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Lookout Landing Dec 2, 2014

Narratives be damned, the Mariners got their guy

I remember the very day my disdain for Nelson Cruz began. It was September 10th, 2010. It was a rainy Friday night, that miserable kind we get here in Seattle during the depressing transition from summer to winter. The roof was on, and the Mariners had lost seven in a row to slip to 36 games below .500. Still, Felix Hernandez was on the bump and someone had given me a free Terrace Club ticket. Felix wasn't as great as I've ever seen him that night, but he was quite good. Damn near good enough. Through seven, he'd struck out eight, walked none and was in the process of doing something very...

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