Jeff Reardon is one of the top relief pitchers in baseball history. He ranks sixth all-time in "saves" -- the most important statistic for relief pitchers. He played in Boston, Montreal, and Minnesota. Today he's 50 years old. And he's in jail for armed robbery.
Reardon had a 20-year-old son who died of a drug overdose in February 2004, which has been "very difficult for him and his family," according to the news, and he has been on medication for depression.
And so what should be a shocking "man bites dog" story degrades into another run-of-the-mill account of yet another person, once able and valuable, turned into a threat to society by psychiatric drugs. So what's new?