Mariners 'Rally Shoe' Is Now A Thing

The Seattle Mariners are in the playoffs for the first time since 2001 and started by beating the Toronto Blue Jays in the Wild Card round. Their secret weapon? The Rally Shoe.

What is the Rally Show, you ask?

The Mariners explained it on their Twitter account, but it's exactly what it sounds like.

Things were looking bad in Game 2 of the Mariners' Wild Card series when they found themselves down 8-1 in the sixth inning.

The inventor of the Rally Shoe — a guy named Ben — decided to put his shoe on his head. It's an odd move for sure but when it works the way the Rally Shoe did, who cares?

The Mariners ended up winning the game 10-9 and advanced to the ALDS.

As they mentioned in their tweet, that grungey shoe was signed by Ben and given to the team. It now resides in the Mariners' hall of fame.

Rally Shoe Guy Ben even signed the shoe. Who needs that Aaron Judge 62nd home run ball if you can have the Rally Shoe?

I'm sure you were wondering what kind of shoe the original Rally Shoe was. I'm pleased to report that it gets about as Seattle as you can get.

Like flannel shirts, fish markets, and Frasier-level Seattle-ness.

Of course, it was a Birkenstock. It had to be.

The Mariners will now face the Houston Astros with that series getting underway on Tuesday.

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Matt is a University of Central Florida graduate and a long-suffering Philadelphia Flyers fan living in Orlando, Florida. He can usually be heard playing guitar, shoe-horning obscure quotes from The Simpsons into conversations, or giving dissertations to captive audiences on why Iron Maiden is the greatest band of all time.