Ed Ryan entered the baseball blogosphere baggage in hand – emotional baggage. As a retired Marine, he endured the psychological effects from service in Operation: Desert Storm. After returning home to New Jersey he started a career in law enforcement and more stress: September 11.
“For about a year we were going to funerals back to back to back, that was numbing,” said Ryan. “I was fried. I needed an outlet a healthy one not drinking, drugs or women.”
He needed a distraction.