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Commentary: Utility player Willie Bloomquist has right approach for thankless job

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PEORIA, Ariz. — Willie Bloomquist isn’t a player who gets introduced at a news conference. He doesn’t have Jay Z rapping about him or trying to be his agent. He can’t even return home — as a much-improved player, mind you — without some Mariners fans mocking the move.

Such is the thankless life of the utility baseball player, a role that is always needed but rarely beloved.

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