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    Joey Votto opens up on anxiety following father's death

    I thought this was a really nice piece on MLB Tonight about Joey Votto's struggle with anxiety and depression after the death of his father in 2008. The most interesting part to me was that he said he "hated" being on the field and debated quitting baseball for more than one season, including his 2010 MVP year. He said he thinks the reason he performed so well is that he didn't care about the game enough to worry about slumps or bad plays or big situations. Highly recommended.

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