It's true that there are many Felix Days over the course of a 162-game season, only a select few allow us to watch Hernandez swing a bat. He'll do just that Monday night against the Rockies at Coors Field -- generally considered the most hitter-friendly park in baseball.

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The Mariners have been less than stellar this year. At times, they’ve been downright unwatchable. But today is not one of those days, because today is a Felix Day.

It’s true that there are many Felix Days over the course of a 162-game season, only a select few allow us to watch Hernandez swing a bat. He’ll do just that Monday night against the Rockies at Coors Field — generally considered the most hitter-friendly park in baseball.

Hernandez, always entertaining on the mound, has been equally entertaining at the dish in his smattering of plate appearances over the years. He owns a pedestrian .118 batting average, with four hits in 34 at-bats, but it’s worth remembering that one of those hits was a grand slam against Johan Santana — the best pitcher in baseball at the time.

The Mariners entered that June day in August with the worst record in baseball, and in desperate need of a smile-worthy moment. Hernandez stepped to the plate for what would be his only at-bat of the season, got a 93-mph fastball high and away, closed his eyes and swung a baseball bat as hard as he possibly could. The ball sailed over the right field wall, Dave Niehaus summoned grandma to grab the rye bread and mustard and we all smiled.

Like 2008, the 2015 season might well be a lost cause. But it’s Felix Day, and on Felix Day, anything is possible.