During the 4th inning of Saturday nights broadcast, Ron Daring revealed that doctors have found a large mass in his chest that will require surgery to be removed. Ron didn't go in to much further detail, but said he'll "kick it's you know what".
Best wishes and a safe, speedy recovery, @RonDarlingJr.— New York Mets (@Mets) April 14, 2019
Statement from Fred and Jeff Wilpon:
“Our thoughts and prayers continuously remain with Ron for a full recovery and we look forward to seeing him back in the broadcast booth soon.” pic.twitter.com/cjOCveFSqO
If all goes well Ron hopes to be back to work in about a month. In his absence Todd Zeile will be filling in alongside Gary and Keith.
All the best, Ronnie. YOU GOT THIS!
You’ve all heard the news about Ron Darling.Things we take for granted come to the forefront when we are faced with the aging process. So I say to you all, enjoy every moment of every day, kiss & hug your loved ones & do unto others as you would have others do to you. pic.twitter.com/fvgwMcstS3— keith Hernandez (@keithhernandez) April 14, 2019
There’s nobody better than Ronnie. We’ll miss him for the next couple of weeks, but can’t wait to have him back in the booth soon...right where he belongs.— Steve Gelbs (@SteveGelbs) April 14, 2019
I can't say enough good things about @RonDarlingJr. He's the best in the world at what he does. He's one of the most caring people I've ever met, and I can't wait to see him back at the ballpark soon.— Wayne Randazzo (@WayneRandazzo) April 14, 2019
Of all the great people I was fortunate enough to meet this past decade with the @Mets, @RonDarlingJr is top of the charts in terms of humility, humanity and kindness... not to mention knowledge. Get better soon, Ronnie!— josh lewin (@joshlewinstuff) April 14, 2019
If you're hitting the final home game on Thursday at Citi Field, swing by the Marina Lot to see some friends, maybe meet some new ones, and responsibly wash down your sorrows before heading inside.