As I am wearing my Justin Smoak jersey, I reflect on the old-time of a suffering Mariners fan. I think of when Lloyd McClendon charged at the umpires and Richie Sexson hit bombs. But I am enchanted by the possibility of a new era. By the possibility of success. We have lived through the Pat, Bill, and the Jack Z era. Now, it is our turn. There is a new team and it is young and fun.
Even with Julio Rodriguez‘s injury, the youth that is progressing through the organization is providing a heartbeat not felt in the city of Seattle in a long time. The new Seattle Mariners are apart from us. There is a major change in the attitude of the team. Instead of “let’s not lose” its “let’s win the whole damn thing”.
The new-look of Kyle Lewis and company show excitement to come. This COVID season will bring a short season full of excitement. It’s time for the city of Seattle to get excited for baseball again. There is a talented team here. A team of young, fun great baseball players that the world will recognize.
The media is already starting to notice. Justin Dunn has worked through our lineup like a knife through butter. Kyle Lewis is dropping bombs like WWII. These young phenoms will be a part of life as fans for years to come. So, get on board now. The reality of a new era is real. The talent that is percolating is the best in years.
Be a part of it, Mariner fans. Be a part of the revolution. The revolution of baseball in Seattle. Because mark my words: we will be in the playoffs. And we will be a force to be reckoned with.