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Michael Young spins web of success

Business-as-usual approach of Rangers' leader contagious for teammates

Updated: September 29, 2011, 10:42 AM ET
By Richard Durrett | ESPNDallas.com

ARLINGTON, Texas -- It took only a week or so of spring training for Mike Napoli to gravitate toward Michael Young.

The 34-year-old Young has that kind of impact. He's a leader without shouting; a hard worker without complaining. He's as reliable as 100-degree weather in August in Texas. And he's always willing to help teammates who seek him out.

"I had a sports hate for some of the guys on the team, playing for the Angels, but he wasn't one of those," said Napoli, the catcher ...

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