The 1996 American classic of cinema, Space Jam, tells the tale of an alien species that comes to Earth and, as a part of their nefarious plan, embarks upon sapping the talent from some of the best basketball players in the world.

While the “official story” is still that ability-stealing aliens who store their new skills in a glowing ball “do not exist” there is something very real about the results of their dastardly deeds.

In one montage, the afflicted players are seen searching for any remedy, including taking turns on a couch talking to a therapist.

This couch is a place that, at least symbolically, all professional athletes have been in at some point in their career.

Right now, Colorado Rockies reliever Chris Rusin is on that couch, searching for answers.

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Drew E. Creasman was born in Grand Junction, Colorado and currently resides in Boulder, CO. He is a full time Rockies beat writer managing editor of BSN Rockies and a member of the Baseball Writer's Association of America. Follow Drew on Twitter - @DrewCreasman