There are few figures more inspiring than TNT’s Craig Sager. The veteran broadcaster is fighting leukemia, but he still managed to cover NBA playoff games in between chemo treatments these last couple of months.
But Sager is staying active, even after basketball season. On Wednesday, he attended Wrigley Field to watch his Chicago Cubs play during “Conquer Cancer Day.” Sager was honored with the ceremonial first pitch.
Of course, no celebrity goes to Wrigley without singing “Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during the seventh-inning stretch.
It’s nice to see somebody actually knows the words.
Cancer survivor Jon Lester picked up the win for the Cubs, pitching a complete game with 10 strikeouts.
Sager will receive the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance at the ESPYs in July. Sager actually became close with Jimmy at the 1991 Pan American Games in Cuba. Valvano’s words from his famous ESPYs speech are definitely kicking around in the back of his head.
“Don’t give up … Don’t ever give up!”