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Saturday, September 28, 2019

Hail to the King

It’s such a funny thing, fandom. It houses within it theft; we make symbols of human beings, transfigure persons so as to serve the function of a satisfyingly smooth stone we transfer from pants pocket to pants pocket. We carry them around with our memories and sadness, spirit them into our bits of kindness paid and received. The special ones, the ones who stick with us, who become our guys, are both magical and not so dissimilar from the restaurant where we paused and realized we were in love, or the couch where we sat and learned that our grandma was sick, the familiar street corner in our hometown where we first thought, I need to go away for a while, and go see things. They become guideposts, markers in our memories for both what they are on the field, and who we were.

Baldrick Posted: September 28, 2019 at 09:09 AM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: fandom, felix hernandez, king felix

Thursday, September 26, 2019

King Felix set for what is likely final start with Mariners

SEATTLE (AP) — He arrived as a scraggly teenager with an ill-fitting uniform and curly hair billowing out from underneath his often crooked cap.

He’ll leave as one of the finest players to ever put on a Seattle Mariners uniform after a career worthy of the “King Felix” nickname that was bestowed upon him.

Felix Hernandez will make his final start of the season Thursday night when the Mariners host the Oakland Athletics. It’s an important game for the A’s in their quest to earn a wild-card berth in the American League. But what happens with the A’s will be secondary in Seattle to what happens on the mound, with No. 34 likely taking the ball for the Mariners for the final time.

A career that began in 2005 when he was a fresh-faced 19-year-old with all the promise in the world is expected to come to an end, at least as far as Seattle is concerned. Hernandez’s contract with the Mariners expires after the season and both sides seem ready to go their own way.

Some thought on a player in the twilight of his career.

QLE Posted: September 26, 2019 at 01:11 AM | 32 comment(s)
  Beats: felix hernandez, mariners

Monday, September 09, 2019

Astros hang 21 runs on Mariners

The Astros polished off a four-game series sweep of the Mariners with a 21-1 drubbing on Sunday afternoon in Houston. It’s the Astros’ 16th win in their last 20 games.

Yordan Álvarez provided the most offense, racking up three doubles and six RBI. He was one of seven Astros with multiple hits on the day. Jake Marisnick and George Springer homered while Abraham Toro doubled twice.

In terms of “embarrassing showings by once-great pitchers in the twilight of their careers”, would we rate Felix Hernandez’s performance as better or worse than giving up a grand slam to Pete LaCock?

 

QLE Posted: September 09, 2019 at 04:50 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: astros, felix hernandez

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Mariners manager: Hernández to rejoin rotation this weekend

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Pitcher Félix Hernández will rejoin the Seattle Mariners’ starting rotation this weekend.

Manager Scott Servais made the announcement Tuesday.

Hernandez has missed three months with right shoulder stiffness. He pitched 3-plus innings Monday night for Triple-A Tacoma in his fourth rehab appearance, giving up one run on four hits and three walks while striking out five.

For of all sad words of tongue or pen,
The saddest are these: “It might have been!”

-John Greenleaf Whittier

 

 

QLE Posted: August 21, 2019 at 04:23 AM | 27 comment(s)
  Beats: felix hernandez, mariners

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Felix being tested for further injury after setback

32? 33 going on 50.

Manager Scott Servais said the 32-year-old was getting an MRI exam on Tuesday after being evaluated on Monday by the Mariners’ doctors. He threw 31 pitches in 2 1/3 innings in his first rehab outing for Triple-A Tacoma on Friday in San Antonio, but he had hoped to build up to 50-60 pitches in that start.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 18, 2019 at 10:06 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: felix hernandez, mariners

 

 

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