Mariners Roundtable: Which M’s would make the best politicians?
Nick Lee – @NickLee51
All hail King Felix! But what about…Mr. President Felix? Felix Hernandez for President! Ignore the fact that he was born in Venezuela (there are a few people in politics who haven’t exactly been open about their origins anyway). You want a president who is confident, Felix has got it (see new hair-do). You want one who is a man of the people (see section 150 of Safeco Field when he takes the hill). You want a president who executes with perfection (see August 15, 2012). You want one with a track record of success (Felix has a Cy Young and 6 All-Star appearances). There is no better man for the job than the leader of the Seattle Mariners’ rotation and clubhouse, Felix Hernandez.
The running mate for President King Felix will be none other than the smooth, slick second baseman Robinson Cano. He is used to being in the spotlight and under a microscope (9 years as a New York Yankee). He may also thrive more on not having to be “the guy.” If the pressure can be taken off of him a bit (by being VP and not president), he will go far. That’s maybe why he was so good in New York and struggled a bit last year. He is still adjusting to being “the guy” on a team. Make no mistake, he will get the job done (6 All-Star appearances, over 2,000 hits). He is a guy you want when things are going south and people need some hope. He is so smooth like milk and honey you can’t help but feel good about life.
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