Of course I dislike the Yankees like any intelligent person, but to root for a team within the Mariner division seems weird to me too. I guess at the end of the day, I do not like the Yankees so my decision has been made for me.
The one true downside of this and to show how crappy the Mariner history has become. If the Rangers make it to the World Series, the Mariners will be the only AL team to not appear in the series. Ugh, sad stat.