It's way too early for Mariners fans to get excited

Los Angeles Dodgers v Seattle Mariners
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Are these Seattle Mariners for real? Seemingly out of nowhere, the AL West club is tied for the best record in the American League after they took down the reigning World Series champs the LA Dodgers on Monday night.

The energy levels are high in Seattle. This young, fun team has really turned heads and the limited amount of fans at T-Mobile Park are jacked up each night. But, let's go ahead and hold the phone on the early excitement.

In recent years, how many times have we seen the Mariners get off to a blazing start in April, only to sputter and miss out on the playoffs? Fans have gotten used to it, as Seattle hasn't appeared in the postseason since 2001. That's 20 years of suffering.

While the 11-6 start has been awesome to see, it will mean nothing if this team isn't making noise in the fall.