Sadly, I doubt any of us doesn’t know somebody who died of cancer. Or a family torn asunder by the terrible disease.
So tip whatever cap you’re wearing, even if it has an interlocking N and Y on it, to Boston’s Jon Lester. Diagnosed in 2006 with Non-Hodgkinâ€™s lymphoma, the 24-year-old threw a no-hitter tonight.
In hospitals from Maine to Arizona and everywhere in between, patients probably gained a little courage from watching Lester celebrate. Maybe they smiled or cheered his every pitch. Even the Yankees fans.
Sometimes it’s OK to root for the other team.