Even if the Mariners didn't suck this year, they still wouldn't be the local baseball team with the greatest legacy of achievement. That distinction belongs

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Best Baseball Team

Tacoma Tugs

Even if the Mariners didn't suck this year, they still wouldn't be the local baseball team with the greatest legacy of achievement. That distinction belongs to the Tacoma Tugs of the Puget Sound Senior Baseball League, whose rosters are stuffed with 20- and 30-something former minor leaguers whose pursuit of the big-league dream was once very real. In 2007, the Tugs (who aren't really Tacoma-based) were essentially the best amateur baseball team in the country, topping a team led by former big-league slugger and Madonna-boner Jose Canseco in the championship of the Men's Senior Baseball League World Series. This year, led by the arms of Matt Serr and Fernando DaSilva and the bats of Jason Clark and Billy Boyer, they're at the top of the PSSBL standings, poised to defend their title. Best of all, the cost to attend Tugs' games, many of which are played in the friendly confines of Steve Cox Field in White Center, is zilch, and you likely won't get ratted out if you sneak a sixer into the bleachers.—Mike Seely

 
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