July 11, 2013 | Vol. 117 -- No. 12

Raul Ibanez and the Seattle Mariners' search for success

Crunch Time

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First up is Mariner’s outfielder/designated hitter Raul Ibanez. It’s not what’s eating Raul, rather it’s what is Raul eating?

The guy’s 41-years-old and is on fire at the plate. Torrid. Sizzling. Are there any other heat-related words or metaphors I can use?

Seattle signed Ibanez to a one-year deal in December 2012, which at that time had some scratching their heads. I wonder where those people are today?

Ibanez’s solo home run in the fifth put Seattle up 3-2 over visiting Boston en route to an 11-4 win Monday night. It was his 22nd of the season, fifth in...

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