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40 in 40: Gregory Santos could be the key to the next great bullpen

The year is 2001.

The baseball men trudge on through the second-hottest summer on record (at the time). The world does not yet know the iPod, the first Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings movies, or Windows XP. The eyesore that is the Alaskan Way Viaduct still runs along the Seattle waterfront, not yet replaced by the eyesore that is... whatever they’ve replaced it with.

The world looks very different, and nowhere is it brighter than in Safeco Field. The Mariners are on a historic run that will ultimately culminate in 116 wins.