This post is for my good friend Will who has faithfully stood by his Seattle Seahawks and Mariners through thick and thin (even though he sometimes wears a Cubbies hat).
I gotta be honest, when I saw the filthy, nasty stuff this guy threw last Wednesday against the Sox, I thought to myself, "I haven't seen a young guy throw a ball that fast with that much movement since Kerry Wood stormed into the league in (was it '98??). For the sake of the Mariners' nation, I hope that this is just a mild sprain or a sore tendon. If this guy has to go get Tommy John's you might as well paint "middle reliever" on his forehead.
Don't get me wrong...King Felix is filthy, and I actually like watching him pitch. Therefore, I really do want him to do well. But, the writing is in the wall, and you may one day look back on this day as the day the '07 season went to hell in a handbasket.
Is the King dead? Long live the King.