Yes, indeed, but those are the best teams. (I'm a total tragic romantic when it comes to the best sports teams to follow. I'm still having trouble adjusting to the Giants' recent successes, grateful as I am for them.)
I'm surprised he didn't have anything negative to say about their jerseys or the logo. Much like the superiority of the old Brewers logo, I've always thought the Mariners' old logo is better than the S with the compass:
I'm with Ursus Minor. The old Brewers logo was one of the top five sports logos of the past half century. The Mariners trident OTOH was logo ordinaire.
Seattle must be in the reckoning with Toronto and, maybe Cleveland, in having the most impotent set of sports franchises on the continent. There's really been nothing to cheer about down there since the 'Sonics heyday; bar the Squawks superbowl fart from a few years back.
I've been having difficulty with coming up with something that captures the enormity of Miller's contribution (and distressed by a thread on another board you are familiar with suggesting that he was no big deal).
But yes, Marvin Miller is for me the most significant off-the-field contributor to North American sports of the 20th century. Largely single-handedly, he completed redefined the relationship between owners and players that lies at the heart of professional sport.