Unfortunately, there's more than one albatross for these mariners to contend with.
Let's see here. It's mid-August, the Mariners are 30½ games back in the American League West, and the authoritative U.S.S. Mariner has called the franchise "The Worst Run Organization in Baseball". I'm starting to think that perhaps that late-season run at the pennant is just not going to materialize this season after all. I know, I know; I'm such a fair-weather fan.