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Growing up in the Ken Griffey Jr. era, it was hard not to be a Seattle Mariners fan. Griffey Jr. was and still remains my favorite baseball player of all time. He played the game hard, but always managed to have fun doing it. It's why I began to love the game of baseball myself. When he left Seattle after the 1999 season, Seattle was never the same. The Mariners had little to cheer about or
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
GOOD TO BE THE KING
Felix Hernandez was utterly dominant against the Rays on Wednesday, pitching the 21st perfect game of the modern baseball era.
An EPIC night!
Was there EVER a better post game interview in MLB in 2012? I’ll argue NOT. The Seattle Mariners, and Seattle are falling in love with their new outfielder.
“It’s hard not to!”
Eric Thames last night drove in the winning run for the Mariners in the bottom of the 9th inning against the Tampa Bay Rays.
It was the first career walk-off hit for him.
As Felix Hernandez completed his perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays on Wednesday afternoon, the Jackson Generals (Seattle Mariners' Double-A affiliate) watched on their stadium (Pringles Park) jumbotron during batting practice, and celebrated the Seattle ace's remarkable achievement. Oh, and Felix's brother Moises is a pitcher on the Generals, so it made the scene...
The Seattle Mariners have activated left-hander Charlie Furbush from the 15-day disabled list and optioned reliever Shawn Kelley to Triple-A Tacoma.
The team announced the moves Friday night before playing the Minnesota Twins.
Furbush had been on the DL since July 18 with a strained left triceps. He was hurt the previous day in Kansas City when he retired the only batter he faced...
I need to go pick some Lotto numbers!
I’ve lucked into calling two perfect games and a combined no-no in the 2012 MLB season. There was the April 21 perfecto thrown by the White Sox Philip Humber against the Mariners at Safeco Field, on Fox. Then there was the six-pitcher combined no-no thrown June 8th by the Mariners against the Dodgers, again, at Safeco Field.
The biggie was...
This season has not been one where Seattle Mariners and perfection have been used a lot in the same sentence. But today, Wednesday, August 15th, the Seattle Mariners joined the storied list of franchises that own a perfect game to their credit. Felix Hernandez showed why he is one of the best pitchers in baseball by throwing a perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays. This capped...
Mike Carp hit the DL, courtesy of the remarkable stretch he made below:
The Mariners called up Justin Smoak to take his place. Smoak is a known commodity and got sent down because he wasn't hitting all that well. I saw him in Tacoma a few times, and he did not look much better to me. He did not hit a home run in 82 AAA plate appearances. The biggest difference...
On Wednesday, Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez achieved baseball immortality when he set down all 27 Tampa Bay Rays batters he faced for a 1-0 masterpiece at Safeco Field. It was the 23rd perfect game in major league history and amazingly, the 3rd one this season. With the Mariners once again struggling this season, one [...]
Felix Hernandez plays for the Seattle Mariners. From a pitching perspective, that just about necessitates perfection. Hernandez leads the world in the unofficial stat of 1-0 complete game shutouts (three of his four shutouts this year have been 1-0, now two in his last three starts), and has also thrown one-, two-, and three-hitters this year as well. Felix has been just...
King for a Day, Perfect Forever
Felix Hernandez Throws a Perfect Game
Felix Hernandez completed the first perfect game in the history of the Seattle Mariners Wednesday. It is the 23rd in MLB history but what may be even more impressive is the fact he had to be perfect as his M's only scored one run. The lone run came on an RBI single off the bat of catcher...
As Felix Hernandez threw the first perfect game in Seattle Mariners history, Twitter decided to have another epic freak out and the most creative comment came from Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander:
Sadly, Justin Verlander is still not welcome in the Perfect Club:
If you live under a rock or in a really, really, really deep cave and missed the news that Felix threw the 23rd Perfect Game in MLB history than you need to tune into Root Sports NW at 3pm on Thursday to watch his historic outing in full.
[tab:Mariners] I will be writing this tab as a separate piece later today. Lets not kid ourselves outside Felix there wasn't much else...
Felix Hernandez threw a perfect game on Wednesday afternoon against the Rays, joining Mat Cain and Philip Humber as third pitcher to accomplish the feat this season.
Hernandez, a former CY Young winner and one of the best pitchers in the America League, struck out nine Rays whiel facing the minimum 27 batters.
Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon was tossed out in the seventh inning...
Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez made history Wednesday afternoon against the Tampa Bay Rays.“King Felix” tossed the 23rd perfect game in MLB history by recording 10 strikeouts on 113 pitches.Felix’s perfect game is the 3rd perfect game of the season along with Chicago’s Philip Humber and San Fransisco Giants’ Matt Cain. It is also the fifth no-hitter of the year...