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R.I.P. Ryan Freel, one of the original SAGNOFs.

Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:18 pm
by PWNightmare
Damn, shame. I'm only two years younger than he was...

Here's to Willy Taverez comback in 2013.

Re: R.I.P. Ryan Freel, one of the original SAGNOFs.

Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:12 am
by Grey
Yeah, sad story... I remember owning him in fantasy...

Re: R.I.P. Ryan Freel, one of the original SAGNOFs.

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:32 pm
by ChrisV82
Farney
Freel gained some notoriety in August of 2006 when The Dayton Daily News reported that Freel talked to an imaginary voice in his head named Farney.[9] Said Freel: "He's a little guy who lives in my head who talks to me and I talk to him. That little midget in my head said, 'That was a great catch, Ryan,' I said, 'Hey, Farney, I don't know if that was you who really caught that ball, but that was pretty good if it was.' Everybody thinks I talk to myself, so I tell 'em I'm talking to Farney."[10] Freel later said that Farney's name arose from a conversation with Reds trainer Mark Mann: "He actually made a comment like, 'How are the voices in your head?' We'd play around and finally this year he said, 'What's the guy's name?' I said, 'Let's call him Farney.' So now everybody's like, 'Run, Farney, run' or 'Let Farney hit today. You're not hitting very well.'"[11]
[edit]Death

On December 22, 2012, Freel was found dead at his Jacksonville, Florida home as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.[12]
Huh.

Re: R.I.P. Ryan Freel, one of the original SAGNOFs.

Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:54 pm
by Grey
If he heard a Random Italicized Voice, I'm not sure how I'd feel...

Re: R.I.P. Ryan Freel, one of the original SAGNOFs.

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 7:51 am
by Lucc
BA had an article quoting writers at the time saying Freel's attitude would depend on what meds he was on that day. Paid the price I guess.