Pitcher kicks cancer, throws shutout in return

Here’s your daily dose of sweetness:

Last night, Chad Bettis was the starting pitcher for the Colorado Rockies against Atlanta.

It was his first start since undergoing treatment with chemotherapy for testicular cancer.

After nine weeks of chemo, he fired 7 shutout innings.

“It crept in this morning, when I woke up, just thinking about everything that had happened, everything that my family and I had been through,” Bettis said. “I was holding back tears until the start.”

“[Kristina] doesn’t know how big of a facade I was putting on,” Bettis said. “As strong as I was trying to be, I was more leaning more on her and our families and my teammates and everybody that was lending support, whether it was via social media, letters, prayers, everything.”

  • Erik Petersen

    Fittingly, he got to throw out the ceremonial first ball as well I understand…

  • Gary F

    “If you keep picking on me I’m going to take my ball and go home”
    John Kruk, MLB All Star and Testicular cancer survivor.

    Bob’s pitching Friday stories on a Tuesday.

  • Erik Petersen

    What do you do with an elephant with 3 balls…… walk him and pitch to the giraffe.

  • Erik Petersen

    Ya know, Achilles got shot in the heel with an arrow, and we all remember him. Body part named after him and whatnot. His brother Testichilles suffered an arrow injury too, but no ever talks about that…