Bob Gibson - Cancer Diagnosis

#1
Former St. Louis Cardinal great, Bob Gibson, announced that he has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. He was a great competitor and terrific athlete. Let’s hope he has some of his fight left for his biggest challenge.
 

winkyduck

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#4
Pancreatic cancer is largely viewed as incurable.

The one-year survival rate is 20%, the five-year survival rate is 7%.

Bob Gibson is 83.
It is mostly incurable because it isn't discovered until it spreads to other parts of the body. They find it once it spreads to your bones and other internal organs.........and by that time it is too late to do anything to get rid of it. I have a friend who has this. NBA Official Greg Willard died of this. He was from O.C. and I attended his Funeral which was held on the day of the NCAA Hoops Title Game because the NBA told his wife (widow) it was the only day they would allow fellow NBA Officials to attend the "Ceremony" and 3 Refs were there.

Although Alex Trebek says his Cancer is in remission.
 

FairWarning

Bells Beer Connoisseur
#6
It is mostly incurable because it isn't discovered until it spreads to other parts of the body. They find it once it spreads to your bones and other internal organs.........and by that time it is too late to do anything to get rid of it. I have a friend who has this. NBA Official Greg Willard died of this. He was from O.C. and I attended his Funeral which was held on the day of the NCAA Hoops Title Game because the NBA told his wife (widow) it was the only day they would allow fellow NBA Officials to attend the "Ceremony" and 3 Refs were there.

Although Alex Trebek says his Cancer is in remission.
One of my customers just found out last month he has this cancer. Brutal.
 

winkyduck

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#7
One of my customers just found out last month he has this cancer. Brutal.
I am certain 150+ years from now kids will read history books and turn to their parents and say something like: "Mom and Dad, how come people back then (referring to a time period around now) were so primitive and let people die of Cancer?"

I am certain there will be cures for stuff like: Cancer, ALS, Dementia, Alzheimer's and more. It might be something like Polio, Chickn Pox, Measles and more where you get a vaccine when you are a kid and never have t worry about that ever again.

That will then bring up a different dilemma: Overpopulation.

It is sad to see an 8-year-old girl die of Cancer. But to maintain the population we need that. If this girl gets her Cancer cured and goes on to live until she is 90, that means she will most likely get married, have 2-3 kids, who knows how many grand kids and what would have been ZERO is now 8+ and to maintain the population that is a bad thing.
 
#8
The last time MLB made a major rule change for the Pitchers’ mound was 1969. The pitcher's mound was dropped five inches. No DH until 1973. Less teams. Had the turf at some stadiums. Gibson played 1959-75. When you would go to the stadium you always wanted to know who pitched cause pitchers went long in the game. No more. The game has too much offense IMO.
 

winkyduck

TYVM Morgan William!!!
#10
Game times averaged less than two-and-a-half hours in the decade of the '70's.

This season, games are averaging three hours and eight minutes, an all-time high.
Commercials

Very few games were televised when Gibson pitched. Today - practically every game is on TV. That 2+ minutes between every inning very quickly adds up. As does what seems like double digit pitching changes per game as opposed to very few when Gibson pitched
 

John Kelly

Born Gambler
Staff member
#11
Went to a White Sox game last season and I saw the "between innings clock" set at two minutes and five seconds.

I believe breaks are 20 seconds longer for nationally-televised games.

How long were commercial breaks in the 1970's?
 
#13
It is mostly incurable because it isn't discovered until it spreads to other parts of the body. They find it once it spreads to your bones and other internal organs.........and by that time it is too late to do anything to get rid of it. I have a friend who has this. NBA Official Greg Willard died of this. He was from O.C. and I attended his Funeral which was held on the day of the NCAA Hoops Title Game because the NBA told his wife (widow) it was the only day they would allow fellow NBA Officials to attend the "Ceremony" and 3 Refs were there.

Although Alex Trebek says his Cancer is in remission.
You are correct for the first time in history!!!!! My dad was fine,got a pain,6 weeks later he was dead,pancreatic cancer,spread to almost all his organs
 

winkyduck

TYVM Morgan William!!!
#14
You are correct for the first time in history!!!!! My dad was fine,got a pain,6 weeks later he was dead,pancreatic cancer,spread to almost all his organs
Nice first line. I'll take it

As for the part after that - sorry to hear that. But as you found out, it is so deadly because no one knows they have it until it spreads and by then it is far too late. One day they will find a cure for this but until they do Pancreatic Cancer is just brutal!
 
#16
I am certain 150+ years from now kids will read history books and turn to their parents and say something like: "Mom and Dad, how come people back then (referring to a time period around now) were so primitive and let people die of Cancer?"

I am certain there will be cures for stuff like: Cancer, ALS, Dementia, Alzheimer's and more. It might be something like Polio, Chickn Pox, Measles and more where you get a vaccine when you are a kid and never have t worry about that ever again.

That will then bring up a different dilemma: Overpopulation.

It is sad to see an 8-year-old girl die of Cancer. But to maintain the population we need that. If this girl gets her Cancer cured and goes on to live until she is 90, that means she will most likely get married, have 2-3 kids, who knows how many grand kids and what would have been ZERO is now 8+ and to maintain the population that is a bad thing.
Please explain why this 8 year old has to die of Cancer....what if she was your 8 year old daughter....never have I heard maintaining the population....
 

winkyduck

TYVM Morgan William!!!
#17
Please explain why this 8 year old has to die of Cancer....what if she was your 8 year old daughter....never have I heard maintaining the population....
IF he 8 y/o was a family member of mine....I would be CRUSHED!

For her family - it stinks

For Society as a whole - it is needed to maintain population control. I know we all recall her and her great story. When she died it was crushing but her dying helped keep the World Population under control for the next 40+ years
 
#18
Never forget what Tim McCarver said about a mound visit with Gibson!! He went to mound to talk to Gibson and Gibson told him to get back to where you come from! " the only thing you know about pitching is that you cant hit it"
 
#19
Never forget what Tim McCarver said about a mound visit with Gibson!! He went to mound to talk to Gibson and Gibson told him to get back to where you come from! " the only thing you know about pitching is that you cant hit it"
He had another good line, he said Gibson was a real lucky pitcher, when he pitched the other team score much.
 
#20
I am certain 150+ years from now kids will read history books and turn to their parents and say something like: "Mom and Dad, how come people back then (referring to a time period around now) were so primitive and let people die of Cancer?"

I am certain there will be cures for stuff like: Cancer, ALS, Dementia, Alzheimer's and more. It might be something like Polio, Chickn Pox, Measles and more where you get a vaccine when you are a kid and never have t worry about that ever again.

That will then bring up a different dilemma: Overpopulation.

It is sad to see an 8-year-old girl die of Cancer. But to maintain the population we need that. If this girl gets her Cancer cured and goes on to live until she is 90, that means she will most likely get married, have 2-3 kids, who knows how many grand kids and what would have been ZERO is now 8+ and to maintain the population that is a bad thing.
I think immunotherapy is on the right track
 

winkyduck

TYVM Morgan William!!!
#22
Hard to talk about superlatives. Fair to call Gibson one of the top 5 starting pitchers of L60 years?
Let's look at who else could be considered for this list (NOT saying they ARE on the list - just under consideration)

Greg Maddux
Steve Carlton
Sandy Koufax
Pedro Martinez
Don Drysdale
Randy Johnson
Nolan Ryan
Tom Seaver

Of the list above. I have to put on T5 in L60 years

Greg Maddux
Sandy Koufax

After that - I am "open" to any of the above or others
 
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