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"King Felix" Celebrates 19th Birthday in Style

Felix Hernandez (Photo/AP)

FRESNO, Calif. – After two hours of constant showers at Grizzlies Stadium prior to Friday night's Tacoma Rainiers game against Fresno, the skies started to clear and the sun began to shine. Minutes later, one of the brightest, most majestic rainbows anyone could ever imagine appeared in the distance, spanning from beyond the left field foul pole to the area beyond right-center field. It was a sign of things to come.

This rainbow wasn't a typical rainbow, and this night wasn't a normal night. It was Felix Hernandez's first start of the season, and it came smack-dab on his 19th birthday. The stars were aligning, and the rainbows were cooperating. The only bad news was the Rainiers bats weren't hitting. Hernandez, touted as the top pitching prospect in baseball, went on to pitch sensationally in his first... Recommended Stories

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