Originally posted on Oregon Sports News  |  Last updated 2/13/13
The pitchers and catchers of the Seattle Mariners reported to sunny Arizona yesterday. Felix Hernandez was tweeting pictures of himself in cars and planes on his way to the 70 degree weather, and fans were going crazy. Not only is he showing up to begin a new season, he’s beginning a new era - a 7-year era that comes after a Perfect Game (Felix got a contract extension until 2019!) It would be a good book to write, “Beyond Perfection.” Perhaps I will sink my teeth into that one. Familiar faces from last year uni-d up Tuesday, such as Tom Wilhelmson, Josh Kinney, youngsters Stephen Pryor and Carter Capps, Charlie Furbush, Lucas Luetge, and Oliver Perez. Along with Hernandez, the starting pitchers included Hisashi Iwakuma and a newly signed, prior Orioles pitcher—lefty Joe Saunders. This is very good news to my ears, as he replaces Vargas as the new starting southpaw. Rightfully making the playoffs, the Orioles were one of my favorite teams last year, along with Buck Showalter, a wonderful
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