Anna Benson: The New Gold Standard for Bat-Shit Crazy Exes

History will look back at pitcher Kris Benson as just another overpaid, oft-injured blip on the starting-pitcher radar screen.

With his career record of 70-75 and a career ERA of 4.42, along with career earnings in excess of $39 million, on the field and in the wallet there's virtually no difference between Benson and, say, Dave Mlicki, Chris Capuano and Adam Eaton (three of the pitchers to whom Benson is, statistically, most similar according to his page).

Figuratively, baseball's "graveyard" is full of Kris Bensons.

But it's his taste in women that sets Kris Benson "the person" apart from the rest, for Kris Benson married his wife, Anna, back in 1999, and Anna, you see, gives new meaning to the phrase "bat-shit crazy."

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Sean Pendergast is a contributing freelance writer who covers Houston area sports daily in the News section, with periodic columns and features, as well. He also hosts afternoon drive on SportsRadio 610, as well as the post game show for the Houston Texans.
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