MILWAUKEE -- The little milestones mean so much these days to Al LeBoeuf, a popular coach in the Brewers' Minor League system who has been fighting to reclaim his legs from cancer. Like the day he appeared in Spring Training to visit the players he worried he'd never see again. Or the morning earlier this year when he returned to the golf course. Or the day later in summer when LeBoeuf, fitted with braces on each of his lower legs, threw batting practice.
Some milestones are even smaller. A couple of weeks ago, LeBoeuf wiggled his toes for the first time in more than two years. He called the experience "wonderful."