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Former All-Star Lou Brissie is still soldiering on

Originally Published: November 9, 2007
By Elizabeth Merrill | ESPN.com

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Painkillers could ease the 63-year-old ache. It is hidden under a pair of sensible slacks, a firm handshake and a wrinkled smile. Lou Brissie doesn't talk much about the leg. Every day is a good day, he says. When the infections set in and creep through his bone marrow, Brissie rests. When the scar tissue dries and cracks, he rubs on cocoa butter.

But painkillers? They cloud the mind, and that is the one body part still intact.

"I have a card," Brissie ...

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