Originally posted on Fox Sports North  |  Last updated 5/3/12
Jeff Reardon is doing well these days. But to know what that means for Reardon means first knowing what the former Minnesota Twins closer went through during the darkest years of his life. After his 16-year major league career was over, Reardon settled down in retirement with his family, including his three children. He and his wife, Phebe, lived in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., just a few streets away from the late Gary Carter, a former Expos teammate of Reardon's. Jeff and Phebe have lived on the same street for three decades. It's where the Reardons' three children grew up. It's also where Jeff Reardon lost his son, Shane. At just 20 years old, Shane Reardon died of a drug overdose in February 2004. Shane was the middle child, between older brother Jay and younger sister Kristi. But he battled drug problems for years. In the end, Shane Reardon lost that battle. And Jeff Reardon lost a child. "Nobody really knows what it's like when you lose a kid unless they've lost a kid," R...
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