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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)
  Beats: cancer, ron darling

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Ron Darling: Lenny Dykstra made racist taunts to Red Sox in ‘86 World Series

Ron Darling has a story to tell about the 1986 World Series, and neither Boston Red Sox fans nor New York Mets fans will like it.

The former Mets pitcher recently published a new book titled, “108 Stitches: Loose Threads, Ripping Yarns, and the Darndest Characters from My Time in the Game,” that includes an ugly anecdote about teammate Lenny Dykstra’s actions during Game 3 of the ‘86 World Series between the Red Sox and Mets in Boston.

After taking the first two games of the series, the Red Sox started Dennis “Oil Can” Boyd in Game 3, and Dykstra led off in the top of the first inning. According to Darling, as Boyd was finishing his warmups, Dykstra yelled “ugliest piece of vitriol I’ve ever heard” in the pitcher’s direction.

Would that I could be surprised, would that I could.

 

QLE Posted: March 31, 2019 at 05:25 AM | 74 comment(s)
  Beats: lenny dykstra, mets, oil can boyd, red sox, ron darling

 

 

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