LADY AT THE BAT: First A Brawl, Then Fatigue

Thursday, March 13, 2008

First A Brawl, Then Fatigue

In round two of Yankees vs. Rays yesterday we learned that Shelley Duncan likes to hit below the belt. We also learned that the Rays' Rocco Baldelli has some sort of medical condition that leaves him fatigued all the time.

Wow. If it's not one thing with Baldelli, it's another. One injury after another and now this thing that sounds like Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. They're not saying that he has it, but his comments make me think it. Actually, his comments make me think about an episode of The Golden Girls. Dorothy, Bea Arthur's character, complained for months of being run-down and fatigued. Every doctor she went to told her it was all in her head. Finally one doctor told her she had a relatively new condition called Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Baldelli's not retiring but he may have to after this season. The Rays will probably not pick up his option for the 2009 season. A career that looked so promising a few years ago might be on the verge of ending too soon.

The Lady

[Photo: Al Behman/AP]

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