Sunday, December 23, 2012

R.I.P. Ryan Freel

Ex-MLB utility player, Ryan Freel, committed suicide yesterday at the age of 36.

Freel was best know for his speed, having swiped 143 bases over parts of 8 seasons with the Blue Jays, Reds, Orioles, Cubs, and Royals.  He last saw Big League action in 2009 in Kansas City.  His career slash line was .268/.723 and has his career earnings listed as $11.55M.

Freel lived his life with reckless abandon, having been nailed twice for DUI, talking to an imaginary "Farney" while on the field, and making daring catches that others would not risk.

Rest In Peace.

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