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Ryan Freel Found Dead

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by Rox_Mayhem, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. Rox_Mayhem

    Rox_Mayhem Member

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    http://sports.yahoo.com/news/ex-mlb-player-ryan-freel-222108108--mlb.html

    Wow... :( R.I.P
     
  2. Summer Song Giver

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    I know head injuries will be the flash point portion of the article but I really think these guys are a) ill equipped to deal with "career" after sports and b) really have a difficult time adjusting to life after the spotlight has dimmed.

    Sad nevertheless.
     
  3. cardpire

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    kid was a good ballplayer. always liked him. used to beat up on the astros.

    this story has gotten a surprisingly small amount of press.
     
  4. YaosDirtyStache

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    I really freel bad for him and his family to deal with this at a supposedly happy time.
     
  5. tellitlikeitis

    tellitlikeitis Canceled
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    ^^Poor timing. That's all I'll say.

    Ryan Freel was one of the most fearless players in the last decade. A true grinder. One of the Astros-killers of that time. Such a sad ending.... Hate to speculate, but I wonder if the concussions that he's suffered were a factor.
     
  6. YaosDirtyStache

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    I just realized your handle is TELL IT LIKE IT IS

    for years I suspected it was gibberish or greek.
     
  7. Jontro

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    I think it is greek, for speaking the truth without censorship or something like that.
     
  8. AroundTheWorld

    AroundTheWorld Insufferable 98er
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    This is funny - I thought the same. Never realized it meant TELL IT LIKE IT IS!
     
  9. leroy

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    Turns out it was CTE.

     

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