I figured shit like this happened, but during baseball season it's so easy to rack up a nice paycheck I simply don't care. It's also fun to "be interested" in notmyteams games for for the NFL by throwing down like $10 a week. $10 for >12 hours worth of enjoyment is a great value proposition.
I'm actually happy for him, 1) He gets the help he needs, takes a big man to admit he has a problem and seek out the necessary help. 2) He won't be anywhere near the mound for the postseason, which is good for the team.