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Dave Duncan has a lot on his mind

Oct 18, 2011, 8:45 AM EDT

Dave Duncan, Jaime Garcia, Yadier Molina

We’ve touched on this before, but in case you were unaware, Cardinals pitching coach Dave Duncan missed a lot of time late in the season to be with his wife who underwent brain surgery for a tumor. Dave has been back for the playoffs, largely because his wife Jeanine’s insistence that he do so.

Today Mike Lopresti of USA Today has a story on all of that, including an interview with Dave and Jeanine’s son (and former major leaguer) Chris Duncan, who talks about how Dave is trying to balance baseball and family, and how each of them give him strength.

Duncan may very well be the best pitching coach of all time. But there has likely been no flaky lefty or over-powered, control-deficient righty who has posed the sort of challenge he and his family now face.  Good luck to him.

  1. foreverchipper10 - Oct 18, 2011 at 6:11 PM

    I am someone who either missed this the first time around or had the thought completely escape my brain. I hope Mrs. Duncan is doing well and she pulls through this. My best wishes go out to the Duncan family.

    And yes, he probably is the best pitching coach of all time.

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