The Mariners got out-slugged by the D-Backs yesterday, losing 14-10 to fall 11 games below .500 on the season, but fans can take solace in this gloriously schmaltzy a cappella YouTube tribute to two players who were the best when the M's were truly the worst.
Those two players -- Alvin Davis and Harold Reynolds -- arrived in Seattle in 1983 and 1984, respectively. Both had decent careers (Davis was Rookie of the Year, and twice an MVP candidate; Reynolds earned three Gold Gloves and was a two-time All-Star) in an era when the Mariners spent more time in the cellar than a sommelier. Davis retired in '92 and Reynolds in '94, each spending all but their final big league season in Seattle, and neither even so much as sniffed the playoffs.
That's pretty much all the background you need for this gem of a video, featuring silky smooth vocals by The Main Attraction and some laughable lyrics by Deuce Bender: The song is from the 2004 record, Deuce Bender Presents: Seattle...a Baseball Town, which featured other classic cuts like "The Day the Dome Went Down," and "Go Go Ichiro." Much like the baseball typically played by Mariners, it's so bad it's actually kind of entertaining.