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Tired of the spring gloom? I think I found the culprit…

Tired of the spring gloom? I think I found the culprit…

Tired of the spring gloom? I think I found the culprit…

Four windstorms since the start of April, only three days over 70 degrees so far, and looking at potentially the latest 75 degree day ever.   Just tying a dry-season record for consecutive days with rain.  A funnel cloud floats over Monroe…

Does it seem like the universe is a little out of balance?  Need more proof?

Look no further than the Mariners' scoreboard at Safeco Field. No, I'm not talking about runs, hits or errors, I'm talking about the hydro races they do in the middle of the 6th inning.

It's always seemed a long-running tradition that the yellow boat hardly ever won. It was sort of the Washington Generals of hydro racing, and an easy sucker bet when you had friends come in from out of town. ("You take the yellow boat, I'll take the red boat.")

But this year, it's been different. I've been to a handful of Mariner games this year and it seemed like the yellow boat has been on a hot streak. 

Then, I was at the game Friday night and found the yellow boat has turned into a juggernaut. So far, it's won as many races as the red and green boat combined!

So, a crazy spring that's missing its sunshine mojo and the yellow boat has become the boat to beat.  And when you think about it, the M's season did begin around the same time our weather fell off the table -- in early April.

Coincidence….???

(Yeah, probably :) But I bet if the red boat starts winning again, the weather warms up!)