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Best Cincinnati Reds Ever: Barry Larkin v. Ryan Freel

Second Round Matchup | No. 1 Barry Larkin v. No. 9 Ryan Freel The next second round matchup in our “Best Red Ever” tournament features the Cincinnati Reds’ elite shortstop and one of the team’s hardest working players in team history. Larkin: Barry Larkin‘s first round win (96 percent of the vote) over Ed Taubensee in our Best Cincinnati Reds Ever tournament ...
Via Blog Red Machine
June 01, 2016

Ryan Freel's CTE diagnosis shows why MLB must take greater measures against concussions

It was surely a coincidence that Ryan Freel's family found out that he suffered from a degenerative brain disease on the same day that MLB announced that home plate collisions were no longer allowed in the game beginning next season. But the timing may have been serendipitous.  There isn't a direct connection between the two, at least as far as we know. But of the 10 concussions...
Via The Outside Corner
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Ryan Freel Found to Have CTE, Spreading Concussion, Head Trauma Concerns to Baseball, Other Non-Collision Sports

While concussion and neurology experts have long emphasized that destructive head trauma can happen in any sport, football and hockey have taken most of the headlines during the recent upswing in awareness about the long-term effects of head hits in sports. That may not change anytime soon, considering the disproportionate amount of possible cases in collision sports compared to...
Via NESN.com
December 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Ryan Freel had CTE at time of suicide

A lot of attention has been paid this year to the issue of concussions in football -- so much so that it's easy to overlook the impact of brain injuries in other sports. Sunday will mark one year since Ryan Freel committed suicide. The eight-year Major League veteran was known for his all-out style of play, his willingness to crash into walls to make a play and an eccentric personality...
Via The Outside Corner
December 16, 2013  |  Discuss
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