Quick hit: Curt Schilling diagnosed with cancer

Yes, this is a New York Yankees site and yes, Curt Schilling was a member of a couple of teams that caused Yankee fans the most grief in the early to mid 2000s but today, we forget the rivalries and forget the ill will because this afternoon Schilling announced that he has been diagnosed with cancer.

“I’ve always believed life is about embracing the gifts and rising up to meet the challenges,” Schilling said in a statement released by ESPN. “We’ve been presented with another challenge, as I’ve recently been diagnosed with cancer.”

In December, Schilling signed a multi-year contract with ESPN and it was announced that he was to be part of the Sunday Night Baseball broadcasts this season. It is unclear whether or not this diagnosis will affect his work.

His wife Shonda is a cancer survivor, having fought against stage two melanoma back in 2001. Schilling hasn’t disclosed what type of cancer he is fighting but we extend our thoughts and best wishes to him and his family as they go through this tough time but knowing Curt Schilling, he’ll probably kick cancer’s ass.

Stacey is co-Editor-in-Chief of It's About The Money, co-host of the It's About The Money, Stupid podcast and is a monthly contributor to ESPN's SweetSpot Blog. She is a former contributor at Aerys Sports and High Heat Stats. She has contributed to group projects at Baseball: Past And Present and the Hall of Stats. Her work has appeared in USA Today's Sports Weekly and most recently, she wrote four pieces for Derek Jeter: Celebrating the Yankees' Captain Clutch, a magazine printed by i5 Publishing.

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