Source: Seattle Times
The sight will resonate forever in Mariners history — Felix Hernandez's ecstatic embrace of catcher John Jaso after completing his perfect game Wednesday.
Hernandez was effusive in his praise of Jaso afterward, saying that he basically just threw whatever the catcher called. It helped, of course, no matter what finger Jaso put down, the resulting pitch was explosive. But Hernandez said his trust in Jaso's strategic acumen allows him to concentrate fully on pitching.
"He caught an unbelievable game. Once again," Hernandez said. "Good thing I followed him."
While most of the focus now is rightly on Hernandez and his masterful outing, Jaso's stature has been on a slow but steady rise since he was virtually invisible in spring training, and rooted to the bench early in the season.
And when it comes to Mariners history, Jaso wants to be part of it for a long time. Count him as one of their happiest campers since arriving in a November trade with the same Tampa Bay Rays ballclub that Hernandez dominated.
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