More than an hour after ending baseball's greatest postseason drought, 

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Cal Raleigh was back on the field with his teammates, 

Touring the circumference of the field to thank the tens of thousands of fans who remained.

The jubilation seemed more suited to winning something significant in October 

than a victory on September 30th. 

However, after 21 years, the Seattle Mariners could be 

forgiven for going a bit overboard in their return to the playoffs.

"It's better than you could possibly imagine," Seattle manager Scott Servais said.

With two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, Raleigh blasted a game-winning home run, 

and the Mariners claimed a wild-card place in the American League with a 2-1 victory 

over the Oakland Athletics on Friday night.


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