This just in

DMZ · May 20, 2007 at 12:01 am · Filed Under Mariners 

Today is Felix Day.


24 Responses to “This just in”

  1. Sparhawk2k on May 20th, 2007 3:12 am


  2. David* on May 20th, 2007 3:13 am

    Starting early huh?

    FELIX! WOO FELIX! WOOOOOOOOOOOOO! We gotta take the series from the hated Padres!

  3. Ed on May 20th, 2007 4:08 am

    I’m setting my alarm clock.

  4. Mike G. on May 20th, 2007 4:24 am

    I’m really looking forward to this start. Last week I didn’t expect much (which is why I didn’t start him in my fantasy league). This start I expect the real return of the King.
    We have a team that suffers from severe schizophrenia. We never know which line-up is going to show up: Flailing away and looking appaling or flailing away and getting lucky. On the other side of the ball you might as well flip a coin.
    With Felix (if he’s truly healthy) on the hill we have a lot more to be hopeful for. Good offense + good Felix = W (duh). Bad offense + good Felix = W.Even Good offense with bad (for) Felix will likely = W.
    Felix Day is the one day out of five you have to like the M’s odds.

  5. Russ on May 20th, 2007 7:11 am

    The chirp of the birds seems just a litle cheerier today.

    Coincidence? I think not!

  6. phil333 on May 20th, 2007 8:29 am

    Watch the offense go back to sleep and we lose 2-0.

  7. davepaisley on May 20th, 2007 8:36 am

    Felix navidad!

  8. msb on May 20th, 2007 8:48 am

    Cumpleanos Felix!

  9. lylepdx on May 20th, 2007 8:51 am

    yeah, but is the ignitor starting again?

  10. bakomariner on May 20th, 2007 8:54 am

    i hope big ben starts somewhere…

  11. Joe Bag o' Doughnuts on May 20th, 2007 9:04 am

    You just know Felix is going to kick it up a notch against our hated interleague rivals.

  12. dw on May 20th, 2007 9:36 am

    Since this may be the last Felix Day and I promised it, here’s the Felix/Tek Jansen theme song filk:

    King Felix, Mariners pitcher
    Facing the future with fastballs!
    Striking out batters,
    Grounding out batters,
    Sometimes striking, then grounding out batters!
    King Felix, wearer of long pants,
    Throwing the curveball of danger!
    Foiling his enemy, Will Carroll
    And those affiliated with the Will Carroll Gang!

    Felix, tell me your game dreams
    Put down your 89 MPH curveball with hard sink
    And love me through the night!
    King Felix, Mariners hero,
    Super awesome spectacular uber-guy!
    Scourge of the AL East
    Friend of Dave Cameron
    Neutral to the Mets!
    King Felix…
    …aaaand Weaver, replacement level
    gettin’ in trouble, pitchin’ real crappy,
    guaranteed to make you wretch!
    Weaver! And his friend…
    King Felix, thrower of freedom
    Whose exciting pitching would sell millions of tickets!
    It is the future!
    You are our hero!
    FELIX: “Soy el rey Felix”
    Felix! Yeaaaaahhhh!

  13. Phoenician Todd on May 20th, 2007 9:44 am

    Not sure why this would be the last Felix day, but I’m excited since this is the 3rd Felix day I get to attend in person. As stated above, I didn’t expect much on Tuesday, but today should be a real testament to how he is doing.

  14. Sports on a Schtick on May 20th, 2007 9:56 am

    Wow. That was some good news to wake up to.

  15. Slooz on May 20th, 2007 10:10 am

    I was listening to Will Carroll this morning on ESPN radio. He is convinced that Felix’s arm motion virtually guarantees he will be injured in the very near future. I have never heard this kind of declaration of injury certainty before – is he nuts, or is there something very violent and strange about the way Felix throws?

  16. Dave on May 20th, 2007 10:17 am

    There’s no reason to care what Will Carroll thinks about anything.

  17. smb on May 20th, 2007 10:42 am

    I’m sure Carroll would say the same thing about Lincecum, Willis, or anyone else who doesn’t throw exactly like Jason Davis.

    Anyone who watches a pitcher throw a tough slider and then says, “Ooooh, this guy’s arm motion virtually guarantees he’ll have an arm injury,” isn’t providing insight. Carroll can kiss my pasty winter ass.

    Happy Felix Day!

  18. AuburnM on May 20th, 2007 11:59 am

    Today’s lineup?

    Is Felix on a lower-than-normal pitch limit today?

  19. AuburnM on May 20th, 2007 12:08 pm

    Baker makes some really good points today. All stuff I am sure you guys would agree with:

    “One thing I’ve noticed since coming over here last September is that the Mariners use their bench a whole lot less than most teams in the majors. I mean, it would be hard not to notice.

    There were times last week when I wondered why the Mariners had even bothered making the Jason Ellison deal. I mean, Ben Broussard already plays less than the average Ellisons of the world and if anything, I’d be looking for ways to work him into games more.

    At this stage, I’d rather have kept Rey Ordonez to spell Yuniesky Bertancourt at shortstop a little more. Betancourt is not the same guy I saw in the field at the end of last season. He makes spectacular plays, but he’s also missed quite a few more than would have seemed routine — in his class at least — at the end of 2006. Glad he got a night off. He’s been hitting for more power and he certainly bulked up in the off-season. Wonder if that’s had anything to do with it. Still a fine shortstop, but should not be playing seven games a week. Maybe five.

    Bottom line, the Mariners have too many consecutive days coming up and they will have to start employing the backups more often. I wouldn’t mind seeing Richie Sexson sit two days a week if it means he’ll hit .262 instead of .162. We’ll see how this little experiment plays out in the short term. Just keep in mind, most teams do it this way.

    The Mariners will need to keep that offense consistent since the first place Angels have figured out how to score runs.”

  20. scraps on May 20th, 2007 12:09 pm

    My memory is that our resident pitching coach, em, also thinks that Will Carroll is full of shit about Felix, and had some specific refutations to Carroll’s complaints about Felix’s motion, but I don’t remember what thread or when.

  21. Russ on May 20th, 2007 12:41 pm

    There’s no reason to care what Will Carroll thinks about anything.

    Seriously…a little warning please.

    I really did laugh coffee out of my nose at that.

  22. phil333 on May 20th, 2007 12:45 pm

    That’s an interesting point about Betancourt adding muscle = work defense. A-Rod says he put on a lot of muscle before last season and he didn’t feel as smooth in the field. He reduced his mucle before this season and says he feels a lot more comfortable in the field.

  23. Ralph Malph on May 20th, 2007 12:47 pm

    Ken Rosenthal on FoxSports about Hargrove:

    He was a leading candidate to be the first manager fired, but if the Mariners build on their strong start, he could be a leading candidate for A.L. Manager of the Year.

  24. smb on May 20th, 2007 12:51 pm

    “He was a leading candidate to be the first manager fired, but if the Mariners build on their strong start, he could be a leading candidate for A.L. Manager of the Year.”

    “Seriously…a little warning please.

    I really did laugh coffee out of my nose at that.”


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