This story begins with a swollen lymph node in Lesley Breslow's neck when she was only 14 and for her brother Craig the story does not end until every kid goes home from the hospital free of cancer free of fear.
The Red Sox relief pitcher enjoying the great autumn of his baseball life does not particularly enjoy his nickname "The Smartest Man in Baseball." A Yale degree in molecular biophysics and biochemistry aside the title carries a distinct scent of the pompous and vainglorious. He is neither.
"I will say I'm not so stupid as to sit here and tell you I'm the smartest man in Major League Baseball" Breslow said Tuesday.
Still Breslow who grew up in Trumbull Conn. is smart enough to have counted his blessings in life and decide that they added up to a calling beyond getting a couple of Cardinals out in Game 1 of the World Series on Wednesday night at Fenway Park. Leave it to him to explain it all in one paragraph.
"When I founded the Strike 3 Foundation in 2008" Breslow wrote i...