So I was thinking about something after the Super Bowl ... the Seattle Mariners have never been to the World Series. They have had the occasional excellent team beginning, of course, with the 116-win Mariners of 2001. The 1995 team was also quite good, so were the 1997 and 2000 teams. But they could not quite take that final step. The World Series, for Seattle fans, must feel a million miles away.