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News, 2004

JULY 2004
July 5, 2004
Vote for Albert Belle as one of the greatest Orioles of all time! http://baltimore.orioles.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/bal/fan_forum/ballot_top50.jsp.

AUGUST 2004
August 25, 2004
Happy 38th birthday to Albert Belle today! :)

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OCTOBER 2004
October 28, 2004
The voting for the 50 All-Time Favorite Orioles concluded, and sadly Albert did not make the list. You can check out an article about it here. Albert did however make Dayn Perry's Top 10 most frightening sports figures list. Check it out.

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DECEMBER 2004
December 28, 2004
A big thank you goes out to Carl from thome25.com for sending me an Albert Belle bat from the early 90's. Pic coming soon :)

In other news, I just got word from a Tom Hatfield that Albert will be appearing today on the "In the Box" show with Joey D from 4-4:15 Eastern Standard Time. You can here the show at www.thesportsking.com. If I get a chance to listen to it (this computer is being extremely slow), I will re-cap it later.

December 29, 2004
I only caught about half of Albert's appearance on the "In the Box" show with Joey D yesterday due to computer problems. From what I heard they talked about NFL football a lot (I don't know anything about football so I didn't know what they were talking about :). They talked some baseball. Albert was saying that players tend to focus more on money and contracts when they're younger and focus on wanting to join a winning team when they're older. He was asked about what a team to watch next season would be and he answered the Mets, because of their addition of Pedro Martinez.

Another topic that was brought up was the steroid issues in baseball. Albert basically said that players have been using them for years and it was a shame. He stated that he felt Bonds was still incredible, despite the steroids. His prediction was that as fewer players use steroids, home run numbers will start to get lower and there would be fewer people hitting for record numbers of home runs. Additionally, he acknowledged that pitchers also take steroids and aren't as targeted.

Lastly, Albert talked about his feelings about baseball in general. He said it was sad to see what has happened and that baseball should be turning more things into positives. In his opinion, Bud Selig has done a terrible job as a commissioner.

Well, that's theb best re-cap I could offer..it was good to hear from Albert.

Have a good new year everyone.. be safe!! See you in 2005.

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