That cheering you hear is myself with fellow fans of the Seattle Mariners, as they officially announced today a five-year contract extension for their 23-year-old ace pitcher Felix Hernandez. These images from my archive are from a start in King Felix’s rookie season in 2005. Making moves that could get them back on top of the AL West. Pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training in a couple weeks, and the boys of summer return to the field. More on the big-money contract for Hernandez here on the seattlepi.com and espn.com.

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