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Topic - Albert Belle
I had written, if I say so myself, a wonderful obituary in June. I got all kinds of kudos from people about how I had written about the heartfelt end of a 36-year newspaper career. "I'm not a newspaper man anymore," I wrote. Well, never mind.
The hair and beard are mostly gray. The scowl is gone, a smile in its place.
With only three games remaining before the NFL season wraps up (no, the Pro Bowl doesn't count), baseball will take the stage shortly, when spring training begins just ahead of March Madness. We still don't know if Prince Fielder will be among the Washington Nationals reporting to Viera, Fla., but at least pitcher Gio Gonzalez will be settling in for a while.
Being the other Roy on the Philadelphia Phillies' staff of aces is just fine with Roy Oswalt.
They're coming armed with lingering anger from an emotional summer breakup. They're going to yell and scream and vent at someone who did them wrong. It's the Akron kid they watched grow up, the one they loved, the one who restored hope ... only to rip their hearts out.