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Hopefully For Albert Belle, There's a Stalking Hall Of Fame

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In what may be the least shocking news of the day, former star outfielder Albert Belle was arrested on Thursday, and is currently being held without bond on charges of stalking his ex-girlfriend.

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The AP reports aren't offering a lot of details at the moment. It just says that police took him into custody after his ex told police officers that he had been stalking her. I don't know if that means he was camped out outside of her apartment, if he tried to run her down like she was a trick-or-treater, or that he spent an hour trying to convince her that because he hit 50 homeruns and had 50 doubles in a year, that makes him a member of the 50/50 Club.

But no matter what he did, you'd have to assume that this will not help his chances of getting into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Right or wrong, hall voters are going to take into consideration things like hitting a fan in the chest with a baseball, using a corked bat, a DUI arrest, throwing a baseball at a photographer, and, his latest achievement, these allegations of stalking. That's a pretty impressive list, right there. That should get him into some kind of hall of fame.

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Former slugger Belle accused of stalking ex-girlfriend [SI.com]
Albert Belle Gambles [The 700 Level]

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