American Athlete Who Overcame Mental Illness Is ‘A Little Different,’ and So What

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During last night’s Yankees broadcast, announcer Ken Singleton matter of factly described Kansas City Royals pitcher Zack Greinke as having suffered from depression and anxiety that he’s gotten treatment for. Yahoo Sports has a similar straightforwardness. The Kansas City Star too–in which Greinke’s dad says his son will always be "a little different."  I love America; our culture is a liberal one, we have made incredible progress at destigmatizing mental illness, and in honoring all kinds of difference.

(And do I think there’s a Middle East echo here? But of course.)

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