The Mariners are back in the playoffs. It’s happening.

You — one of the Mariners’ most dedicated fans — have stuck with them through two decades of near-misses, rebuilds, futility and mediocrity. And you’re finally rewarded with a return to the postseason, where anything can happen, for the first time since 2001.

What does the Mariners making the playoffs mean to you? We want to hear how you’re feeling!

Fans cheer as Seattle Mariners’ Julio Rodriguez is greeted in the dugout by manager Scott Servais, left, after Rodriguez scored on an RBI-single hit by Mariners’ J.P. Crawford, May 28, 2022, in Seattle. (Ted S. Warren / The Associated Press)
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Use the form below to share your fan experience. Here are some questions to guide the way:

  • How did you feel when they ended the playoff drought?
  • What made you become a Mariners fan?
  • Where were you as a fan in 2001? What’s changed since?
  • What’s your favorite Mariners memory over the past 21 years? Who’s been your favorite Mariners player to watch?
  • Why is this the team to end the drought and what expectations do you have for them in the playoffs?

Twenty-one years is a long time, and we’d love to see (and share) your fan transformations. If you’ve got photos from a Mariners game or wearing Mariners gear from 2001 and comparable pics from this year, send them our way! Email your images to our sports producer, Chris Cole, at ccole@seattletimes.com.