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Must-click link: Derrick Hall is kicking the living crap out of prostate cancer

Jan 31, 2012, 2:02 PM EDT

Derrick Hall

That’s not a medical diagnosis, of course. Diamondbacks’ CEO Derrick Hall is doing well. He had prostate cancer surgery a couple of months ago, is back at work and is working hard. Things are looking good.

But as this wonderful, occasionally tear-jerking but ultimately and profoundly uplifting article by Steve Henson at Yahoo! shows, no matter what his medical condition is, Hall’s attitude and approach to his job, his family and his life is about as healthy as it gets. It’s about a guy who, while absolutely entitled to some “why me?” moments, has apparently maintained the same winning demeanor he had before his diagnosis during and after it as well.

Read the stuff about him talking to his daughter. Read the stuff about D-backs fan Bob Ellmer.

Mercy, this is good stuff.

  1. paperlions - Jan 31, 2012 at 3:18 PM

    Wow. Just…

    Thanks for the link.

  2. hushbrother - Jan 31, 2012 at 9:52 PM

    Keep this man’s name in mind as a future successor to Bud Selig. Seriously.

  3. IdahoMariner - Feb 1, 2012 at 3:22 PM

    This made me want to move to Arizona and beg for a job in the d-backs organization. Didn’t think anything would make me want to move to Arizona, or to even follow a NL team.

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