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One of Us (Zack Greinke and Mental Illness)

Growing up as a Dodger fan, I often forget that we discussed other players over the dinner table. Yet this was the case several years ago when my late mother talked about Royal’s pitcher Zack Greinke. You see, Greinke was “one of us.” What my mother meant was that he had┬áspoken openly about his battle with Social Anxiety Disorder and Depression after it nearly ended his major league career.

Zack Greinke warms up before a 2011 Spring Training game at Camelback Ranch in Arizona.

Zack Greinke warms up before a 2011 Spring Training game at Camelback Ranch in Arizona.

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