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Bisons and Baseball

Let's get one thing straight right off the top: Harold Baines doesn't matter. The fact that Baines is going into the Baseball Hall of Fame — clearly thanks to the prodding of his former owner (Jerry Reinsdorf) and former manager (Tony La Russa) on the Today's Game Committee — doesn't change the standards for election one bit in this view. Baines never got more than 6…

Bills

Congratulations, Seattle. The longest active playoff drought in pro sports now belongs to you. With the Bills having reached the playoffs, the Mariners are the current kings of playoff futility, having not reached the playoffs in 16 seasons. How much emphasis is being placed on that unfortunate mantle in the Pacific Northwest? Well, the Seattle Times' baseball previe…

Bills

The Bills ended the longest postseason drought in American professional sports by making the playoffs for the first time since 1999, ending a span of 17 consecutive seasons without a playoff berth. Who owns the longest playoff drought now? No, it's not the Buffalo Sabres, although they're on the list. That sad title now belongs to the Seattle Mariners, who have gone …