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Cubs Player Has Broken Heart

By Benjy Lipsman in News on Feb 26, 2008 3:55PM

2008_02_sports_derosa.jpgGiven that the team has gone a whole century without a World Series title, has repeatedly been bounced from the playoffs in quick fashion, and suffered some truly epic collapses (1969, 2003), surely there are countless Cubs fans with broken hearts.

So too, among players, apparently. Second baseman Mark DeRosa was hospitalized in Tuscon over the weekend after experiencing an irregular heartbeat. While not considered life threatening, DeRosa has returned to Chicago to meet with a specialist.

DeRosa may undergo an outpatient procedure that will correct his heart problem.

"A lot of people take medicine. I don't want to deal with that. I'm 32, I don't want to be on medication for the rest of my life if there's a procedure I can do. It's something I've been able to control without any help," said DeRosa on Monday.

If he has the procedure, he expects to be back on the field by next Monday. As for all the Cubs fans with broken hearts? Those are probably not so easily fixed.

AP Photo/David Zalubowski