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.