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Braves Unable to Escape the Shadow of Mike Hampton

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I got a nice chuckle out of this article in the AJC this morning:

The Braves have filed a breach of contract lawsuit against the Hartford Life Insurance Company seeking $4.82 million for the time Mike Hampton was disabled last season. [...]

The insurance policy had an expiration date of Oct. 1, 2005. However, the suit contends there was a provision in the policy that if remain in effect if Hampton was “totally disabled” before the expiration date. Hampton missed the entire 2006 and 2007 seasons after two elbow surgeries. The suit contends the team received payments under the policy.

According to the court documents, Hartford Life contends that Hampton was not “totally disabled” before or during the 2008 season.

I love that term, "totally disabled." I think that should be Hampton's new nickname. Damn, I wish we would have thought of that two years ago.