Felix Hernandez Not Pleased He Didn’t Win Cy Young, According To Interview By His 5-Year-Old Son
So first of all, they're holding press conferences for Cy Young Award runners-up? If that's a thing, then you might as well let the 5-year-olds ask the questions.
Felix Hernandez lost in the Cy Young voting to Cleveland's Corey Kluber, angering Mariners Nation and precipitating this presser. Like many of us, Felix's son, Jeremy, got bored with the questions and decided to ask some of his own.
Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez's son picks up a reporter's voice recorder and interviews dad http://t.co/5cNNs2X05R
— Bokura no Ashiato (@bokuranoashiato) November 13, 2014
I haven't seen video of this so I can only imagine what the questions were:
* "Your thoughts on the allowance cap?"
* "Squidward: mean, or merely misunderstood?"
* "Please name your top 46 flavors of ice cream."
* "Can we go now? Can we go now? Can we go now? Followup: can we go now?"
Hernandez was a bit miffed on losing out after what was by most standards the best season of his career -- 15-6 with an AL-leading 2.14 ERA and 248 strikeouts over 236 innings. He also set a major league record by going 16 straight games of seven or more innings allowing two earned runs or less.
"I don't know what to say. That was tough," Hernandez said after finishing 10 points behind Cleveland's Corey Kluber in the voting. "A little disappointed. Just give me more motivation to work harder and harder and be better next year."
Kluber (18-9 with a 2.44 ERA and 269 strikeouts over 235 2/3 innings) received 17 first-place votes and 169 points. Hernandez got 13 first-place votes and 159 points.
— Kyung Song (@KyungMSong) November 13, 2014
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