SEATTLE (AP) John Stanton's first full season as the chairman and CEO of the Seattle Mariners ended the same as the previous 15 seasons when he was just a minority owner of the ballclub.
Out of the postseason and like most of Seattle's fans frustrated by the final result.
"It's hard. I'm one of them. I think I've been at every home playoff game this team has ever played. Unfortunately, that's not a very big number," Stanton said. "I think it is incumbent on us to demonstrate to the fans the commitment to doing the things that are necessary to win. My words, I can say that we are deeply committed to winning a World Series, which we are. We are deeply committed to making the playoffs next year and at some point in time my words become hollow. We've got to back those words up with action."