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Must-click link: Chris Duncan’s fight against cancer

Nov 30, 2012, 11:33 AM EDT

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Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch has a fantastic and, at turns, hopeful, touching and sad story up today about former Cardinals outfielder Chris Duncan’s battle with a brain tumor.

Strauss — who is the exact opposite of a sentimental writer, for good and for bad — is the perfect guy for this kind of story. There is emotion in it and, coming through his filter, you know it is genuine.  Highly recommended.

Human nature is such that we are always tempted to relate things to our own experiences. In this regard, I am reminded that I was on Duncan’s St. Louis radio show last year and had a wonderful time. Someone had told him about how my daughter decided that his brother Shelley was her favorite player, so we spent a long time talking about that. Not everyone likes hearing stories about someone else’s children, but Chris seemed genuinely tickled by it and loved the opportunity to take some good-natured shots at his brother.

Anyway, go read this story. And have some good thoughts for Chris Duncan.

  1. number42is1 - Nov 30, 2012 at 12:06 PM

    Kick its ass Chris!

  2. indaburg - Nov 30, 2012 at 12:16 PM

    Great story. Thanks for sharing. Positive thoughts going out to Chris and his family.

  3. bricktop02 - Nov 30, 2012 at 12:35 PM

    Good luck & god bless.

  4. blues1988 - Nov 30, 2012 at 1:06 PM

    tough times for the duncan family, crazy to think him and his mother are both going through the same thing w/ their brains. he’s such a good guy and love him on his talk show the fast lane. positive thoughts to him, his mother, and the rest of his family! great article too…

  5. kicksave1980 - Nov 30, 2012 at 2:07 PM

    For all the crap he took from a lot of Cardinals fans, I always liked the guy. He played hard and seemed like a good dude. Sending well wishes to the entire Duncan family, who seems to be cursed at the moment.

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