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You remember the story of high school varsity baseball player John Challis’s courageous battle with cancer and his base hit in a game. Great stuff. Since you’re an informed citizen of the universe, you also might remember when blogger David Pinto was fined one dollar by calling the Tampa Bay Rays the “Devil Rays,” their old name. Now what would happen if the two stories were to, well, collide?
BUGS AND CRANKS hooks video evidence of Erin Andrews reporting about the Rays inviting Challis to the Rays-Pirates game and meeting the team. During that memorable visit, Challis spoke at a press conference and slipped up, referring to the “Devil Rays,” a team that DOESN’T EXIST BECAUSE THEY CHANGED COLORS AND ARE GOOD NOW GGGGRAAAAAAAH. And yes, John Challis, the teenage boy with cancer, was fined one dollar for saying “Devil Rays.” Read more…
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John Challis’ heart-wrenching but inspiring story is getting the national recognition it deserves. (Yes, even the Worldwide Leader is now on it.)
As the cancer-stricken high school baseball player keeps fighting against his terminal disease, he got to enjoy one more special evening - by meeting a couple of Pittsburgh’s biggest sports stars (with video after the jump).
John Challis has cancer. The 18-year-old baseball player from Freedom H.S. in Pennsylvania has been battling the disease for the past two years. Sadly, the cancer has spread throughout his body. Doctors have told him he may have as little as two months left to live.
But despite his tragic circumstances, Challis wanted the chance to step up to the plate one more time. And as Mike White of the PITTSBURGH POST- GAZETTE reports, John was able to experience a special moment not just for himself, but for his friends, teammates & family.