1981 World Series. It was Game 1 and I still remember the marijuana smell in the right field Mezzanine section where we sat. It was the Yankees vs. Dodgers and I just remember there was an anger in the air. Yankee fans wanted to win it big time.
I remember 2 names, Ron Cey and Steve Garvey. They were Gods in Los Angeles at the time and I always appreciated their ability to play the game as a fan. Garvey had a great career, a 10 time all star and was a 1974 MVP in the National League.
Now comes word he's battling prostate cancer. According to ESPN.com, HERE:
"Steve Garvey underwent surgery for prostate cancer in October, the former National League MVP said Friday.
'This past fall, I was thrown a nasty curve and battled prostate cancer,' Garvey said in a statement. 'I decided on a radical prostectomy operation at UCLA and, through God's grace, it went well. I will continue to monitor my progress, but will now dedicate a significant amount of time and resources to prostate awareness.'"
I personally know many people that have gone through prostate cancer and the surgery and it's a scary thing. Say what you will about baseball and the "enemy" and battling teams to win it all. Cancer is scary as hell. Garvey's a human being and he's fighting for his life... say a prayer, that's all I'm saying.
Get well soon Steve.
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