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John Hirschbeck joined Mikey Adams and Joe Castiglione. John is an MLB umpire who was diagnosed with a form of testicular cancer described as treatable by Dr. Stephen Jones of the Cleveland Clinic, causing Hirschbeck, who had missed the entire 2008 season following back surgery, to miss the remainder of the 2009 season as well. After the tumor was removed via orchidectomy, the cancer was given a 10 percent chance of recurrence, and Hirschbeck returned for the 2010 season. After working a reduced schedule in 2011 due to back pain, Hirschbeck's cancer returned and he missed the 2012 MLB season. His last contest before returning to umpiring's disabled list was Game 162 of the 2011 regular season between the Boston Red Sox and Baltimore Orioles. In August 2012, Hirschbeck advised he was again cancer-free and made plans to returned in 2013.
Dino is back from vacation and he catches up on all the stories he missed while he was away.
months after it's first appearance following the bombings). "I just thought it was a takeoff on the Live Strong ( Lance Armstrong 's foundation)," Clough said. "But more me, this was my dad's thing. To me it was more family and personal
retirement. No doubt, don't question, move on. Ray Lewis is a great guy, Kobe Bryant is a great guy again, just as Lance Armstrong was until he wasn't (though he probably will be again if he sits down for enough interviews with enough sympathetic
Martin story. And if you're anything like me, you read Borges on Belichick or Broussard on LeBron or Rick Reilly on Lance Armstrong or Coulter or Sharpton and just roll your eyes and try and find someone with something resembling perspective. This
collarbone-breaking grab. Below it is the word “Livestrong,” the signature motto of seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong . That was meant to be Westmoreland’s only tattoo. “I said, I’m never getting a tattoo again unless something really serious
a Pete Carroll-coached NFL team is getting worse as a season goes on? How can that be? The guy is friends with Lance Armstrong and Alyssa Milano - how can his team lose five of seven and give up 40 points last week to a 49ers team that hasn't
couple with Boston connections. Aaron Hernandez ‘s murder charge is the top story of the year. That’s followed by Lance Armstrong ‘s confession and Oscar Pistorius ‘ dead girlfriend. The Dolphins’ bullying scandal and “A-Rod vs
former head of the International Cycling Union denied Lance Armstrong ‘s claim that he helped engineer a coverup of the cyclist ..... television network: “Since when do people believe Lance Armstrong ?” ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Nov. 20, 1958
Valentine insisted. “If there were, Mr. Levine can come up with a photograph.” • Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong returned his Olympic bronze medal Thursday, after having his third-place finish vacated by the International Olympic
the list: Little League cheater Danny Almonte , disgraced NBA referee Tim Donaghy , Alex Rodriguez and, at No. 1, Lance Armstrong . ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Aug. 2, 1923, Harry Frazee ‘s controversial tenure as Red
could have the worst fallout from the report. “If he gets suspended, if this is proven, to me, he becomes the Lance Armstrong of baseball,” Olney said. “Because we have heard a lot of players, we heard about players that have used performance-enhancing