I suspect this one has to be attributed to anomalies in the ocean currents... its seems impossible that an entire year class could be this lost, about the only force of nature with that much wide-scale influence would be ocean currents leading the biomass astray? One can only hope.
BTW - I just tuned in just one minute ago, literally - just in time to watch Richie Sexon blast a first pitch, 9th inning grand slam to all but seal the deal for the M's in Toronto. Please Seattle, keep him in the grand plan for the team of the future, add some more ace pitching, hone the defense and we'll see what the rookies can do down the road.
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