Sometime last week, a “My Plans versus 2020” meme started making the rounds on Twitter and went from “Wow, this is good” to “Wow, okay I fucking get it, guys” in less than 24 hours. When the meme reached the Mariners Twitter realm, people really leaned into the misery of the last 43 years of Seattle Mariners. Things are rough, we gotta have our outlets, so I get it. But, god damn, some folks went HARD on this one.
Let’s get into it.
LL staff writer and resident historian came out swinging with a direct punch to the gut to anyone who ever had hope for the late 90s Mariners:
My plans, 2020 pic.twitter.com/Ok04Wkyx4E— Amanda Lane Cumming (@MarinerMandy) May 19, 2020
In case you’ve forgotten, Dylan Moore once threw home to no one. I feel obligated to mention that Moore also made a really amazing catch in Félix Hernández’s last start in Seattle. Gotta hear both sides:
My plans 2020 pic.twitter.com/hu4FcpAAo4— Mariner Muse (@MarinerMuse) May 19, 2020
On a similar vibe:
My plans: 2020: pic.twitter.com/joDHTFCICu— John Edwards (@Anorak_CA) May 19, 2020
Former LL staffer and erstwhile official Mariners Twitter account runner took it back to a particular 2014 low-light:
My plans 2020 pic.twitter.com/kVpwfn2AX5— Colin O'Keefe (@colinokeefe) May 19, 2020
My plans: 2002-2020: pic.twitter.com/KDRUZWsKHh— danganRonPaul (@NotMooseBigelow) May 19, 2020
It’s been all too easy the last couple months for me to forget Mike Trout plays in the same division as the Mariners, so thank you, Fabian.
My plans: 2020: pic.twitter.com/OuPuAazb8b— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) May 20, 2020
Former LL staffer and current FanGraphs boss reached back for something extra hurtful to all parties involved:
my plans: 2020: pic.twitter.com/GrlUnI80js— Meg Rowley (@megrowler) May 19, 2020
(knocks over recycling bin full of Ben & Jerry’s pint containers) All too true, Dan:
My plans: 2020: pic.twitter.com/XQ4YP465d0— Dan Kaplan (@Kapslock44) May 20, 2020
Okay, this one might be my favorite because it’s fun to think about a world where the Mariners were the bad guys every team was scared of:
My plans: 2020: pic.twitter.com/NSGuyT6KBY— Stephen Dolan (@SteveThunderfan) May 20, 2020
Welp, that about does it. Please share in the comments any good ones I missed. Have a chill and safe Memorial Day Weekend, LLers!