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Chris Ballard on Ryan Anderson and Gia Allemand

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Big Circus, Nov 13, 2014.

  1. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member


    I couldn't breathe reading parts of this. Devastating.
  2. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    Powerful article. Reminds me of my ex-wife, who didn't commit suicide but had one hell of a bipolar roller coaster swing of ups and terrible downs.

    It's frustrating not knowing what to do to help. You can try. I'm sure Ryan did. Hopefully he moves forward ok.
  3. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    As I was reading the article I did not recognize the name at first but then realized that it was the same loon who wrecked Carl Pavano's baseball career.

    Sad story but this girl was nuts with a well documented history. Anderson broke one of the cardinal rules - Don't stick your dick in crazy.

  4. Stoney

    Stoney Well-Known Member

    Wow. I vaguely remember that Pavano story but didn't realize it was the same girl.
  5. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Yeah The NY Post had a field day with her. She was the girl in the car when Pavano crashed
    his Porsche.
  6. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    Damn, Boom.
  7. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Kinda of changes the Ballard story narrative a bit. Huh?
  8. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Given that it addresses her mental health issues, not really. But hey, keep pushing that narrative if it makes you happy.
  9. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    That was an excellent story. I'm feel like I should have heard about this at the time, but I don't think I remember it.

    Anderson seems to be adjusting well. I really hope he continues to do so. I'll be rooting for that guy.
  10. JackReacher

    JackReacher Well-Known Member

    Not even slightly.
  11. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    To only mention Carl Pavano in passing leaves a major part of story missing for
    readers. I wonder if Ballard even tried to get some quotes from Pavano.
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  12. Meatie Pie

    Meatie Pie Member

    Great story.

    But there wasn't nearly enough about the writer's own struggles putting together the piece.

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