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    Vern Ruhle Has Cancer

    Horrible news. Sure hope he can fight this.

    Thursday, March 02, 2006
    Ruhle diagnosed with cancer

    LAKELAND -- Reds pitching coach Vern Ruhle has been diagnosed with cancer, the team announced this morning.

    Ruhle, 55, will remain with the team as much as possible as he begins treatments.

    "Vern is the pitching coach," said general manager Wayne Krivsky.

    His illness was discovered during routine physicals given to all members of the coaching staff when spring training began. Ruhle missed Monday's workout for a follow-up appointment with his doctor.

    At Ruhle's request, the Reds would not specify the type of cancer. Ruhle is expected to be in Lakeland by game time today. He spent the morning at the complex in Sarasota watching Reds pitchers throw side sessions.

    The team released a statement from Ruhle that read as follows:

    "I want to express my sincere thanks to the Reds organization and medical team for all their support during this time. My doctors feel that they've caught this at an early stage and it is very treatable. I am prepared to follow their direction and do whatever it takes to overcome this disease. In the meantime, I am keeping a very positive attitude.

    "I plan to maintain a presence in spring training, but there will be times when I am away from the team for a few days as I receive treatment. Once again, I want to thank everyone for their support."

    Krivsky and manager Jerry Narron said bullpen coach Tom Hume would assist with Ruhle's duties when he is away.
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    Re: Vern Ruhle Has Cancer

    Hopefully it was caught early and it is a very beatable kind of cancer. All the best to a quick win over the cancer and a speedy recovery for Vern!
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    Re: Vern Ruhle Has Cancer

    Doesn't say what type of cancer, hopefully it's treatable.
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    Re: Vern Ruhle Has Cancer

    Prayers and good thoughts on behalf of Mr. Ruhle.
    "Sometimes, it's not the sexiest moves that put you over the top," Krivsky said. "It's a series of transactions that help you get there."

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    Re: Vern Ruhle Has Cancer

    Yea, this wasn't the kind of big news anyone was hoping for. My thoughts will be with him. Hopefully the doctors are right and they caught it early.

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    hopefully, it was indeed caught early enough and he will be all right. fortunately, we do live in a day and age where it can be treated with great care. my dad had throat cancer and has done great years after it was treated.

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    Re: Vern Ruhle Has Cancer

    Quote Originally Posted by redsfan30
    "Vern is the pitching coach," said general manager Wayne Krivsky.




    But on a side note, I hope the best for Vern

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    Re: Vern Ruhle Has Cancer

    Quote Originally Posted by MartyFan
    Prayers and good thoughts on behalf of Mr. Ruhle.
    Agreed.
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    Re: Vern Ruhle Has Cancer

    All my best wishes to Vern for a speedy recovery.

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    Get well soon, Vern.
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    With the new technology today, catching it early is the key in the battle with cancer.
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    Re: Vern Ruhle Has Cancer

    My prayers and thoughts are with Ruhle. I hope this is a treatable cancer and it was caught early on.
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    Re: Vern Ruhle Has Cancer

    My prayers are with him. Thank God for the team's routine physicals; most men only get a physical if forced to. If Ruhle were not in this job he might not have caught it in time.

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    Re: Vern Ruhle Has Cancer

    Prayers and best wishes to Vern. Not sure if he reads this board, but I beat Cancer and know he can to.

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    Re: Vern Ruhle Has Cancer

    Get well soon.


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