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  • Ryan Freel Dead at 36

    So sad... Former Red & Cub Ryan Freel has reportedly committed suicide... My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/1...n_2353907.html
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  • #2
    Originally posted by Zito75 View Post
    So sad... Former Red & Cub Ryan Freel has reportedly committed suicide... My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/1...n_2353907.html


    http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
    No matter what problems you are dealing with, we want to help you find a reason to keep living. By calling 1-800-273-TALK (8255) you’ll be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7.

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    • #3
      http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?co...c_id=mlb#/copy

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      • #4
        Crazy. He was one of my favorite players. Gruff looking utility guy, a hustler. I remember he made a bunch of great defensive plays the first couple weeks he came up with the Reds at a bunch of different positions.
        "No matter how great you were once upon a time — the years go by, and men forget,” - W. A. Phelon in Baseball Magazine in 1915. “Ross Barnes, forty years ago, was as great as Cobb or Wagner ever dared to be. Had scores been kept then as now, he would have seemed incomparably marvelous.”

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        • #5
          So sad that this is right before Christmas too. RIP Ryan.
          Religion: Yankeeist

          "Hanging out with him sucks because all the women flock to him. Let's see, he's been on the cover of GQ, is rich and famous, hits for average and power and is a helluva nice guy." - Tim Raines on Derek Jeter

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          • #6
            RIP Ryan :-(
            unknown brooklyn cabbie " how are the brooks doin"
            unknown fan "good they got three men on base"
            unknown brooklyn cabbie "which one?"

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Zito75 View Post
              So sad... Former Red & Cub Ryan Freel has reportedly committed suicide... My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

              http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/1...n_2353907.html
              Wonder why.....
              All it takes for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing. -Unknown

              A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. -Nelson Mandela

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              • #8
                Originally posted by RaysFan_98 View Post
                Wonder why.....
                Well, according to what wikipedia says, Freel had some head injuries that lead to his retirement. Have to wonder if had a possible unrelated mental condition? Apparently he had voices in his head which he communicated with regularly.

                http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryan_Freel
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Zito75 View Post
                  Well, according to what wikipedia says, Freel had some head injuries that lead to his retirement. Have to wonder if had a possible unrelated mental condition? Apparently he had voices in his head which he communicated with regularly.

                  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryan_Freel
                  This article made it out that Freel was just being goofy regarding this "Farney" voice in his head, but it's very probable it was a more serious situation than just an "imaginary friend."

                  http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports...casey/1787101/

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by dgarza View Post
                    This article made it out that Freel was just being goofy regarding this "Farney" voice in his head, but it's very probable it was a more serious situation than just an "imaginary friend."

                    http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports...casey/1787101/
                    Very sad... I remember reading a study that spoke to how concussions impacted the brain. Guys like Freel, and those that play football are more prone to drug/ alcohol abuse, violence and depression. There's no doubt in my mind this poor guy had brain damage.
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                    • #11
                      It did seem like Freel had made attempts to turn his life around and reach out to some degree. A lot of guys have a hard time doing things like that.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Zito75 View Post
                        Well, according to what wikipedia says, Freel had some head injuries that lead to his retirement. Have to wonder if had a possible unrelated mental condition? Apparently he had voices in his head which he communicated with regularly.

                        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryan_Freel
                        We saw what happened with Junior Seau in the NFL. The reasons may never be clear, but I think this is another sad example of the long term psychological damage these types of injuries can have.
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                        "Hanging out with him sucks because all the women flock to him. Let's see, he's been on the cover of GQ, is rich and famous, hits for average and power and is a helluva nice guy." - Tim Raines on Derek Jeter

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                        • #13
                          http://www.youcaring.com/memorial-fu...evention/37840

                          Hope this is okay - the Reds fan forum Redszone has begun a fundraiser for Ryan Freel. All proceeds (100%) go to the Cincinnati branch of the American Society for Suicide Prevention. Just follow the link to donate.
                          If evolution is outlawed, only outlaws will evolve!

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                          • #14
                            Was reading, and read somewhere that he heard voices in his head and such.
                            All it takes for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing. -Unknown

                            A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination. -Nelson Mandela

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