Aug 14, 2013; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Seattle Mariners hat in the dugout against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
Pride and defense
Finally, there is the issue of defending your beloved franchise. Being a Mariners fan has not always been easy. Sure, it was fun when Junior was hitting bombs in the Kingdome and Randy Johnson was blowing dudes away with his mighty mane of intimidation.
However, there have been some tough years. In general, the Mariners are not exactly a respected franchise around the country. The true Mariners fan, when asked, will proudly state that they love their M’s. Take that, and so there.
Postseason hardware? Not a lot. A long list of recognizable stars throughout their history? Not exactly.
Ultimately, that doesn’t matter. What matters is that you will defend your Mariners. They have frustrated you for years, but they are your personal source of frustration.
You are a true fan, and you will always shout, “Go M’s!”