Former Lansing Lugnut Fighting For His Life
Chicago White Sox pitcher Danny Farquhar, who played for the Lansing Lugnuts in 2008, after being drafted by the Blue Jays, suffered a brain hemorrhage caused by a ruptured aneurysm, Friday night, during the White Sox/Astros game. Thankfully, he had immediate medical help and was on his way to the hospital within minutes. According to USA Today, Danny had surgery Saturday night to relieve swelling around the brain. He’s still in critical, but stable condition at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. After playing pro ball for the last 10 years, Danny has a lot of friends in baseball. Including Arizona Diamondbacks and former Detroit tigers catcher Alex Avila, who grew up playing Little League and high school baseball with Farquhar in Florida, who said, "Really, he’s one of those kids that was really good at everything.’’
The good news is - people do recover from brain hemorrhages. He may not play baseball professionally again, but the hope is he can walk out of there and enjoy the rest of his life with his family.
Banana Don and Stephanie McCoy amuse and thrill you every weekday morning from 5:30 – 10AM on the radio at 100.7 WITL.
Noted zythologist and all-around fun guy Banana Don can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and on Twitter at @WITLBananaDon and @WITLFM. Also, Facebook friend Banana Don and Stephanie at Facebook.com/BananaStephanie and Facebook.com/WITLFM.
Plus – check out the new WITL app. It’s much better than any other app – ever.