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Aiming for the moon: Quirky Mariners closer having another fine season

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Informed that his manager labeled him a prankster, Fernando Rodney giggles and squeals.

Rodney, who often refers to himself by his surname, finds the thought of his hilarity hilarious.

This is how the Seattle Mariners closer operates. It’s really a 99-1 plan. Rodney is relaxed, jovial and somewhat odd in almost all aspects of his life. Then, for one percent of the time, he’s the hard-throwing, heart-pounding closer who leads the American League in saves.

At 37, Rodney is making…

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