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Kobayashi to take part in Safeco Field Charity Chow Down

The Mariners will have a special guest on hand for the second annual Safeco Field Charity Hot Dog Chow Down before Wednesday's game: Mr. Kobayashi.

No, not competitive eater Takeru Kobayashi. This would be Nobuyuki Kobayashi, a reporter who covers the Mariners for Tokyo’s Daily Sports.

He'll compete against a variety of Seattle sports media personalities, including defending champ Kevin Shockey of Sportsradio 950 KJR. The winner will earn $1,000 for the charity of their choice.

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