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Felix the All-Star? He’ll get back to you ….

Post by Larry Larue / The News Tribune on July 1, 2012 at 1:13 pm with 6 Comments »
July 1, 2012 1:13 pm

It’s not that Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez has grown unappreciative of All-Star game recognitiion, though his reaction to the news when pitching coach Carl Willis called him this morning was typical Felix.

“Carl called me at 9 in the morning. I thought, ‘what is going on now?’” Hernandez said. “I picked it up and ‘Hello, you made the All-Star team.’ I said ‘Thank you. I’ll see you in two hours.’’ Then I went back to sleep.”

This will be Felix’s third All-Star game, and last year he didn’t pitch.

“I think this year I will be able to pitch and that’ll be awesome. The first time I was there I only threw seven pitches and it was so short,” he said.

Felix has two starts remaining before the All-Star game, and is 6-5 with a 3.09 earned run average in 16 starts. He’s worked 110 innings and struck out 114.

“I feel more comfortable because I’m now pitching pretty good,” Felix said. “ Before, I was not doing good. I’ve got to do better than this. That’s why I was so mad because I was not doing my job. Now I’m turning it back and my performance is good. I’ve got to keep it going.”

Which All-Star does he want to have his locker nexts to?

“Probably next to AdrianBeltre. That would be awesome,” Fdlix said of his former teammate. “ He probably wouldn’t like it.””

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  1. timeout says:

    An aside: Larry has a new book out. In case you didn’t hear him talking about it on pregame radio, you can read about it and order it here:

    http://www.amazon.com/Major-League-Encounters-Larry-LaRue/dp/0983787328

    And for anyone who wants to make smart remarks about the book, Larry’s bio points out that he was once a bouncer. I didn’t know that. Who knows what else you might learn if you read it?

    Anyway, there it is. Congrats, Larry; writing involves a lot of work, and finishing a writing project feels good. Hope you’ll do well with it.

  2. Bryan LaHair has been named an all star. I seriously want the entire Mariners front office fired.

  3. bbnate420 says:

    timeout, Larry was a bouncer 1,000 years ago. Is that supposed to scare anybody?

  4. timeout says:

    When you’re as old as I am, the very word “bouncer” is scary. One bounce and I’m toast.

  5. wabubba67 says:

    Yikes! Yes, Virginia, there is a book written by LaRue.

  6. bbnate420 says:

    Fair enough timeout.

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