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Bellhorn Explained!!

Postby DieHardCubbie » Sat May 10, 2003 1:25 pm


The Cubs received good news this week when it was determined third baseman Mark Bellhorn--who has been hitting well below .200 for most of the year--was actually in a coma for the first month weeks of the season and is now progressing nicely.

After getting a triple in the season opener at New York, Bellhorn went into an 0-for-23 slump, which is much better explained by the announcement of his medical condition.

"We're glad to see he's recovering," Cubs manager Dusty Baker said, "but it would've been nice to know before I put him in the lineup."

After the opener, Bellhorn complained of shortness of breath and a constant pressure against his lungs. It was later found out that he slipped out of consciousness around April 3 and has remained that way for the last month.

"I guess I just choked on the starting job," Bellhorn said.

Nobody seemed to disagree with the diagnosis.

"I thought he just sucked," said longtime fan Larry Kramer. "In fact, I still think he sucks."

Bellhorn won the starting job with a breakout season last year, hitting 27 home runs while driving in 56. But nobody on the North Side thought he could reach those numbers again - especially without the benefit of a functioning brain.

"Was it a career year last season? Yes. Did anyone think I could do it again? No," Bellhorn said. "Do I deserve the money I'm earning right now? Probably not. Wait, what was my point again?"

God, Goddess, Great Spirit in the Sky, or whatever great being might be listening...PLEASE, PLEASE SEND US A STARTING THIRD BASEMAN!and maybe a World Series!..just asking
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Postby cwebb » Tue May 13, 2003 6:16 am

I only wish for a decent 3B, then reaching the World Series isn't a problem for the Cubbies...

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Postby Guest » Fri May 16, 2003 2:05 pm

I was in Chicago last weekend and my buddy and I kept asking why the heck Bellhorn was playing lead-off. No one had a good answer for it. Yeah I know Grudzy has been slumping but at least replace with somebody that has a halfway decent OBP thus far!

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