Dave Parker has Parkinson’s disease

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Sad news reported by Joe Starkey of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Pirates great Dave Parker has Parkinson’s disease.

Good news: the disease, diagnosed in February of last year, is not progressing rapidly. Also good: Parker’s attitude:

“There’s no fear,” Parker said. “I’ve had a great life. I always dreamt of playing baseball, and I played. I’m 62 years old and fortunate to make it to this point. I have some beautiful kids that I got to watch grow up and become adults. My fingerprints are on the baseball industry. I feel good about that. I have nothing to feel bad about.”

A good story about a great player dealing with some tough news.

Good luck, Cobra.