Bill Hanstock is a Northern California native transplanted to the Los Angeles area. He's a lifelong baseball fan, but over the past few years has become a regular fanatic of all sports. Since he started writing at SB Nation, he has been alternately horrified and thrilled by how much he enjoys events like MLS and NASCAR. He has a telecommunications degree from CSU Monterey Bay and is currently pursuing his MA at Cal State Los Angeles. He has written for print publications and online since 2000, joining the humor website Progressive Boink as a staff writer in 2006. Since then, he has written for On Sandwiches and Baseball Feelings, and has been a guest writer at With Leather on several occasions. Bill couldn't be happier about being a part of SB Nation and the family at SB Nation Seattle.
The Mariners have a chance to win their final series of the season. They'll host their last 2012 game on Wednesday.
The Mariners saw their staff ace get rocked for seven runs on Monday. Can they still wrap up 2012 with a series win?
The Seattle Mariners have a chance to eliminate the Angels from the postseason. Felix Hernandez takes the mound in the final series of the season.
The Mariners were trying to play spoiler in the East Bay. They instead got swept by the homer-happy A's.
The Mariners are playing out the string and taking their lumps along the way. They didn't show much fight in a loss to the A's on Friday.
The Mariners will have one last chance to spoil Oakland's season as they meet up with their old nemeses in the East Bay. Can they knock the A's out of the Wild Card?
The Mariners avoided the three-game sweep on Thursday. They also kept the Angels from gaining a game in the Wild Card race.