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Don Wakamatsu didn't have a chance

Mariners leadership made the mistakes, but fired manager paid the price

Updated: August 10, 2010, 3:36 PM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

Over the weekend, Seattle shortstop Jack Wilson slipped in the bathroom and broke a hand. A couple weeks ago, first baseman Russell Branyan said he injured his foot when a table in his hotel room fell on it. In other words, the 2010 Mariners can barely navigate their way around their own rooms, so what chance do they have circling American League basepaths? The answer: Not much. They are on pace to score fewer runs this season than they did in 1994, when they didn't play the final seven weeks ...

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