The Seattle Mariners are tantalizingly close to making the playoffs. With just three games left in the regular season, they're currently in a perilous tie with Boston for the second American League wild card spot. Yes, we’re a long, possibly tiebreaker-dependent way from actually staying alive deep into October. But this year could maybe (hopefully?) be the year—the year that finally allows the Mariners to buck 20 years of "lovable loser" status and move on. Because Seattle certainly has.
We've had seven different mayors. SEVEN. Is it even a good job?
Then: Paul Schell
Now: Jenny Durkan
Light Rail Stations
Now: 19 (when the Northgate extension opens October 2)
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We're not knocking the romance genre as a whole. Just these ones.
Median Home Price
The Office of Financial Management has been keeping tabs on the housing market's meteoric rise.
Whether you think things have gotten better or worse over the past 20 years—the Mariners certainly haven’t—very little is the same. But with the M's last postseason run only a faint memory, perhaps this weekend can bring it back in full force. We're feeling a little nostalgic after all.