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http://www.fresnobee.com/sports/story/1187997.html

Kinda. Hometown article

"I'm not talking down on the kid, because I really like him," Trembley said in an MLB.com report. "He ought to let up on himself is what he ought to do. He ought to take a deep breath, smell the roses and realize he's in the big leagues. It doesn't look like he enjoys it."

Olson said he's spent time this offseason with a sports psychologist who's helped him to do just that -- simplify his life on and off the field, remove some of the pressure and not try to do too much.

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I tell you...this story just reminds me of how baseball players compared to the other sports are the biggest prima-donnas.

Garrett...but you are 25 years old, playing a kid's sport, and making pretty decent cash. You have potentially 10 more years left in the majors especially since you are a lefty.

Sorry to hear your major problems and needing to go see a shrink. :rolleyes:

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The amount of pressure in being 25, having the world at your feet, and having the pressure of performing in front of millions of people every night can't be underestimated.

Here's to hoping Olson can find happiness and relief through whichever healthy avenue he chooses. I'm glad he's turning to professional help rather than booze, pills, and ladies. It will prolong his career and help him organize his life much more efficiently.

Best of luck to him. :)

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I tell you...this story just reminds me of how baseball players compared to the other sports are the biggest prima-donnas.

Garrett...but you are 25 years old, playing a kid's sport, and making pretty decent cash. You have potentially 10 more years left in the majors especially since you are a lefty.

Sorry to hear your major problems and needing to go see a shrink. :rolleyes:

Brilliant.

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The amount of pressure in being 25, having the world at your feet, and having the pressure of performing in front of millions of people every night can't be underestimated.

Here's to hoping Olson can find happiness and relief through whichever healthy avenue he chooses. I'm glad he's turning to professional help rather than booze, pills, and ladies. It will prolong his career and help him organize his life much more efficiently.

Best of luck to him. :)

I don't mean to speak out of turn, but I think you underestimate just how great a life of booze, pills, and ladies can be.

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Originally Posted by skinsfan93 View Post

I tell you...this story just reminds me of how baseball players compared to the other sports are the biggest prima-donnas.

Garrett...but you are 25 years old, playing a kid's sport, and making pretty decent cash. You have potentially 10 more years left in the majors especially since you are a lefty.

Sorry to hear your major problems and needing to go see a shrink.

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Brilliant.

I was thinking of another word....:rolleyes:

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In all seriousness, I can't imagine doing my job while thousands of people watched, and criticised my every move. Sure, there is tons of pressure, and few can perform well in that environment, that's part of the reason the money is good.

But it is what it is...if he can overcome, he stands to make a good living, if not, he will have to do something else.

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Olson seems like such a good guy. I hope he cracks that rotation along with Bedard and does well.

I have to second that. Olson always came off like a good guy. I wish he had developed here because he tore through the farm system. However, I am looking forward to Felix Pie patrolling left.

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