How Professional Athletes Deal With a Fear of Flying

From an AP story by Janie McCauley headlined “Some athletes with a fear of flying are leaning on greater resources than their predecessors”:

San Francisco Giants star Joc Pederson is scared to fly. Outfielder Seth Brown of the Oakland Athletics, too.

They are hardly the only ones. Longtime manager Dusty Baker would bet that anxiety in the air has shortened more than a few careers. He recalls watching terrified teammates and coaches cling tightly to photos of their loved ones during bumpy flights.