Okay, so he's not the best businessman in the world. He still doesn't deserve this.

Former Boston Red Sox ace Curt Schilling has been diagnosed with cancer, as he recently told ESPN . Schilling currently works at ESPN as a baseball analyst. In a statement, the ex-pitcher said:

" I've always believed life is about embracing the gifts and rising up to meet the challenges. We've been presented with another challenge, as I've recently been diagnosed with cancer. "

His wife Shonda is a cancer survivor, so he'll have some successful strength on his side. As for Schilling, he suffered a heart attack in 2011 and required surgery, and his health has been questionable since. The stress of the 38 Studios debacle probably didn't help matters, unfortunately.

Schilling added:

"Shonda and I want to send a sincere thank you and our appreciation to those who have called and sent prayers, and we ask that if you are so inclined, to keep the Schilling family in your prayers."

38 Studios went bankrupt last year and Schilling has been involved in a heated legal battle with the state of Rhode Island. Right now, they're considering a settlement that may end matters, but that pales in comparison to Schilling's diagnosis. Here's hoping he beats it!

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Underdog15
Underdog15
6 years ago

Most position players need to be in extremely good shape. Also, Schilling played largely during the steroid era when the game was about power. Now, the game is about athleticism. Take a look at all MLB rosters. You'll find the majority of guys are in excellent shape.

Additionally, he was a pitcher. All you need is to be able to throw the ball really hard and with movement and accuracy. It's not like he has to run marathons or make diving catches. Heck… he played in the American League… he didn't even have to bat!

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
6 years ago

Slow news day? 🙂

Seriously though, he's had cancer before so I'm not surprised.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
6 years ago

A cloud of poop follows this man.

cLoudou
cLoudou
6 years ago

Hopefully he does better in the Meth game…

FatherSun
FatherSun
6 years ago

Cancer is a Monster that must be stopped. It took away my sister on January 12th 2014. I pray that he can defeat this dark disease.

Underdog15
Underdog15
6 years ago

Terribly sorry for your loss. 🙁