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    You have to be kidding me! This is just awful!

    They should be very ashamed of themselves, that's just low!

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    Ken Griffey Jr. Diagnosed With Hamstring Cancer
    August 24, 2006 | Onion Sports

    CINCINNATI—Just days after the Reds centerfielder learned that his father Ken Sr. has prostate cancer and his mother Birdie would be undergoing surgery for colon cancer, a routine medical checkup Tuesday resulted in more bad news for Ken Griffey Jr., as doctors found a large malignant tumor on his right semitendinosus hamstring muscle. "This is the rarest and deadliest form of hamstring cancer," Reds trainer Mark Mann said. "The only way to eradicate the cancer is to go in and slice the three hamstring muscles completely in half and permanently remove them—as well as the three titanium screws holding them in place—from his leg." Next Wednesday, Griffey Jr. and Griffey Sr. are expected to become the first father-son duo to undergo chemotherapy together.
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    Re: You have to be kidding me! This is just awful!

    That isn't even the least bit funny.

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    Re: You have to be kidding me! This is just awful!

    Disgusting, and not funny at all. :thumbdown
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    Re: You have to be kidding me! This is just awful!

    That's just sick. That's way past crossing the line. I can't believe they would try to make fun of a guy who has had 2 parents become sick in the past month.

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    Re: You have to be kidding me! This is just awful!

    I usually like the Onion--but this is way, way, way out of line.

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    Re: You have to be kidding me! This is just awful!

    This isn't funny. Cancer isn't something to be joked about and I as a person dealing with the possibility of cancer am offended.
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    Re: You have to be kidding me! This is just awful!

    You dont poke fun at cancer.
    I lost my Father in Jan. to cancer.. and frankly i wouldnt mind one bit if the ppl who came up with that crap and wrote it.. than had the gall to post it online should be shot
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    Re: You have to be kidding me! This is just awful!

    I am usually the last person to say someone went too far or crossed a line. Words can't physically hurt anyone, so I don't care about how far people try to stretch their comedic boundaries, even if they fail miserably. I don't overreact and push my beliefs on anyone else. I don't get dramatic and act horrified to make my point.

    With that being said, this is one of the most offensive and insensitive things I've ever read.

    I used to love The Onion. But they just proved how arrogant and smug they've become with their success. And the brow just went from high to low.

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    Re: You have to be kidding me! This is just awful!

    That's just wrong.

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    Re: You have to be kidding me! This is just awful!

    Agree with all the above comments.
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    Re: You have to be kidding me! This is just awful!

    why did you even post this.. that is tasteless and inhumane

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    Re: You have to be kidding me! This is just awful!

    What an awful, disgusting piece. I can't even find the words to describe how I feel.

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    Re: You have to be kidding me! This is just awful!

    Wow, I think I am done reading the things they put on that website after this disgrace. This is really pathetic.
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    Re: You have to be kidding me! This is just awful!

    I emailed "business@theonion.com" Not sure if that email is going to the right person, but I completely lit into them. I wish someone else in the national media would call attention to this. I don't even think an apology would be enough though.

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    Re: You have to be kidding me! This is just awful!

    That's low and repulsive!


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