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Paulwny
09-30-2001, 10:22 AM
I didn't see this posted.

MARINERS IN SHOCK: The Seattle Mariners knew Carlos Guillen, Alex Rodriguez's able replacement as their starting shortstop, was sick. They just didn't know how sick.

"It is as big a shock to me as it is to you," Dr. Mitch Storey said after the team's medical staff diagnosed Guillen with pulmonary tuberculosis.

Because tuberculosis is a contagious disease that spreads through the air like the common cold, the Mariners players were concerned about their own health and the health of their children as well as the health of Guillen.

"Most of the guys are concerned about their kids," centre-fielder Mike Cameron said. "I don't want to tell my wife about it because she'll go ballistic. We all fly together and Carlos has been sick for a while."

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Pete Ward
09-30-2001, 11:11 AM
TB is like hearing about a 1950's type illness. I wonder how you get it?