The Seattle Mariners had a fine season, though a few ex-patriots are having better ones - and unless the Minnesota Twins win the World Series, some former Mariner is going home with a ring.
The Twins are the only post-season team without a former Seattle player on their roster. In all, 15 ex-Mariners played for the playoff teams.
The Rockies (catcher Yorvit Torrealba) and Angels (closer Brian Fuentes) have only one former Mariner each.
The Yankees (third baseman Alex Rodriguez, left-hander Damaso Marte), Cardinals (pitchers Joel Pineiro and Ryan Franklin) and Dodgers (pitchers George Sherrill and - hold your breath - Jeff Weaver) have two apiece.
Then, there's the Red Sox, who have catcher Jason Varitrek, infielder Chris Woodward and DH David Ortiz, who once labored in the Seattle minor league system.
Most ex-Mariners? That honor belongs to Philadelphia, where Jamie Moyer was a starter, reliever and now an observer because of injury.
Beyond Moyer, however, the Phillies have outfielder Raul Ibanez and two utility players in Greg Dobbs and Miguel Cairo.
The odds that at least one ex-Mariner is going to win the World Series are great. Until next season, that's about the best a Mariner fan can root for this October.