This late in a season going nowhere but into oblivion, the Seattle Mariners will play a game today as meaningful as any all year - at least to many of them.
Icihro Suzuki stands on the brink of history, matching the major league record for most 200-hit seasons (10), needing two more hits to accomplish the feat in just 10 seasons. Amazing.
Felix Hernandez makes his 33rd start, his Cy Young Award chances still alive if you can believe the polls taken of those who vote. A win would make him 13-11, but no win-loss record this season is going to illustrate his value to the team or his ability on the mound.
Then there are the babies - rookies Matt Mangini and Greg Halman - who are penciled into their first big league lineup.
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All in all, not just another September game enroute to an off-season that will bring another sea change for the Mariners. If you're near a television or radio this afternoon, tune in. If not, feel free to follow the story lines right here.