Guthrie would take Bieber Fever over pneumonia any day

April 15, 2011|By Matt Vensel

Orioles pitcher Jeremy Guthrie recently spent two nights in the hospital as he fought off a bout of pneumonia, which sidelined him for a start. Given the choice between pneumonia and Bieber Fever, a rare neurological disease spread by Canadian pop stars, Guthrie says he would take Bieber Fever any day.

That's right, Guthrie is a big fan of Justin Bieber. He has Tweeted about him at least three times since joining Twitter in late March, admitting in this Tweet that he has had Bieber Fever "since November 2009, one of the earliest reported cases!" There is also this Bieber Tweet and this other Bieber Tweet.

Then this week while making an appearance at the MLB Fan Cave when the Orioles were in New York, Guthrie was asked what was worse: getting pneumonia or watching Bieber's recent movie, "Never Say Never." You know where this is headed.

"Certainly, the pneumonia," Guthrie, who is 1-1 with a 0.64 ERA this season, said with pride. "The pneumonia had me down on the bed for two days. Bieber had me on my feet for two hours."

You can be sure I'm going to ask Guthrie about this when the Orioles are back in town. I need an explanation.

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