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    Re: Ryan Freel commits suicide

    Very sad indeed. RIP

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    Re: Ryan Freel commits suicide

    Just horrible.

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    Re: Ryan Freel commits suicide

    We always laughed about Farney. I'm not laughing now about him.

    RIP Ryan.

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    Re: Ryan Freel commits suicide

    It seems to me these concussions are a factor. Very sad news. He was so young.

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    Re: Ryan Freel commits suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    Money? I'm not opposed to it at all--in fact, I think it's a very nice gesture--but it strikes me odd to raise money for a family that earned 10+ million dollars in the past 6 years. Perhaps flowers or some kind of memorial would be a better way to go.
    How about a donation to a local Cincinnati suicide prevention program?
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    Re: Ryan Freel commits suicide

    Just awful news. I always liked watching Freel play. RIP Ryan.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Just awful news. I always liked watching Freel play. RIP Ryan.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    Re: Ryan Freel commits suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool View Post
    How about a donation to a local Cincinnati suicide prevention program?
    Sounds like a great idea to me. Why not? It's not like it's a required fee.

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    Re: Ryan Freel commits suicide

    RIP Ryan Freel, and heartfelt condolences to his wife and children.
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    Re: Ryan Freel commits suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool View Post
    How about a donation to a local Cincinnati suicide prevention program?
    It's on. Thank you for the idea, JF!
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    Thus his team was punished

    Long live punishment

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    Re: Ryan Freel commits suicide

    Ryan Freel is one of my favorite Reds of all-time. He truly was a grind-it out type who got every ounce out of his talent. My best friend's father also committed suicide this year, so Ryan's suicide has just compounded the confusion of how this can happen. I will continue to pray for Ryan's friends and family.

    By the way, how amazing was his 2006 season. .271/.363/.399 while scoring off the charts defensively and well on the basepaths, according to fangraphs. He had a fWAR of 4.0 that year which was his best year after a 2.9 fWAR in 2004 and a 2.8 fWAR in 2005. Baseball reference actually has his 2004 as a better defensive year than 2006, so they have him at 3.6 in 2004, 2.4 in 2005 & 2.5 in 2006. Still a very good player for us either way you slice it during those three years. Ryan only made $2,025,000 in those three years. At least he made 8+ million more those next three years, so hopefully there is money left over for his family today to live on without him.

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    Re: Ryan Freel commits suicide

    Quote Originally Posted by Plus Plus View Post
    It's on. Thank you for the idea, JF!
    Thank you for making it happen, Plus Plus.
    "I prefer books and movies where the conflict isn't of the extreme cannibal apocalypse variety I guess." Redsfaithful

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    Re: Ryan Freel commits suicide

    I talked to a friend, who had a friend that knew him and said Ryan was going through a divorce, so I assume (if accurate) that it played a major role in what happened.

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    Re: Ryan Freel commits suicide

    A little late but ... RIP Ryan. Sad news to hear.

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    I, too, am a tad late to the posting part but heard the news when it first broke...

    Just horrible news. Doesn't seem real.
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