Thursday, December 6, 2018

10 Year Anniversary

 10 years ago...

...Mike Lowell was dealing with a torn hip labrum that caused him to miss most of the postseason.

2008 Bowman #121 Mike Lowell

...John Kruk was an analyst for Baseball Tonight on ESPN.

1990 Topps #469 John Kruk

...Scott Schoenweis was a successful reliever for the New York Mets.

2007 Upper Deck #828 Scott Schoenweis

... Chad Bettis was playing college baseball for Texas Tech University.

2016 Topps #149 Chad Bettis

... Jameson Taillon was a junior at The Woodlands High School (Texas).

2016 Topps Update - Wal-Mart Retail
Exclusive Rookies #W-8 Jameson Taillon

...Tyler Austin was a junior at Heritage High School in Conyers, Georgia

2017 Topps Gypsy Queen #83 Tyler Austin

10 years ago, on this day, I was in a hospital having a cancerous growth removed from my right testicle. 10 years ago today, I became a cancer survivor. In honor of my 10 year anniversary, I wanted to highlight a few players who are also testicular cancer survivors.

I was lucky. I caught it early enough to where I didn't need chemotherapy. Because of this, I encourage others to perform regular self examinations. Since most of my readership is male, that includes you. I'm providing information to help you learn what to check for. Do yourself a favor and read it. Check yourself. It doesn't take long to do, and it could save your life.


  1. Now that you are doing some hockey you need a Phil Kessel card, he is a survivor as well. Glad you're cancer free!

  2. Hell yeah! Congrats on 10 years of being a cancer survivor!

  3. Thank you for posting this psa, and congrats on beating cancer!