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News, 2007

JANUARY 2007
January 9, 2007
The results are in from this year's Baseball Hall of Fame voting. This was Albert's second time on the ballot and he received 19 votes, which was 3.5%. 409 votes were needed to be elected and 545 ballots were cast. Since Albert did not receive the 5% needed to remain on the ballot, he will no longer be on the ballot in future years. Here are the results:

Cal Ripken  537  98.5%
Tony Gwynn  532  97.6%
Rich Gossage  388  71.2%
Jim Rice  346  63.5%
Andre Dawson  309  56.7%
Bert Blyleven  260  47.7%
Lee Smith  217  39.8%
Jack Morris  202  37.1%
Mark McGwire  128  23.5%
Tommy John  125  22.9%
Steve Garvey  115  21.1%
Dave Concepcion  74  13.6%
Alan Trammell  73  13.4%
Dave Parker  62  11.4%
Don Mattingly  54  9.9%
Dale Murphy  50  9.2%
Harold Baines  29  5.3%
Orel Hershiser  24  4.4%
Albert Belle  19  3.5%
Paul O'Neill  12  2.2%
Bret Saberhagen  7  1.3%
Jose Canseco  6  1.1%
Tony Fernandez  4  0.7%
Dante Bichette  3  0.6%
Eric Davis  3  0.6%
Bobby Bonilla  2  0.4%
Ken Caminiti  2  0.4%
Jay Buhner  1  0.2%
Scott Brosius  0  0.0%
Wally Joyner  0  0.0%
Devon White  0  0.0%
Bobby Witt  0  0.0%

For more information, see the article on mlb.com.

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FEBRUARY 2007
February 26, 2007
Today I added a new fan story... Samuel Hill sent in his story and picture with Albert. Check it out in the fan experiences section.

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MARCH 2007
March 14, 2007
This is kind of short notice, but apparently Albert Belle will be making a rare appearance today in Chicago to talk about his hip resurfacing procedure that was done at the Neurologic and Orthopedic Institute. Here is the press release I read (they mess up his age though, it should say 40):

Rare Opportunity to Talk With Former Baseball Great Albert Belle About 'Hip Resurfacing'
Wednesday March 14, 10:52 am ET

CHICAGO, March 14 /PRNewswire/ --

Who:  Former Chicago White Sox outfielder Albert Belle, retired since 2000, will make a rare appearance in front of the media today following his hip resurfacing procedure at the Neurologic and Orthopedic Institute in Chicago. Belle, age 31, has experienced debilitating osteoarthritis in his hip, which impacted his pro baseball career and has prevented him from enjoying recreational activities.

What:  Dr. Mitchell Sheinkop of the Neurologic and Orthopedic Institute in Chicago, yesterday performed the new 'hip resurfacing' procedure on Mr. Belle as an alternative to hip replacement. He and Albert Belle will meet with the media to discuss the procedure, what it is and why it worked for Mr. Belle.

When:  Wednesday, March 14, 1:15 p.m.

Where:  3rd Floor Conference Room, Neurologic and Orthopedic Institute, 4550 N. Winchester Avenue, Chicago, 773-250-0500

Background: Hip resurfacing, which involves reshaping the head of the femur (bone in the upper leg) and capping it with a smooth metal ball, rather than sacrificing the bone, has a quicker recovery time than total hip replacement where the worn bone is cut away, a metal stem is placed inside the femur and the hip socket is replaced.

Mitchell Sheinkop, M.D., Director of Joint Replacement at the Neurologic and Orthopedic Institute of Chicago (Institute) has been using the procedure longer than most physicians in the country. He is presently the only physician using an intra-operative navigating technique in combination with the hip resurfacing procedures, which allows a surgeon better accuracy in placing the prosthesis in conjunction with a minimally invasive incision.

Baby boomers with hip pain who want to stay active in their later decades now have an alternative to hip replacement surgery without its inherent limitations. Hip resurfacing is offered to middle age people who have osteoarthritis in the hip and want to return to activities, such as biking, golf, hiking, skiing, swimming, fishing and tennis, which have been curtailed because of the pain.

Source: Neurologic and Orthopedic Institute of Chicago


March 16, 2007
Here are some recent articles about Albert's recent hip procedure.


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MAY 2007
May 10, 2007
So it has been about 8 years now since I started this site. I've had about 3 different layouts for the site over the years and they have all been Orioles themed, mostly because I began the site when Albert was an Oriole. Well, I wanted to change it up a bit this time and came up with the idea of having the user choose their layout. So now you'll notice there is an option to change the 'theme' you view the site in. I hope you enjoy it! I think it will only work if you have cookies enabled, because the site has to save a cookie for what theme you pick... the default is the Indians theme. Let me know what you think... sign the guestbook. Thanks for sticking with the site over the years :)

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AUGUST 2007
August 25, 2007
Happy birthday to Albert Belle today! =)

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