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September 26, 2006
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It's not often that we get e-mail from reality-show contestants looking for an official newspaper endorsement.

But that's exactly what Rafael Siegel, who is vying for one of two host spots in a My58TV online talent contest, did recently. You may better know Siegel as Raffy, the guy at the River Cats games who does on-field emcee duties.

We can't tell you which person to vote for, but we can applaud Siegel (pictured) for his gumption. So far, Rafael has made it to the final six.
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Check out his bio and those of the others here.

Siegel, by the way, has done some reporting for rival Channel 31's "Good Day Sacramento" weekend show. Wonder what "Good Day's" producers think of one of their freelancers trying out in the most public of arenas for a job at another channel?

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