Martin Perez, Tony Beasley and the special day they shared Friday
(AP photo/David J. Phillip)
No player on the Rangers roster has known Tony Beasley as long as left-hander Martin Perez, who remembers the spring of 2016 when Beasley was diagnosed with Stage II colorectal cancer.
So as they sat together Thursday, Perez was informed by the Rangers third-base coach that on Friday he had his six-year scan since doctors at Houston’s MD Anderson Cancer Center first treated him.
It’s the big one. If everything were to check out, Beasley would be finished with the checkups.
He was sweating it.
Maybe Perez could sense it or maybe the nerves were discussed. Either way, he knew he was starting Friday night and told Beasley he would dedicate the game to him.
What a game it was. What a day it was for Beasley.