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Mariners' turnabout is exciting the fan base in Seattle

Mariners' turnabout is exciting the fan base in Seattle

The Chicago Cubs are all cuddly and lovable. They also are laying waste to the rest of the National League, on a mission to claim — stop me if you've heard this a million times before — their first World Series championship since 1908.

Misery is not exclusive to Chicago. The Cubs, at least, advanced to the NL Championship Series last year.

The Seattle Mariners are the not-so-proud owners of baseball's longest postseason drought. The Mariners last got into the playoffs in 2001, when Ichiro Suzuki was a rookie at an old 27 and Jamie Moyer a 20-game winner at a young 38.

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