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Heartburn, Not Heart Disease

After learning that second baseman Marcus Giles has heartburn, not heart disease as diagnosed by a Philadelphia ER doc, Braves general manager John Schuerholz was understandably relieved.

Asked about the disparity between a heart-valve problem and acid reflux, Schuerholz said, “I didn’t go to medical school, but it sounds like a big difference.”


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James Joyner is the publisher of Outside the Beltway, an associate professor of security studies at the Marine Corps Command and Staff College, and a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. He earned a PhD in political science from The University of Alabama. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter.


  1. Hey, they both have the term ‘heart’ in them.

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