The World Series is primed to give us a great deal of entertainment, as well as a heaping dose of good will.
MasterCard, MLB and Stand Up to Cancer will combine for a great moment during Game 4 when a check written for $4 million is delivered.
MarketWatch reports that there will be an on-field presentation given to the famous organization Stand Up to Cancer. This summer, MasterCard has taken proceeds from the use of their services and dedicated them to the organization dedicated to finding a cure for cancer.
The video coincides with that effort as a way of saying thank you to those that have trumpeted the cause.
The video is filled with stars of yesteryear such as Andy Pettitte, John Kruk, Mitch Williams and Ron Darling.
Tony Gwynn, a legend that knows all too well about the dangers of cancer, also makes an appearance. Gwynn has been very public about his bouts with cancerous salivary glands and attributes that to years of dipping tobacco.
The video comes at an odd time when the sport collides with senators campaigning to do away with the use of tobacco on the field at all times.
The dangers of the substance are well-known, yet stars from every team continue the tradition of dipping. It is going to take more than abstinence to rid the world of cancer.
It is going to take a joint effort like this to trumpet the cause and further research efforts. The World Series is a perfect time to salute those that have been tireless in their efforts to eradicate cancer.
MLB legends and MasterCard are here to lend a hand and we thank them for that.