It is going to be at least a couple of years before the Mariners start to contend too, but the Mariners do finally have a decent minor league system in place so there is at least reason for future optimism.
I watched the Nationals win last night while eating dinner at Metro Pizza with my friends Ofi, Alan, and Richard. I was glad to see the Nationals win since they have never been to the World Series before, even though they no longer have my favorite current MLB player Bryce Harper.
Well that makes sense. Of course the NFL championship was as much a thing as the Super Bowl so they're on there for a technicality but makes it impressive how many teams have made it in a relatively short time frame.