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    Some absolute jerks on the WLW rain delay program

    These people calling to say Joey Votto should "get over it" or "suck it up" or suggesting the Reds should try to get rid of him are really ticking me off tonight. They have no idea how serious anxiety and stress issues can be. It's an illness, just like anything else that might knock you out of work. And it can have deadly consequences. I have someone in my family who has been through it, and it's heart-breaking. I pray that Joey isn't dealing with anything as serious, but it could be.

    People need to back off, hope for the best, and let this play out. The ignorance of some of these guys makes me ashamed to be a diehard sports fan.
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    I had really bad anxiety and it wrecked my life until I got it under control. It is one of the most scary and REAL things I've ever been through. I wouldn't wish it on an enemy.
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    I never said it once, but tbh at most jobs you will be canned if you can't perform. That is how most of those people are thinking. Now if you have a really nice job they will give you a medical leave, but you would have to spend a ton of money getting the medical attention needed to prove it and most people can't afford that.

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    Re: Some absolute jerks on the WLW rain delay program

    You just can't listen to idiots like that. They have no idea what it means to truly be a fan of a player or a team.

    FWIW, I also have struggles with anxiety. Not as bad as some but it did/does affect my life. Strange thing is, sports were always a great release for me but, when you're playing on this type of a stage, it can obviously have deleterious effects on your stress/anxiety rather than beneficial ones.
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    Re: Some absolute jerks on the WLW rain delay program

    I have some anxiety issues too, and these "suck it up" and get over it" guys can go suck it up a rope IMO. It's seriously debilitating--and mine is MILD/seasonal and related to another condition, not a full blown anxiety condition. <I'm female and over 40. 'nuf said on that....>

    I feel for Joey, and hope he's getting whatever help he needs. If he comes back this season, gravy, if not then get the help he needs and we'll see him back better and stronger next year.

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    Re: Some absolute jerks on the WLW rain delay program

    I just want Joey back in the lineup if he is able to play.There is nothing wrong with that imo.I admit that if Votto had a huge contract and wasn't just a 2nd year guy playing for what is probably close to league min. I could feel a little bit like the suck it up and play guys.The fact that the guy probably isn't the millionaire that some people think that he is and that he is being forced to carry the team when he is able to play he deserves some slack.

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    Re: Some absolute jerks on the WLW rain delay program

    ^ Not to mention he was tearing the cover off the ball when this went down. Nobody wants Joey Votto back on the field more than Joey Votto.
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    Re: Some absolute jerks on the WLW rain delay program

    You are also listening to drunken rednecks because that is 95% of the people who call in to that stuff.

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    I agree completely. People think if its not physical, its not a big deal. It's actually a bigger deal IMO.

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    Re: Some absolute jerks on the WLW rain delay program

    These people who call in and talk about how Votto needs to "suck it up" are the same ones who call in and propose trades like "Arroyo, Rosales and Taveras to Marlins for Hanley Ramirez and Josh Johnson." I distinctly remember someone proposing a David Ross for Roger Clemens trade a few years back. These people are idiots.

    As a sidenote, notice that a couple days ago, when the reds weren't losing in bunches and not scoring at all, that everyone was all for respecting Joey's privacy and hoping for him to get better soon. The Reds start losing, and everyone wants him to take a pill and get over it. Ridiculous.

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    Re: Some absolute jerks on the WLW rain delay program

    Quote Originally Posted by Stormy Weathers View Post
    I never said it once, but tbh at most jobs you will be canned if you can't perform. That is how most of those people are thinking. Now if you have a really nice job they will give you a medical leave, but you would have to spend a ton of money getting the medical attention needed to prove it and most people can't afford that.
    Um, ever heard of FMLA? They have to give you time off if you're incapacitated in some way. It's the law.

    And FWIW, Joey looked pretty happy in the dugout tonight. I still think it's just side effects from his labyrinthitis, which we KNOW he had, and we KNOW it causes panic attacks and dizziness and the like. I don't buy all the theories that he's depressed or what have you.
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    It would be unpaid leave.

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    Re: Some absolute jerks on the WLW rain delay program

    Quote Originally Posted by Plus Plus View Post
    These people who call in and talk about how Votto needs to "suck it up" are the same ones who call in and propose trades like "Arroyo, Rosales and Taveras to Marlins for Hanley Ramirez and Josh Johnson." I distinctly remember someone proposing a David Ross for Roger Clemens trade a few years back. These people are idiots.
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    Re: Some absolute jerks on the WLW rain delay program

    I dont know how some of you couldnt think the same way about Votto at times. A lot of guys couldnt say "stress related" and take off work for a month.

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    Re: Some absolute jerks on the WLW rain delay program

    Quote Originally Posted by GIDP View Post
    I dont know how some of you couldnt think the same way about Votto at times. A lot of guys couldnt say "stress related" and take off work for a month.
    Mainly because most of us know that writing all this off as "work-related stress" is a severe understatement of the issue.
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