For Torre, Baker health must be kept
Detection, treatment, diet the keys in battle vs. prostate cancer
LOS ANGELES -- When two of the best Major League managers contracted prostate cancer, it stunned the baseball world. Diagnosed two years apart, both men faced their moment of realization quite differently.For Joe Torre, then with the Yankees, now with the Dodgers, it was "no denial, no retreat, no surrender." "I can tell you, it's a scary time, absolutely frightening," Torre said in an extensive one-on-one interview about the subject last month in the Dodger Stadium dugout. "And when you get the results, you pretty much have to expect the worst. It's the only way to go about it, as opposed to trying to ignore it and say that it's not going to happen. And then you get news that [you have it], and then there's the devastation."
Barry M. Bloom is a national reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.