SEATTLE — Mariners fans have done their part. The "Believe" signs waving across T-Mobile Park are backed by the eternal optimism of Seattle fans to make the playoffs after the longest drought in the MLB.
Now it's decision day for the American League Wild Card and the road to the postseason is full of twists and turns.
Passan explained one of the possible scenarios that keep the Mariners playing in October:
"If the Red Sox and Yankees lose Sunday and the Blue Jays and Mariners win, it would be a four-way tie. Red Sox and Blue Jays would choose to be Team A and Team C and play home games. Yankees get their choice of opponent. Seattle faces the other. Winners advance to wild card game."