The enthusiasm that accompanies every young baseball season helped the Mariners attract some larger-than-usual crowds last week.
It was a welcomed reminder of what a filled Safeco Field feels like, given the team lately hasn’t been much of a draw. Fan interest and trust had eroded amid slashed payrolls and losing seasons.
And yet, despite those struggles, the Mariners today find themselves in the best financial shape of their 37-year history.
Their value keeps growing, while revenue skyrockets from new…