Ideally this article will mix pain with pleasure.
I recommend reading a slide during each of the 17 breaks between half-innings of today's game between the Seattle Mariners and New York Yankees. I say 17 breaks assuming the Yankees will need to bat in the bottom of ninth inning after—or maybe during—a strong Felix Hernandez start.
The pain comes from the facts' relationship with the Mariners' last 17 games.
They are “unhappy totals,” to paraphrase Mariner announcer Rick Rizzs.