Nettles facing prostate cancer


Graig Nettles is battling prostate cancer, according to the New York Post. Nettles was diagnosed with the disease around Thanksgiving but put off surgery to come to Spring Training. He’ll go under the knife on April 8, and the Yankee community will be pulling for him.

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  • Whitey14

    Good luck to Graig. I always thought he never quite got his due. “BALLS” was one of the funnest baseball books I’ve ever read.

  • Manimal

    You could have just said Surgery, “Under the knive” made me cross my legs, lol.

  • Around The Majors

    I hope he makes a full recovery, good Luck to Nettles. Also hows Murcer been doing?

  • Bruno

    My heart goes out to Graig and his family.

  • dan

    That’s a big decision to put off surgery just to be at spring training

  • yanks man

    this jeter giving everyone herps

  • yanks man

    i heard that jessica abla got it from him what’s up with that

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  • pete

    another example of a mediocre player who was beloved by fans simply for being a yankee and playing in the playoffs. Probably not the right time to say something like that though…

    • Ben K.

      Then why did you say it?

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  • mustang

    Man got cancer….” Probably not the right time to say something like that though…” YOU THINK….

  • Realist

    Pete , mediocre?????????????? Maybe by today’s hgh , steroid , smaller parks and watered down talent standards………..but in no way “mediocre”.

    He did it with his glove and bat……..his glove won the th ’78 World Series.

    Good luck Graig!

  • pete

    overall he was fairly average offensively for a 3B even then, though i concede that he was a very good fielder. I just get really annoyed when people get mad at the yankees for losing and blame A-Rod and then say things like “if we still had nettles…” when A-Rod is better both offensively and defensively than nettles ever was.

  • Realist

    Lol , anyone who would take Craig over ARod is only wasting air….so I understand your comment ;-)