MLB Players Took Time To Remember A Mets Coach

A baseball with MLB logo is seen at Citizens Bank Park before a game between the Washington Nationals and Philadelphia Phillies on June 28, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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One of the coolest things about the MLB All-Star Game every year is watching everybody, from players to managers, coaches, media, and even fans, holding a sign saying they “stand up for” a specific person who has cancer.

One of the deadliest, more unfair diseases known by the human being, nearly everybody has a family member or a close friend suffering its effects.

This year, as it always happens, everybody had their “I stand up for …” sign with a name on it.

A couple of All-Stars noted Wayne Kirby, the New York Mets’ first base coach.

Pete Alonso and Manny Machado were two of them.

“Mets first base coach Wayne Kirby underwent prostate cancer surgery in NY yesterday. He said it went well, he’s up walking and will return to baseball in 10 days. Both Pete Alonso and Manny Machado held up Stand Up to Cancer signs w/ Kirby’s name during the All Star Game,” The Athletic’s Britt Ghiroli tweeted.


Baseball Unites In The Fight Against Cancer

As mentioned before, all of us have lost a loved one to cancer or have someone close battling it.

Baltimore Orioles player Trey Mancini successfully beat stage three colon cancer in 2020, but had to miss the entire season that year.

He returned in 2021 and was very good with the bat.

The Mets, and his family of course, hope everything is okay with Kirby after surgery.

The Mets are obviously going to give him all the time he needs to make a full recovery.

It was nice for the players to keep his name on their minds in such a sensitive moment.

Every struggle is made easier when it is fought with the help and support from someone.

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