The Seattle Mariner's Felix Hernandez captured the Cy Young Award today, receiving 21 first-place votes and 167 ballot points. It's the bright light that the team needed, after a dismal season and the recent death of Hall of Fame broadcaster Dave Niehaus. Well deserved, in my opinion.
"It is a very emotional day for me," said Hernandez in a statement released by the Mariners. "I'm very proud that I was able to accomplish this not only for myself, but for my family, my country and my team. I don't have the words to describe the way I feel."
Way to go, Felix !