So Your Baseball Team Has Never Been to the World Series

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So Your Baseball Team Has Never Been to the World Series
So Your Baseball Team Has Never Been to the World Series

I'm in the business of misery. Let's take it from the top. Tonight, the Washington Nationals will face the Houston Astros in Game 1 of the 2019 World Series. It is the Washington franchise's first ever trip to the World Series, dating back to their advent as the Montreal Expos in 1969. It took them exactly a half of a century to reach the zenith of major league baseball. The National's accomplishment has shined a light on another franchise that existed free from the burden of being The Best. Your Seattle Mariners, the only other team coming in 2019 to never have reached a World Series, did not advance to the World Series. Nor, did they even advance to the postseason. The Mariners players have

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