This is horrible. I had no idea this is why Billy Koch left baseball. I hope they find out what the disease is and can cure it.
"OAKLAND -- A horrifying and fascinating disease is affecting thousands of people in the Bay Area, along the Gulf Coast and in Florida. Though some doctors have claimed the malady is psychosomatic, other scientists are making headway unraveling the mystery of Morgellons Disease.
Former Oakland A's pitcher Billy Koch has it. And so do his wife and their three children. And though they can afford top medical care, doctors have no answers.
It started in Oakland four years ago. Koch saved 44 games and was the top reliever in the major leagues. His fastball wowed crowds. And then the strangeness began."
"Within two years -- at age 29 -- Billy Koch was out of baseball, partly because of the uncontrollable muscle twitching that went on for months at a time and often kept up him up all night.
The disease is characterized by slow healing skin lesions that often extrude small, dark filaments, especially after bathing.
"That's when it would really just ooze -- literally ooze out of my skin," explained Brandi Koch."
Here's the whole long article