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This combination made from file photos shows Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez, left, and St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright. Hernandez will start Tuesday night's All-Star game for the American League and Wainwright will open for the National League. (AP Photo)
Question: Do you plan to watch any part of Major League Baseball's All-Star game Tuesday?
In this 2010 file photo, Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez is kicked in the head by catcher Rob Johnson after the two chased a bunt from Baltimore’s Cesar Izturis in the fifth inning. Hernandez finished the game. Johnson is no longer with the club. But King Felix, the reigning American League Cy Young winner, will be on the mound tonight in Oakland as the M's open their 2011 season against the Athletics. Here's hoping that the Mariners don't suffer another pratfall this season as they did last year.
In this May 18 file photo shows Seattle Mariners’ Felix Hernandez in action against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game, in Oakland, Calif. Hernandez was chosen AL Cy Young Award winner today by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Seattle P-I story here. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Question: Is it right for a Cy Young winner to come from a last place team like the Seattle Mariners? Shouldn’t the award be given to someone who helped his team to the postseason?