No one who knows me would call me a sports fan, or anything remotely close to one. Ironic, we talked with two very well-known sports figures on WDAZ News @5 just this week: Ron Darling and Tim Green. We didn’t talk much about sports, though.
Ron Darling, a former New York Mets pitcher and Major League Baseball commentator, told us about a project very near to him called Moments That Matter.
Major League Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Gary Carter passed away in February of this year after a 10-month battle with an aggressive type of brain tumor called glioblastoma multiforme. In honor of his former New York Mets teammate and friend, Ron is partnering with leading neuro-oncologist, Dr. Andrew B. Lassman, to provide support and steps for patients, as well as their families and friends, to take if facing a brain tumor diagnosis. The initiative helps remind people touched by brain tumors that they are not alone.
Tim Green who played for the Atlanta Falcons is now a writer who told us about his latest book for young readers called Unstoppable.
Tim lives in Skaneateles in upstate New York. After our interview Tim wanted me to know we have something in common. Off-camera he said, “Hey, Terry, where I live it’s the only place that’s colder and snowier than where you live. It takes a lot of internal fortitude to get through our winters. Only the tough ones do it.”