A former New York Yankees general manager crusading kidney flop said in an interrogation the coming week that he turned down his children's are available to gift one of their kidneys.
Bob Watson, 71, who helped fabricate the Yankees’ 1996 World Series triumphing squad, told the New York Daily News that he was “ready for whatever happens now.”
“Both my boys offered to donate kidneys to me, ” he told the newspaper. “And I told them both the same circumstance:' I’ve had a good living and I don’t want to take a kidney from young people who really needed here and still have their entire lives ahead of them.' That would be very selfish on my part.”
Watson has combated health concerns since he adjourned as a actor in 1984, according to the report. The onetime first baseman and outfielder were allegedly duelled circulatory problems, hypertension and was successfully plowed for prostate cancer.
“‘I’ve had a good life and I don’t want to take a kidney from young people who really need them and still have their entire lives ahead of them.'”
Watson played 21 years in the majors with the Houston Astros, Boston Red Sox, Atlanta Braves and the Yankees. The Yankees’ 1996 championship met Watson the first African-American general manager to picture his squad acquire a World Series.
“Ten months ago, medical doctors told me I could have two years or 12. Well now I’ve came to the point where every day I’m still here is a blessing, ” Watson said. “I had a reputation for never giving up an at-bat, so I’m still fouling them off as long as I can.”