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Tuesday BP: Duane Kuiper to undergo chemotherapy, will miss some games

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Sending all our love to a legendary broadcaster.

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Hello and happy Tuesday.

Today’s BP is, as you could have surmised from the headline, a little bit somber. On Monday, San Francisco Giants broadcaster, former player, and all around exceptional human being Duane Kuiper announced that he will be out of the broadcast booth for a while as he undergoes a chemotherapy treatment.

Kuiper announced the news via the Giants social media platforms.

Here’s the full statement:

I wanted to let you know that I may be missing a few more Giants broadcasts than usual and I wanted to share what’s going on with me. After some tests and visits with doctors, I was diagnosed with a medical condition that requires me to immediately begin chemotherapy treatment. I feel very fortunate that I have an incredibly talented team of doctors and healthcare specialists who will be assisting me throughout my treatment plan. And, of course, the support and love of my entire family, along with our incredible fans, everyone at the Giants, NBC Sports Bay Area and KNBR is overwhelming and deeply appreciated. I still plan on broadcasting this season, though I may take a few more games off if I’m not feeling well and I want to thank my broadcast partners for their unconditional support and willingness to step in and cover for me. Thank you for your prayers and for giving me the space and privacy to focus on my health at this time. While this was not the adventure I anticipated, I’m staying positive for a quick and full recovery.

The organization also released a statement about Kuiper.

I think you’ll all join me in sending thoughts and love to him and his entire family, which is also wonderful.

Get better soon, Kuip. We love ya.


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What time do the Giants play today?

The Giants play the Texas Rangers today at 5:05 p.m. PT.

Have a great Tuesday, folks.