Re: Ryan Freel commits suicide
Freel was sure a joy to watch. Tough, gritty, and could move mountains with sheer determination. Easy to see why Cincinnati would love a guy like this; almost a reincarnate in many respects, of the town's favorite son, Pete Rose.
I was in attendance May '07 and saw the Hopper collision. A very long and scary 15 minutes of waiting, hoping he was okay. As some have pointed out, Ryan's history of concussions seem to mirror that of several NFL players that have taken their own lives. Regardless of that stuff, my heartfelt condolences to his family, friends and ex-teammates.
Thank you for some great memories you gave us Reds fans.