Archive: July 10th, 2013

Link: Tom Seaver, Fighting Lyme Disease, Prepares for First Pitch

Tom Seaver will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the All-Star game at Citi Field. Here’s a must-read article by Bill Madden of the New York Daily News about Seaver’s struggles with memory loss following his diagnosis of Stage 3 Lyme disease.

A year ago, on any given day, the mention of the Mets hosting the All-Star Game for the first time since 1964 might have easily drawn a blank look on Seaver’s face. Forget about not registering places and events, Seaver had trouble remembering names and faces of people he had known for years.

Even scarier was the fact that he didn’t know why — until finally, about six months ago, he went to see a doctor who, after administering a series of tests and scans, determined he did not have dementia, as Seaver had feared, but rather was suffering from Stage 3 Lyme disease.

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Mets Game 87: Win Over Giants

Mets 10 Giants 6

Mets continue to feast on the NL West. The Giants continue to reel.

Remember when it was a big deal for the Mets to be at .500? Well, now it’s a big deal that they’re less than ten games under .500 for the first time since June 1. That’s called “progress”!