Off the Wall: Felix’s ROY Chances

Jeff · August 26, 2005 at 2:35 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Word is that the Mariners have a highly regarded rookie pitcher who shares a first name with a once-famous cat.

Now, I’m just a simple man who enjoys working with hands, so I don’t know much about this “Felix” character. I don’t even know much about cats. Except that they are supposed to like sardines. I like sardines.

Apparently, someone else does know about Felix, someone who writes for something called the “Post-Intelligencer,” and whose name is “Derek.”

One time, I went to the sea lion caves. I fed the seals sardines. The sardines were wrapped in a newspaper. I don’t know if it was the Post-Intelligencer or not.

In this article, Derek covers Felix’s chances to win something called the “Rookie of the Year Award,” which are higher than you might think at first.

This linked article might not a novel, but it is a well-told story. I like my well-told stories with numbers, hold the sardines.


10 Responses to “Off the Wall: Felix’s ROY Chances”

  1. msb on August 26th, 2005 2:54 pm

    speaking of ‘the cat’– the Yankees have one Felix Escalona, an infielder that the NY papers have taken to calling Felix the Cat… weirdly, it turns out that the 1922 Yanks adopted the original Felix cartoon cat as their team mascot…

  2. Evan on August 26th, 2005 3:02 pm

    I still want to give RoY to Gustavo Chacin. He leads all rookies in VORP.

  3. Mike Snow on August 26th, 2005 3:10 pm

    Did the P-I run the column a day late to time it with Felix’s start, or have they changed their schedule for it?

  4. me on August 26th, 2005 3:19 pm

    That bear is hypnotizing.

  5. Bernard Aboba on August 26th, 2005 3:24 pm

    I have to say that talk of Felix as ROY makes me nervous, especially given Hargrove’s recent comments. How can we be so sensitive about “Doyle” and not worry that the Mariners will mis-manage one of the best pitchers they’ve had since Randy Johnson?

    BTW, it’s great to see our Blogmeisters increasingly getting into print. I went to the AquaSox game last night, open the program and find… several excellent articles by Derek and David. I spent so much time reading the pieces that I missed several key plays during the game. By “key” I don’t necessary mean “good”; this is “A” ball after all 🙂

  6. Everett on August 26th, 2005 3:31 pm

    Interesting. And at the bottom of the article, I learned that USS Mariner is an “authoritative blog,” whatever that means.

  7. Evan on August 26th, 2005 4:31 pm

    It means the blog has a really deep voice.

  8. Andren on August 26th, 2005 5:42 pm

    Hargrove better not screw this one up. This pitchcount thing is really beginning to irk me. I am pumped for tonight’s game and to think next week we might have an Felix-RJ matchup at Safeco. The Mariner massive has got to show up in numbers and cheer on Felix and heckle the big tater-serving Johnson.

  9. Graham on August 26th, 2005 7:12 pm

    Nice pickoff there.

  10. Graham on August 26th, 2005 7:12 pm

    Bah, wrong thread