King Felix running loose?
PEORIA, Ariz. — Psst, pay attention here. Because something is about to occur in the quiet Pacific Northwest that could — could — positively rock the baseball world this summer, shake the AL West and rattle the Cy Young cages.
The Seattle Mariners are about to remove the leash from The King.
And long live Felix Hernandez.
There are quotes about his conditioning, his desire to finish games, his desire to be “the man.” The King himself says he was fat last year. But the best quote is this one:
“He’s stupid young,” Bavasi says. “It’s ridiculous. That is so forgotten because he’s as big as a house, he’s sure of himself and he’s never done anything wrong.
“People look at him like Bob Gibson. But he was a child last year.”
Did Bavasi really say “stupid young”? I guess he did.