLB determined who got the number 1 pick Barry Bonds and Ken Griffey Jr could have been teammates on the Pirates. The Pirates actually had the worst record the draft Griffery Jr was taken #1, but because of a rule I forget the Mariners got the pick instead

Those poor Pirates had to suffer with Bonds and Bonilla at the same time instead.

/ Skinny Bonds, though, so it doesn't count


Well, no. They could have had Bonds, Bonillia, and Griffey. It wasn't that they didn't get Griffey and took Bonillia #2. They took the immortal Mark Merchant, who never even made the majors, at #2
 
2022-10-01 12:01:17 PM  

TDWCom29: Rent Party: TDWCom29: Here's a fun (?) little tidbit. Were it not for a weird quirk in how the MLB determined who got the number 1 pick Barry Bonds and Ken Griffey Jr could have been teammates on the Pirates. The Pirates actually had the worst record the draft Griffery Jr was taken #1, but because of a rule I forget the Mariners got the pick instead

Those poor Pirates had to suffer with Bonds and Bonilla at the same time instead.

/ Skinny Bonds, though, so it doesn't count

Well, no. They could have had Bonds, Bonillia, and Griffey.



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See...  Instead of Bonds, Bonilla, and Griffey, the had to suffer with "just" Bonds and Bonilla.

Aaaaahh fark it.  If I have to explain it, it probably  wasn't as funny as I thought.

/ I laughed
// On the inside
/// Three times
 
2022-10-01 12:01:42 PM  

Rent Party: TDWCom29: Rent Party: TDWCom29: Here's a fun (?) little tidbit. Were it not for a weird quirk in how the MLB determined who got the number 1 pick Barry Bonds and Ken Griffey Jr could have been teammates on the Pirates. The Pirates actually had the worst record the draft Griffery Jr was taken #1, but because of a rule I forget the Mariners got the pick instead

Those poor Pirates had to suffer with Bonds and Bonilla at the same time instead.

/ Skinny Bonds, though, so it doesn't count

Well, no. They could have had Bonds, Bonillia, and Griffey.


[thatsthejoke.jpg]

See...  Instead of Bonds, Bonilla, and Griffey, the had to suffer with "just" Bonds and Bonilla.

Aaaaahh fark it.  If I have to explain it, it probably  wasn't as funny as I thought.

/ I laughed
// On the inside
/// Three times


Ah okay
 
2022-10-01 12:18:36 PM  
Well anyway, the Pirates had Van Slyke in those days too.

I guess they could have traded one of the surplus outfielders for something else. Or let Bonilla play third and tolerated the defensive liability as long as he was hiatting.
 
2022-10-01 12:34:29 PM  
John Stanton is the lead owner of the Mariners.  He and his family are nice people: they deserve this.
 
2022-10-01 12:58:57 PM  
Last year the Braves won 88 games, the wild card and the WS.   I'm just sayin'.
 
2022-10-01 1:06:46 PM  

The Bestest: mariner314: Fingers crossed we get the chance to have a home game.

It's been a long time...

They're a half game over the Rays and a game and a half behind the Jays for the #4 seed. Mariners have 6 games left (2 vs A's and 4 vs Tigers), the Rays 5 (2 vs the Astros and 3 vs the Red Sox) and the Jays have 5 (2 vs Red Sox and 3 vs O's). Mariners hold the tie-breaker over the Jays, but the Rays have it over both the Jays and Mariners.


I was wondering who held the tiebreaker between the M's and the Jays. Thank you.
 
2022-10-01 1:59:03 PM  
For some reason I just think that now is the best time and place to remind everyone that Geno Smith is leading the NFL in completion percentage.

That is all
 
2022-10-01 2:18:44 PM  

The Bestest: but you have three teams (Padres, Phillies and Brewers) fighting over the last two spots.


I wouldn't say the Phillies are actually *fighting* for a spot. More like "Flailing helplessly and hoping the other team trips over themselves first."

/But they're also facing the Nats this weekend, which they've pretty much beaten down all season, so who knows
//Regardless, they're going to get absolutely demolished in the first round if they do get in
 
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