The first baseman seemed optimistic in an interview with 95.7 the Game, and he also told a horrific story.
I am the type of baseball fan who gets pretty invested in the guys who play the game and it’s pretty safe to say that there’s no ballplayer I’m more invested in than Brandon Belt. It’s not been a good season for BB9. First he got hit by a pitch that broke his hand and he missed eight weeks. I happened to be at his first game back and the next day, he hit a homer and I cheered super hard because yay Brandon was back. Then he got hit in the face with a baseball two weeks later. He missed two weeks with a concussion and again, I happened to be at his first game back and the next day, he hit a homer and I cheered super hard because yay Brandon was back. But, a week later, he was back on the DL because of concussion symptoms that just wouldn’t go away. Broken hands heal, he was back in the exact amount of time that was predicted. But hurt noggins, they’re weird and unpredictable. And it was a little harder to enjoy baseball knowing that Brandon wasn’t getting any better and might not be able to play again for a long time.
So, shorter version, I was just really happy to hear this interview. He sounds upbeat and optimistic, it sounds like going to see the specialist (which had seemed so ominous to us at first) was great as far as understanding what was going on and figuring out some ways to make it better and even though he still isn’t quite right, there’s a timetable and a plan and I mean, his main symptom is vision related yet he is driving a car while doing this interview.
Still sending extra good vibes to his noggin, so that he can get back to being Brandon. Sitting around waiting to be better is probably driving him nuts. If he is well enough to come back this season, that would be fantastic and if it takes a little longer, the most important thing is that he get well.