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'Felixing' taking Seattle by storm

Mariners players show the Felixing pose at Safeco Field. (Image courtesy Seattle Mariners)
Last year "Tebowing" was en vogue. This week, "Felixing" has become fashionable.

Athletes, fans, and comedians across America copied Tim Tebow's kneel down pose as a salute to the Denver quarterback's accomplishments last year.

After Felix Hernandez tossed the first perfect no-hitter in Seattle Mariners baseball history, he raised both arms in the air and perched on his left leg.

On Saturday at Safeco Field, Hernandez's teammates Lucas Luetge, Tom Wilhelmsen, John Jaso, and Charlie Furbush struck a similar pose for a "Felixing" photo.

The phenomenon is also gaining some traction in the entertainment industry. Pearl Jam lead singer Eddie Vedder got into the action upon a recent visit to Safeco Field.

At CenturyLink Field, Seattle Sounders forward Fredy Montero scored a goal against the Vancouver Whitecaps, and he also did the "Felix."

Montero has been asked to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Safeco Field Tuesday night when King Felix makes his next Mariners start.

Tuesday will mark Felix's first start after completing the first perfect game in Mariners history.

The usual "King's Court" section in left field will be expanded to the "Supreme Court" for Tuesday's game. The first 34,000 fans entering the ballpark will receive a special bright yellow "King of Perfection" T-shirt and the commemorative "K" card will include a classic photo from the perfect game on the back side.

Tuesday's game can be heard beginning at 7:10 p.m. on 710 ESPN Seattle.

About the Author


Sports anchor, news reporter, emcee, and a man of many voices, Bill Swartz has been a jack-of-all trades during his career, especially at KIRO Radio and 710 ESPN Seattle since 2002.

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