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Ben Broussard: "It makes me feel good."

Eric Wedge says that if the 2005 season were to start tomorrow, Ben Broussard would be his starting first baseman.<br><br> Sweeter words have never been heard by Broussard, a personable 28-year-old from Beaumont, Texas.<br><br> Of course, a lot can change between now and next spring -- when Wedge will kick off his third season as the Tribe's skipper and name his actual starting unit.<br>

But the realization that his manager is confident enough in his ability to at least tentatively name him as the starter is reason enough to make Broussard smile. "It makes me feel good, especially considering the start that I had this year," he said, reflecting back upon his terrible first two months that included an 0-for-27 slump in late May. Just as frustrating as the slump was the fact that...

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