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Saturday, April 04, 2015

College pitcher sacrifices his senior season to save a boy he’s never met | For The Win

Last October, when University of South Carolina Beaufort senior pitcher Jason Boulais had his cheek swabbed to enter the donor pool for the Be The Match bone marrow registry, he had a strange feeling that his name would come up one day.

“I told my dad about it, and we both just had a gut feeling I was going to be the one,” Boulais said to USCBathletics.com. “Reality kind of set in when I got the first phone call saying I might be a match.”

Boulais was a match, and after getting his blood tested, he found out that he was a young French boy’s best chance at survival.

By donating his bone marrow, however, Boulais ran the risk of missing the remainder of his senior season, which would mean the end of his baseball career.

He didn’t hesitate.

Jim Furtado Posted: April 04, 2015 at 05:39 PM | 12 comment(s)
  Beats: human interest story

Monday, March 23, 2015


Sunday, March 22, 2015

Red Sox prospect J.T. Watkins soldiering on - Sports - The Boston Globe

J.T. Watkins isn’t your typical minor leaguer.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 22, 2015 at 08:01 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: human interest story, red sox

Monday, February 16, 2015

The full meaning of signing a minor-league deal | FOX Sports

CJ Nitkowski talks about what a minor-league deal really means.

Jim Furtado Posted: February 16, 2015 at 11:59 AM | 20 comment(s)
  Beats: economics, human interest story, people

Friday, November 28, 2014

Whatever happened to Wendell Kim? The sad story

Alzheimer’s Disease is a crushing affliction. .

Wendell Kim, 64, a long-time major and minor league coach should be spending his days playing golf near his home in Arizona, like many others in his profession. He had a long career with the San Francisco Giants, Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, and several minor league clubs.

Instead he is in a silent world of his own—all by himself. The world of Alzheimer’s Disease. And—according to a friend of his—he’s not coming back.

Jim Furtado Posted: November 28, 2014 at 08:59 PM | 17 comment(s)
  Beats: human interest story, wendell kim

 

 

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