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Byline: Maria Gonzalez
Sep. 2--When the first issue of Persona magazine hits stores in King County this week, the cover will show Seattle Mariners pitcher Joel Pineiro dressed as though he's stepping out on a date instead of stepping out of the dugout.
Creators of the new lifestyle magazine wanted to capture Pineiro the regular guy, not the baseball star. In the issue, Pineiro -- who turns 25 this month -- talks about his path to being famous, his approach to life and his hobbies outside of baseball.
Besides the Pineiro interview, Persona's first issue covers a variety of topics, from recipes for cooking Paraguayan food to a look at unemployment in the Northwest.
Persona is filled with a mix of stories on …