MIAMI -- Few people enjoy smoking cigars as much as Jack McKeon.
A daily communicant, the former Marlins manager has been known to leave a lighted cigar outside church while attending Mass only to pick up the stogie immediately following the service.
But two months after undergoing heart bypass surgery, McKeon dropped a bombshell at Marlins Park on Sunday -- his cigar-smoking days have gone up in smoke.
"I gotta give them up, that's the sad part," McKeon said after Miami's 2-0 loss to Cleveland. "The saddest part of the whole thing. Cigars are out -- the toughest thing to do. I hate it. But if I've got a warranty for 20 more years, I don't mind giving them up."
McKeon, 82, was at the ballpark to take part in a ceremony celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Marlins' 2003 World Series title.
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