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FanPost Friday: How long will Chaos Ball reign?

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How long until the Mariners fall off the ladder? Or will they become the ladder? Is that how this works?

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Seattle Mariners v Boston Red Sox
when Sam Haggerty helps you beat one of the best teams in baseball, you know you’re on borrowed time
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WAZZZAAAAHHHHH and welcome to FanPost Friday. Hey, guess what? The Mariners are still tied for first place in the AL West and it’s April 23. They split a series with the Infinity Gauntlet that is the Los Angeles Dodgers and just took game one from the very good Boston Red Sox with their most #ChaosBall victory to date:

I mean, uh, we all know this nonsense is not sustainable, but holy moly it is very fun and entertaining. The staff weighed in with our belief levels earlier this week and now it’s your turn. So, that brings us to the question at hand!

How long will Chaos Ball reign?


Do you believe in this team?

This poll is closed

  • 21%
    (115 votes)
  • 12%
    Haha, no
    (68 votes)
  • 66%
    Not really..........but what if they did, though?
    (364 votes)
547 votes total Vote Now


How long will this run of success last?

This poll is closed

  • 16%
    End of April
    (87 votes)
  • 28%
    (150 votes)
  • 11%
    All-Star Break
    (60 votes)
  • 17%
    (93 votes)
  • 24%
    Define "success"
    (128 votes)
518 votes total Vote Now


Borrowing a question from the LL podcast, which hitter outside of France, Haniger, and Seager do you think will become another reliable batter in the lineup? (Leaving Lewis out for now since he just came back)

This poll is closed

  • 7%
    Dylan Moore
    (42 votes)
  • 18%
    Evan White
    (99 votes)
  • 11%
    Taylor Trammell
    (62 votes)
  • 3%
    Luis Torrens
    (18 votes)
  • 3%
    Tom Murphy
    (17 votes)
  • 3%
    Sam Haggerty
    (19 votes)
  • 4%
    Jose Marmoléjos
    (24 votes)
  • 8%
    J.P. Crawford
    (46 votes)
  • 37%
    Gee, I think there’s someone in the minors who will out-slug everyone on this list...
    (200 votes)
527 votes total Vote Now


If Chaos Ball fails to reign, what will have been the team’s downfall?

This poll is closed

  • 41%
    Lack of hitting
    (212 votes)
  • 5%
    Bad pitching rotation
    (26 votes)
  • 3%
    Smoldering crater where bullpen used to be
    (18 votes)
  • 0%
    A non-baseball related outside factor
    (1 vote)
  • 37%
    Some combination of the above, plus the entire history of the Seattle Mariners, what are you, new???
    (188 votes)
  • 12%
    Chaos does not fail, it evolves
    (62 votes)
507 votes total Vote Now

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All right, that’s it for me. Please elaborate on any of your poll answers in the comments as needed. Go Mariners, please bum out all the fans in Boston, and keep the Chaos Ball alive!