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Kovacevic: Is Bell’s brain holding back his brawn?


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MILWAUKEE -- Miller Park's monolithic roof was open one afternoon over the weekend, allowing the sweltering midwestern humidity to pour through the place like boiling pea soup. On the field, a few hours before first pitch, a couple groundskeepers sprayed the grass, but otherwise the scene was barren.

But for Josh Bell and his book.

The Pirates' big first baseman had plopped himself onto the visiting dugout bench, all alone. His teammates all sheltered inside the infinitely cooler -- and noisier -- clubhouse, he'd evidently sought some peace and quiet to continue reading his paperback of Matthew Kelly's 'Resisting Happiness.'

Oh, really.

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