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Mind games: the Dontrelle Willis case

Baseball and other sports have yet to address their inability to deal with mental issues

Updated: April 12, 2010, 9:25 AM ET
By Roy S. Johnson | Special to ESPN.com

Torn rotator cuff? No problem. We can fix that.

Injured knee or ankle? Got it. We have Dr. James Andrews on speed dial.

Back issues? Tougher but fixable.

Brain lock? Or some other mental or psychological matter? (Crickets. Crickets. Crickets.)

Something was wrong with Dontrelle Willis. Something big. Something that transformed the most exciting and dominant young pitcher in the game -- a feel-good story, the son of a single mom who worked ...

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