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Felix & Macklemore #ChangeTheGame

Felix Hernandez and Macklemore joined with Highland Middle School students to send the message that “together we can #ChangeTheGame.”

Felix Hernandez and Macklemore joined with Highland Middle School students to send the message that “together we can #ChangeTheGame.”

Mariners ace pitcher Felix Hernandez and Grammy-winning recording artist Macklemore teamed up at Safeco Field to surprise a group of students from Bellevue’s Highland Middle School and launch an anti-bullying campaign.

The students gathered at the ballpark for what they thought was a public service announcement taping with the Mariner Moose. The students were in for more than a little surprise when the Moose was suddenly recast with the two Seattle superstars.

Felix and Macklemore are two individuals who are not afraid to stand up, stand out and celebrate their individuality. In the PSA, they ask students to “be kind, stay positive, and support each other,” and to sign an anti-bullying pledge. The PSA ends with the line, “Together, we can change the game.” The 30-second PSA will be distributed to radio and TV stations throughout Western Washington.

“Everyone deserves to feel safe at their school. I hope kids will hear our message and treat each other with respect and kindness,” said Hernandez.

“It’s an honor to be working with the Mariners and Felix Hernandez to help spread a message of individuality to our area schools. We hope to encourage our youth to feel free to be themselves and to take care of each other along the way,” said Macklemore.

The campaign also consists of an education component for Seattle-area middle schools with posters and activity guides for teachers, as well as online resources at mariners.com/changethegame to provide students, teachers and parents tools to help address the issue of bullying in schools. Parents can help their children complete the activities and take the anti-bullying pledge to be entered into a contest to meet Hernandez and Macklemore prior to the Seattle Mariners vs. New York Yankees game on Thursday, June 12, which is Macklemore Bobblehead Night at Safeco Field.

Mariners Magazine & 2014 Yearbook

The first edition of Mariners Magazine (Volume 25, Issue 1) featuring Robinson Cano is now available for purchase throughout Safeco Field and at any of the five Mariners Team Stores. You can also subscribe to Mariners Magazine and have it delivered to your home.

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The 2014 edition of the Mariners Yearbook featuring cover boys Felix Hernandez and Robinson Cano has also been published and is available at Safeco Field and Mariners Team Stores.

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Be sure to pick up your copies of both publications, as well as the 2014 Information Guide, starting at tonight’s home opener vs. the Angels.

Mariners Mondays – Back-to-back Felix Gems and an Offensive Outburst

Two of Felix's starts from the 2013 season will be featured in tonight's edition of Mariners Monday.

Two of Felix’s starts from the 2013 season will be featured in tonight’s edition of Mariners Monday.

Tonight on Mariners Mondays on ROOT SPORTS Felix and the Mariners bats dominate the Red Sox and the Angels.

In back-to-back starts in early July, Felix Hernandez was his usual excellent self. On July 8, against Boston, he held the Red Sox to two runs and six hits over seven innings, struck out six and maintained his 2.69 ERA, the second lowest in the league (just behind Hisashi Iwakuma). He also got an assist from the Mariners bats, pounding out 15 hits in the 11-4 victory.

Five days later, with the Los Angeles Angels in town, Felix was back in fine form throwing eight shutout innings. Justin Smoak led the offense with four RBI, including a three-run homer off Jered Weaver. The final score, 6-0, gave Felix his 10th win of the season.

Mariners Mondays airs tonight, February 17, beginning at 7:30 pm, right after Mariners All-Access. Mariners Mondays episodes air weekly on ROOT SPORTS during the offseason and Spring Training, building to the March 31 season opener against the Los Angeles Angels.

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Vote #FelixHernandez for #FaceofMLB

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Felix Hernandez is up against Phillies second baseman Chase Utley in the latest round of the MLB Network Face of MLB Challenge. Mariners fans have until 5 am PT/8 am ET to tweet or retweet #FelixHernandez and #FaceofMLB.

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Here are some statistics that back up why we think Felix is the Face of MLB…

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And his bio that will run in the 2014 Mariners Information Guide that gives you almost every statistic you could possibly imagine:

King Felix Advances in #FaceofMLB Challenge

Thank you to all fans who tweeted and retweeted #FelixHernandez in MLB Network’s Round 1 Face of MLB Challenge between Mariners ace Felix Hernandez and Pirates MVP outfielder Andrew McCutchen. Mariners fans staged a great comeback to win the social media competition and advance Felix to the next round.

There were a lot of great tweets from fans supporting Felix and why we consider him the Face of MLB, both on and off the field.

Stay tuned for the next round of #FaceofMLB!

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Vote for Felix Hernandez as #FaceofMLB

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Mariners ace Felix Hernandez is up against Pirates MVP outfielder Andrew McCutchen in the first round of MLB Network’s Face of MLB challenge. Be sure to include #FelixHernandez and #FaceofMLB in all of your tweets today. Every tweet and RT counts if it has those hashtags.

Mariners Mondays – Milestone Wins for King Felix

Relive two of King Felix's best performances from the 2013 season tonight on Mariners Monday on ROOT Sports.

Relive two of King Felix’s best performances from the 2013 season tonight on Mariners Monday on ROOT Sports.

Mariners Mondays on ROOT SPORTS get started next week with a look back at two 2013 milestone wins for Mariners ace Felix Hernandez—an outstanding performance vs. Oakland on Opening Night, and his 100th career win against the Astros.

Last year’s season opener (at Oakland) on April 1, was another impressive performance for Felix, even by his high standards. He pitched 7 2/3 scoreless innings, striking out eight, and retiring the first 10 batters in order. Franklin Gutierrez produced all the offense the Mariners needed with a two-run single in the 5th, giving the Mariners a 2-0 win over the A’s.

A couple of starts later, Felix was on the mound in Houston for what would be his 100th career win. Felix pitched six scoreless innings and the Mariners offense backed him up with three home runs for the 7-1 win over the Astros. On that night, April 22, 2013, Felix joined Jamie Moyer and Randy Johnson as the only pitchers to reach 100 wins with the Mariners.

The first Mariners Mondays episode airs tonight on ROOT SPORTS beginning at 7:30 pm, right after Mariners All Access, which goes behind the scenes with manager Lloyd McClendon.

Mariners Mondays episodes will air on ROOT SPORTS for 12 weeks during the offseason and Spring Training, building to the March 31 season opener against the Los Angeles Angels.

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100 Days Until Opening Day

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Believe it or not, 100 days from now the Mariners will open the 2014 season against the Los Angeles Angels in Anaheim on March 31, 2014. Felix Hernandez is 4-0 with a 1.33 ERA (7 ER, 47.1 IP) in 6 career Opening Day starts. March 31 can’t get here soon enough!

A Loyal Courtship – Felix Hernandez

In today’s edition of USA Today, Felix Hernandez is featured in a nice article about his relationship with the City of Seattle and his loyalty to the Seattle Mariners. Felix will make his next start tomorrow vs. the Minnesota Twins, so come on out and be part of The King’s Court!

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New York Times Features Felix Hernandez

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Felix Hernandez will face off against fellow Cy Young Award winner CC Sabathia tonight at Yankee Stadium (4:05 pm PT/7:05 pm ET). Felix has been fabulous in five career starts at the new Yankee Stadium, going 4-1 with a 1.31 ERA and a pair of 2-hit shutouts. Greg Bishop, a former writer for the Seattle Times, wrote a nice feature on Felix for this morning’s edition of  The New York Times.

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