Some sad news today, but there appears to be reason for hope:
Reds third base coach Mark Berry told the team Sunday morning that he has been diagnosed with cancer, but expressed optimism that he will beat it.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I have cancer,Ã¢â‚¬Â Berry told reporters after the team meeting. Ã¢â‚¬Å“I know it sounds bad, the word cancer, but there are plenty of people in this clubhouse that have had it and I know people around the game who have beaten it. My sister had it and beat it. That part hasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t bothered me.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The cancer is on his tonsil and two lymph nodes.
Berry plans to stay with the team as they determine a course of treatment.
I hope the Nation will send him all your thoughts and prayers.