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‘Shipwreck’

Seattle Mariners' Leonys Martin, left, is congratulated by teammates after scoring on a sacrifice fly hit by Ketel Marte during the second inning of a baseball game Los Angeles Angels, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
Seattle Mariners' Leonys Martin, left, is congratulated by teammates after scoring on a sacrifice fly hit by Ketel Marte during the second inning of a baseball game Los Angeles Angels, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, in Anaheim, Calif. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Huckleberries wishes its old friend Tom Wobker, The Bard of Sherman Avenue, had lived to see that the Seattle Mariners are still playoff relevant in mid-September 2016. “Shipwreck,” one of my many favorite poems of his involved one of many futile M’s seasons:

They need to send an SOS
To help a crew that’s in distress,

For it is clear as it can be
The Mariners are lost at sea.

The Bard of Sherman Avenue

Question: Do you think the Mariners will make the playoffs?



D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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