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ROD MAR / THE SEATTLE TIMES
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Saturday, January 22, 2005

The ups and downs of Seattle's superfan

Lorin Sandretzky can be seen at almost any Seattle professional sports event. The self-proclaimed "Seattle's biggest sports fan," has a virtual shrine of Seattle sports memorabilia in his basement. After winning the lottery in 1997, a flesh-eating bacteria almost claimed his life along with his money in 1998.