After the Minnesota Twins continued their playoff ineptitude on Wednesday and got booted out of the 2020 MLB playoffs in two games by the dastardly Houston Astros, I saw a similar question get repeated throughout Mariners Twitter and beyond.
it pains me deeply for many reasons to have to ask this and a lot of you are going to yell at me but whatever:— Céspedes Family BBQ (@CespedesBBQ) September 30, 2020
would you rather your team not make the postseason for 19 years or lose 18 straight postseason games?
The Seattle Mariners haven't made the playoffs in two decades and that in some way feels way less painful than 19 consecutive postseason losses.— Joe (@JoeDoyleMiLB) September 30, 2020
Playoff wins since 2000:— Colin O'Keefe (@colinokeefe) September 30, 2020
Twins - 6
Mariners - 9
So, I would like to pose the question to the LL community. Feel free to respond in the comments or write a FanPost with your most passionate take.
Prompt: If you had to choose one path, would you rather have 19 years of no playoffs or 18 straight playoff game losses?
I attach no qualifiers, just 18 straight playoff losses over the same time period that Mariners have failed to make the playoffs. Which one is worse and why? Which one provides more misery?
Let’s do our own poll just for shits and giggles:
Choose your fate
This poll is closed
19 years of no playoffs
18 straight playoff losses