Tom Terrific, a master on the mound

I have just read that Tom Seaver, one of the greatest pitchers of all time, is retiring from public life due to dementia. This disease has taken from us a seemingly ever increasing number recently, and it is a disease that exacts a terrible toll on the patient, the family and all those who love and respect the sufferer.

Dementia is infamous for robbing the patient of memory and then finally of life. It attacks the mind, the citadel of who we are, and Tom Seaver was something special indeed.

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