No relief in sight

From what I can gather, we have been spending about $3.5 billion dollars a year on over the counter heartburn relief. I think that tab is going to be considerably higher this year, given how little relief baseball bullpens have been giving embattled managers in the late innings of games, disasters that turn hair gray and stomachs sour.

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