In JJO's ridiculous post yesterday, he incurred the wrath of Astros County. Now he's incurred the wrath and record-straightening arm of Alyson Footer.
JJO said, of Milo:
Count Dave Clark among the legions happy that the legendary Milo Hamilton, a four-time Hall of Famer who is fighting cancer, will land in New York tonight in anticipation of calling the Astros' weekend series at new Citi Field.
This is alarming, as nobody had heard of this. Footer had this to say tonight:
I'd like to take a quick moment to address Milo's health situation. He recently finished an eight-session treatment to regulate his white blood count, and he will meet with doctors next week to discuss how the treatments went and what's in store for his future. This is not a new development -- Milo has had a chronic form of leukemia since the mid 1970s and his recent treatment was necessitated because of his health history. As Milo explained to me a couple of months ago, this is to prolong his life, not to save it.
A recent blog stated simply that Milo has "cancer," with no explanation of the circumstances surrounding the disease. Technically, yes, it's cancer. But this is not a new thing, as Milo has spent the last 35 years living with his illness.
I hope this clears up any confusion that report may have caused.