Beloved New York Mets broadcaster Ron Darling is returning to the booth after his doctors declared that his thyroid cancer “stabilized.”
After taking a medical leave of absence in April to deal with thyroid cancer, Ron Darling has been cleared to return to the SNY booth. The New York Mets legend will re-join Keith Hernandez and Gary Cohen on Tuesday.
The best trio in baseball is getting back together. Darling released a statement via Twitter to announce this positive news.
“My doctors have informed me that my thyroid cancer has been stabilized for now and that I have been cleared to return to work,” Darling said in a statement released . “The doctors will continue to closely monitor me over the next several months to assure my progress remains on the right track. I look forward to rejoining my partners Gary and Keith in the SNY booth to call tomorrow night’s Mets vs. San Francisco Giants game at Citi Field.”
Darling is one of the best in the business. Mets fans are lucky to have such a strong crew in the booth. Gary, Keith, and Ron can make the game watchable even in the worst of times.
Darling’s presence was missed, but the rest of the broadcast team stepped up. Todd Zeile, who usually appears on pre- and post-game shows, filled in nicely during Darling’s absence.
But most of all, everyone is happy that Darling’s health has taken a positive turn. Fans everywhere are glad he’s back where he belongs—calling baseball games.