Sad news out of the sports world today: An MRI shows that Gary Carter, 57, a 19-year baseball veteran and National Hall of Famer, has new brain tumors, after being treated for four small brain tumors last year. If you haven't heard of Carter, he was one of the best catchers in Major League Baseball, playing mostly for the Montreal Expos and New York Mets.
Not only was he elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame, he's in the New York Mets Hall of Fame, as well as the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame (bet you didn't know there were so many?). His number, 8, was retired by the Expos in 2003.
To say this guy had an amazing career playing baseball is an understatement. But his battle with cancer, unfortunately, has not gone as well as everyone had hoped. It goes to show how cancer, even despite all the recent advances, can have devastating effects on anyone, from relatives to actors to sports stars.