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Old 08-10-2005, 09:02 AM
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Jesus & the 98 MPH fastball!

Ok baseball fans of the Northwest has the new great one arrived in Mariners land? Since the kid was 16 years old the entire baseball world has been telling us Felix Hernandez will be the second coming of you know who. At 19 and the youngest pitcher to start in years he has not disapointed at all. One earned run in his first 13 innings but that's not important yet. Did you see his comand of all three of his pitches? From a 97 MPH fast ball with real movement then to a 82 MPH change up that really had the batters swinging before the ball got half way to the plate. Then the curve that not one batter in the twins line up came close to making contact with.
I realize things will get tougher for him as teams get to play against him and the scouting reports come in. But do you get the feeling this kid will just continue to take his game a notch higher every time he needs too.
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Old 08-10-2005, 09:32 AM
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We have something to look forward to every 5th game. "Felix the phenom" is very impressive. I hope his success continues and the Mariners can build a pitching staff around him.
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Old 08-10-2005, 09:47 AM
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He looks a bit heavy for a 19 year old athelete and that little stumble fielding the groundball gave me pause. But wow what a curve ball and like you say that change is going to keep the Chiropractors busy trying to realign the opponets broken backs.
He looks like the second coming of someone. I am too young to have many recolections of Satchel Paige, but hey he's just a kid and he probably likes to eat fried food a bit too much to comped with the Satch man.
Theres new grass on the field here we go again
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Old 08-10-2005, 10:54 AM
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He is 6 foot 3 inches and a hundred and seventy pounds. I wish I could be 170 even at 5'10". I think he's got the baby face blues. I hope he don't turn into a sandwich eater like a lot of baseball players do. I had the same fear about the fast food and Felix last night while trying to get to sleep. All I could picture was this big mean pitcher in a few years who could not keep his lower jersey buttons buttoned like that reliever that pitched for Texas and Boston a few years back.

Anyway we Mariner fans are about as paranoid as Red Soxs fans used to be. But the truth of the matter is this kid Felix is skinney and has the lines and ease of Mario Rivera except he is a starter.
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Old 08-10-2005, 11:22 AM
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Ok baseball fans of the Northwest has the new great one arrived in Mariners land? Since the kid was 16 years old the entire baseball world has been telling us Felix Hernandez will be the second coming of you know who.
SNIP
I was going to head down to the safe last night but decided not to at the last minute. I always listen on the radio but last night I actually watched him pitch on the TV. Looked sharp. I thought his fielding looked pretty sharp too.

Certainly beats flogging 70degree temperature, record low flows for nearly non-existent steelhead.

-tony

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Old 08-10-2005, 11:36 AM
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Great news for the M's! I only got to read about it but the excitement was felt just the same for the Safeco faithful of which I still am.

I just hope they don't trade him away too... unless you want to send him to Fenway I have grown a split allegience.
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Old 08-10-2005, 02:50 PM
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SNIP... I have grown a split allegience.
Me too. I'm for the M's and whoever is playing the NYY.

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Old 08-10-2005, 04:34 PM
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Hey Tony - I think you share the "split" part with 90% of the nation's baseball fans. If I can't watch the Mariners win, the next best thing is watching the Yanks loose. Specially in the Post Season.
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I too am a born again Yankee basher. On the subject of the "Kids" weight all things being equal I am gonna say 220 pounds is the bare minimum he could weigh. I know the roster has him at 170 But hey I weighed 170 when I passed through Mare Island on my way home from Nam and I looked like a rack of bones and was still 3" shorter than Felix. I think I heard Rick Rizz say he weighed 220 and Valle had him at the roster weight of "170" so hey a debate about weight! Very apropo for a fishing forum!!
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Old 08-11-2005, 05:12 PM
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I think I heard Rick Rizz say he weighed 220 and Valle had him at the roster weight of "170" so hey a debate about weight! Very apropo for a fishing forum!!
I heard noise to that effect too. Deciding who to bet on between Rizzs & Valle is a no-brainer.

The important thing is that he looked sharp... but there is no way on earth that dude weighs anywhere close to 170. For sure he's well over 2 bills.

Apropos if fishing is slow.

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Old 08-11-2005, 10:20 PM
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I'm 6'3", and while not exactly skin and bones, I ain't exactly carrying around any extra weight, either, and I weigh about 195...but one of my fishing partners is 6'2", and is packing about 155...but he is obviously very skinny.

I'd say Felix has got to be at least two bills, probably closer to 210 or 215.

Hey, OC, if Felix can have half the career that Clemens has had, he can get as fat as he wants, and I'll take it!!

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Old 08-12-2005, 10:29 AM
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Intersting article in the paper comparing his first home start to Ken Cloude's first home start. Anyone remember Ken Cloude?

For what it's worth, to borrow from Lloyd Benson, "I remember Ken Cloude, I saw Ken Cloude pitch and Felix Hernandez is no Ken Cloude"
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This kid's for REAL... very impressive again last night.
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Old 08-16-2005, 08:31 AM
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19 years old and throws a curve ball over the corner of the plate on a 3 and 2 count. He is eighter young and dum or the real thing, only time will tell. Wait to you get a chance to watch him. 1st ining fast ball 97, 2nd 98, 3rd 97, 4th 98 and the same through 8 inings. Started to mix it up by the 5th ining with more curves and a wicked change up at 82 mph and honestly the only way you could tell it was not a fast ball was the batter was around before the ball was half way to the plate or the ball hit the very end of the bat. there had to be 3 broken bats from change ups last night from the 5th ining on. We will see as the lousy season goes on. Looking forward to seeing the yanks in town I think at the end of the month.
When there are not many fish around at least we have Felix.
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OC - I just watched the video summary on mariners.org that shows him fanning 11 batters, and although I did not have the benefit of taking in 8 innings it's easy to see that this boy has complete command of the situation. Now just don't trade him away (unless he comes to the bosox).
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