With 6 hours to go, Red Sox Stats Guy was holding on, just 2 votes behind Kevin DeBruin. Then Deadspin posted about the contest and how close Stats Guy was to DeBruin and it went downhill from there. Suddenly the lead was 60, with no hope for our Stats Guy. TMZ has posted a follow-up to yesterday's story about him and the Hot Blogger Bracket:
Mike C is "teetering on the brink."See what you people have done to Stats Guy?
Inside sources have told TMZ that Mike C has been crying a lot, praying, and extremely withdrawn.
Mike C is in the medical ward at a local hospital. He is in a room by himself with a glass door. For his protection, a sergeant guards the door at all times.
We're told Mike C hasn't eaten or slept since the contest started 4 days ago.
Sources have described his condition today as "fragile" and "despondent." One source called him "a train wreck" while another said he is "sullen and withdrawn."
We've learned his shrink, Dr. Shawn Hutchinson, spent more than two hours with him this afternoon after the Deadspin debacle. Mike's family can't visit today. In the medical ward, families can only visit on Sundays and Tuesdays.
We're told Mike is receiving "appropriate medical attention." We're told he's being given psychotropic medication.