This picture was taken at the Mariners team hotel in Cleveland about a week ago. The picture is the Mariner’s ace and 20 year old Phenom, Felix Hernandez. The children he was with are my two cousins, Joe and Maria. Reports that we gathered, are that King Felix couldn’t have been a nicer guy, being very approachable and offering to pose for more than one picture with the kids. On the other hand, in a surprise to us here at Diamond Hoggers, Ichiro Suzuki was the biggest dickhead on the planet, refusing all pictures, and autograph requests, and generally pawning it all off on the fact that he doesn’t speak english.
We hope King Felix keeps up this cool attitude, and his success on the field. He’s good for baseball, and he clearly knows, baseball is all about kids.