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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

LEADING OFF: Smeltzer’s amazing story, Paxton vs Paddack

The inspiring story of Twins pitcher Devin Smeltzer is sure to spread following his dazzling debut in the big leagues.

Diagnosed with a grapefruit-sized cancerous tumor against his bladder when he was just 9 years old, Smeltzer wasn’t deterred in his goal to reach the majors. He made it Tuesday and pitched six shutout innings for Minnesota against Milwaukee at Target Field.

The lanky, 23-year-old lefty with a funky delivery gave up three hits, walked none and struck out seven. He got a no-decision in a game the Twins won.

“I know that tomorrow, between the lines, may not happen. It’s been told to me before, and I don’t take a day for granted out there,” he said later.

 

QLE Posted: May 29, 2019 at 05:35 AM | 0 comment(s)
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Tuesday, May 07, 2019

Mets broadcaster Ron Darling announces cancer diagnosis, hopes to return to booth in a month

Mets broadcaster Ron Darling has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer, he announced Monday. He released the following statement:

“After the removal of the mass on my chest along with further tests, I have been diagnosed with thyroid cancer. My doctors have said they are optimistic that the cancer is treatable and that I would be back on air talking baseball in the next month or so. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank everybody for their continued support.”

Best wishes for him and his loved ones.

 

QLE Posted: May 07, 2019 at 03:48 AM | 2 comment(s)
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