SEATTLE -- Mariners ace Felix Hernandez is accustomed to his own cheering section at Safeco Field. Dubbed the "King's Court," the fans resemble soccer supporters with constant chants and choreographed cheers. With the club turning back the clock to 1955 on Saturday, Hernandez's special section got a little facelift.
Instead of just the normal one section, "King's Court" expanded to four for Saturday's game against the Angels, with approximately 1,700 fans donning special red shirts, instead of the normal yellow ones.
"It's awesome, it's a great feeling," Hernandez said of King's Court. "When you're on the mound and there's two strikes and they start yelling, 'K, K, K,' it's unbelievable."
Hernandez, who leads the Majors with five starts of at least eight innings without allowing more than one run, said he loved the improvements for Saturday contest.