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Quote of the Day: How Albert Belle mellowed

Feb 29, 2012, 11:03 AM EDT

Albert Belle, Kenny Lofton, Carlos Baerga

Still struck by that pic of Albert Belle from yesterday. Guy used to be absolutely intimidating and now he looks like someone’s jolly uncle. Time takes its toll.

As do little girls.  Because here’s what Albert has to say about the retired life:

“I’m a stay-at-home dad,” said Belle. “I’m Mr. Mom. My wife and I have four girls. I waited until I was done playing to get married and settle down and start a family.”

Sounds like retirement has treated Albert kindly.  Well, apart from the stalking thing.

  1. ezthinking - Feb 29, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    Kids will change your life, especially daughters. Good for Albert.

  2. bobwsc - Feb 29, 2012 at 11:25 AM

    it looks like Belle nailed Lofton with the “pull my finger” joke.

  3. heynerdlinger - Feb 29, 2012 at 11:27 AM

    Where’s Vizquel? Did Baerga eat him?

    • rooney24 - Feb 29, 2012 at 11:35 AM

      In camp trying to earn a roster spot. I believe with the Blue Jays.

      • cur68 - Feb 29, 2012 at 11:51 AM

        Yep. Omar’s there to show the younguns’ he still got game.

    • AlohaMrHand - Feb 29, 2012 at 11:44 AM

      He’s currently dodging another Jose Mesa beanball.

  4. yodougmurphy - Feb 29, 2012 at 11:44 AM

    He’s not fat, those are just Belle curves.

  5. ta192 - Feb 29, 2012 at 1:16 PM

    The man could HIT!

  6. deathmonkey41 - Feb 29, 2012 at 1:16 PM

    ” I waited until I was done playing to get married and settle down and start a family”

    If a psychopath like Belle can figure that out- why don’t these other idiots who get married and then cheat on their wives in every city they go to? Just one more reason to admire Derek “The Flip Caught Giambi” Jeter.

  7. raven410 - Feb 29, 2012 at 1:45 PM

    I miss the Albert Belle/Big Hurt era of domination.

  8. cheston410 - Feb 29, 2012 at 3:49 PM

    “How Albert Belle mellowed” Thats what happens when you stop taking steroids….

  9. dickclydesdale - Mar 1, 2012 at 1:41 AM

    Call him JOOOOOEY and i bet he missles a baseball straight at your chest.

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