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Volume 24 No. 159
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Weekend Hot Reads....

The SEATTLE TIMES' Jerry Brewer writes superstar athletes were recently "an endangered species in the city." But now, "Seattle teams are well-stocked with superstars again. They're everywhere. You can get whiplash looking around at them."

The BOSTON GLOBE's Peter Abraham writes, "Baseball does not have a LeBron James or Peyton Manning, a player who is the face of the game. Or is that player now David Ortiz?" He has "ascended to the top of his sport with a combination of performance and personality that crosses lines of geography, fandom, age, and race."

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