Welcome back, Trey.
Orioles fan favorite Trey Mancini returned to Camden Yards in the Baltimore home opener on Thursday, his first home game since missing the 2020 season battling colon cancer .
The Baltimore loyalists greeted Mancini on the pitch with a long, warm ovation from fans and players.
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In March 2020, Mancini revealed that he had a malignant tumor removed and would be absent for a year while undergoing treatment for stage 3 colon cancer. In November, Mancini revealed that ‘he was cancer free and all systems were working for the 2021 season.
Mancini, still the classy guy, tried to distract some of the attention from himself, saying Red Sox pitcher Eduardo Rodriguez should be congratulated and recognized for his return to the pitch in 2021, after being sidelined from the complications of COVID-19.
Trey Mancini knows he’s going to get a lot of attention today in the home opener, but he’s hopeful fans will recognize Eduardo Rodriguez’s return to the mound as well. Missed the 2020 season after testing positive for COVID-19 and subsequently treated for myocarditis, inflammation of the heart.
– Roch Kubatko (@masnRoch) April 8, 2021
So not only did Mancini destroy the cancer, he destroyed the throw, crushing 35 home runs in 2019 with a 136 OPS +. Hoping that Mancini continues to crush him in 2021.