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October 1, 2014 at 6:50 AM

Video: Mariners’ Tom Wilhelmsen shows off amazing dance moves

Mariners relievers had an incredible 2014 season, and Tom Wilhelmsen was a big part of the bullpen’s success. But Wilhelmsen, also known as The Bartender because of his job when he was out of baseball before being picked up by Seattle, has added to the legend and lore of this  group with some dance moves…

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September 27, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Mariners’ swoon, NFL bad behavior: Seattle Times readers sound off

Mariners Valiant effort, but not enough Being close only counts in horseshoes. It is a pity because the Seattle Mariner late-season run for the playoffs was a valiant, but courageous attempt that came up short. But, this season produced a winning team for the first time in five years, and the fans showed their support by flocking through…

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September 26, 2014 at 9:31 AM

Video: Ken Griffey Jr. , Richard Sherman in new Nike ad

Seattle’s past and present sports media darlings make appearances in a new Nike ad. Ken Griffey Jr., the former Mariners superstar, is shown at a diner counter reading a newspaper (not The Seattle Times) with a headline that touts Richard Sherman as “Seattle’s best athlete ever”. “Who’s this Richard Sherman,” he asks a kid sitting next to…

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September 25, 2014 at 11:45 AM

An inspiring son’s first race, a father’s plea: ‘Please don’t let him be last’

BY JON JOHANSEN Although my elementary-school-aged son is simultaneously blessed and cursed with a competitive streak, a brain injury causes his body to betray him. And so I found Michael, on a hot afternoon recently, struggling to keep up with his cross-country teammates. Though MJ pumped his arms, he fell farther and farther behind. I hauled my…

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September 23, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Fantasy football confession: The real reason I can’t stop playing

BY SCOTT HANSON, SEATTLE TIMES STAFF It started 27 years ago, before the Internet and cellphones, and certainly long before fantasy football was big as it is now. They were a bunch of guys who worked at Hughes Aircraft in Southern California, mostly engineers, and 16 of them decided to start a fantasy football league, the HFL. It…

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