User Tag List

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 4 1234 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 39

Thread: MLB Pitcher Found Dead at 27

  1. #1
    Points: 52,665, Level: 56
    Level completed: 7%, Points required for next Level: 1,785
    Overall activity: 48.0%
    Achievements:
    SocialVeteranTagger First Class50000 Experience Points
    roadmaster's Avatar Senior Member
    Karma
    7333
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Posts
    13,543
    Points
    52,665
    Level
    56
    Thanks Given
    2,207
    Thanked 3,475x in 2,693 Posts
    Mentioned
    135 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    MLB Pitcher Found Dead at 27



    The Los Angeles Angels announced today that starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs died in Texas this morning. No cause of death has been determined. Skaggs was 27 years old.

    https://newsbreakinglive.com/2019/07...nd-dead-at-27/

  2. #2
    Points: 31,083, Level: 43
    Level completed: 3%, Points required for next Level: 1,367
    Overall activity: 46.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsSocialVeteran
    Standing Wolf's Avatar Senior Member
    Karma
    303004
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Posts
    11,199
    Points
    31,083
    Level
    43
    Thanks Given
    1,833
    Thanked 9,107x in 5,272 Posts
    Mentioned
    274 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    I never met him, but he was with the Diamondbacks from 2010 to 2013, and those who met him then say that he was always great with the fans - very approachable and a really nice guy.
    "It is a foolish man who believes that he possesses all of the answers unless he is absolutely certain that he has heard all of the questions." - me

    "At some point when you create yourself to make it, you're going to have to either let that creation go and take a chance on being loved or hated for who you really are, or you're going to have to kill who you really are and fall into your grave grasping a character you never were." - Jim Carrey

  3. #3
    Points: 101,639, Level: 77
    Level completed: 65%, Points required for next Level: 911
    Overall activity: 63.0%
    Achievements:
    Social50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    Private Pickle's Avatar Senior Member
    Karma
    177989
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Rocky Mountain High
    Posts
    33,065
    Points
    101,639
    Level
    77
    Thanks Given
    6,275
    Thanked 9,450x in 6,923 Posts
    Mentioned
    192 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Standing Wolf View Post
    I never met him, but he was with the Diamondbacks from 2010 to 2013, and those who met him then say that he was always great with the fans - very approachable and a really nice guy.
    He was pitching MLB when he was 17?
    I find your lack of faith...disturbing...

    -Darth Vader

  4. #4
    Points: 31,083, Level: 43
    Level completed: 3%, Points required for next Level: 1,367
    Overall activity: 46.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsSocialVeteran
    Standing Wolf's Avatar Senior Member
    Karma
    303004
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Posts
    11,199
    Points
    31,083
    Level
    43
    Thanks Given
    1,833
    Thanked 9,107x in 5,272 Posts
    Mentioned
    274 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Private Pickle View Post
    He was pitching MLB when he was 17?
    He didn't make it to the Majors till he was an old man of 21, in 2012...although he WAS only 17 when he was drafted by the Angels in 2009 and began playing for their Rookie level team. He was traded to the Diamondbacks in 2010 and played in the organization's Minor League system for a few years, pitching in a total of 13 games for the Major League team in 2012 and 2013.
    "It is a foolish man who believes that he possesses all of the answers unless he is absolutely certain that he has heard all of the questions." - me

    "At some point when you create yourself to make it, you're going to have to either let that creation go and take a chance on being loved or hated for who you really are, or you're going to have to kill who you really are and fall into your grave grasping a character you never were." - Jim Carrey

  5. #5
    Points: 101,639, Level: 77
    Level completed: 65%, Points required for next Level: 911
    Overall activity: 63.0%
    Achievements:
    Social50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    Private Pickle's Avatar Senior Member
    Karma
    177989
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Rocky Mountain High
    Posts
    33,065
    Points
    101,639
    Level
    77
    Thanks Given
    6,275
    Thanked 9,450x in 6,923 Posts
    Mentioned
    192 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Standing Wolf View Post
    He didn't make it to the Majors till he was an old man of 21, in 2012...although he WAS only 17 when he was drafted by the Angels in 2009 and began playing for their Rookie level team. He was traded to the Diamondbacks in 2010 and played in the organization's Minor League system for a few years, pitching in a total of 13 games for the Major League team in 2012 and 2013.
    Damn. What a shame.
    I find your lack of faith...disturbing...

    -Darth Vader

  6. #6
    Original Ranter
    Points: 519,570, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 99.9%
    Achievements:
    SocialCreated Album picturesOverdrive50000 Experience PointsVeteran
    Awards:
    Posting Award
    Peter1469's Avatar Advisor
    Karma
    424931
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    NOVA
    Posts
    156,364
    Points
    519,570
    Level
    100
    Thanks Given
    91,538
    Thanked 75,907x in 51,362 Posts
    Mentioned
    2210 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It happens in the military a lot- where people with very active (although may not be totally healthy) drop dead during PT (and it is a lot more than the old senior sergeants. Often times it turns out to be a congenital heart problem that was never caught.
    Molon labe
    Please visit my blog http://thepoliticalforums.com/blogs/peter/
    (If a post link does not work, see the archives- it should work there.)

  7. The Following User Says Thank You to Peter1469 For This Useful Post:

    Common (07-16-2019)

  8. #7
    Points: 114,430, Level: 82
    Level completed: 26%, Points required for next Level: 2,220
    Overall activity: 34.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsSocialVeteran
    donttread's Avatar Senior Member
    Karma
    80397
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Posts
    38,749
    Points
    114,430
    Level
    82
    Thanks Given
    6,102
    Thanked 12,362x in 9,368 Posts
    Mentioned
    242 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Wasn't there a theory that drinking binges followed by intense football practice in the heat the next day even caused some HS athletes to drop dead?

  9. #8
    Points: 200,944, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 99.8%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteranOverdrive
    Awards:
    Activity Award
    Tahuyaman's Avatar Senior Member
    Karma
    266030
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    Bremerton Washington or Sayulita Mexico depending on the time of year.
    Posts
    88,841
    Points
    200,944
    Level
    100
    Thanks Given
    10,233
    Thanked 35,004x in 26,179 Posts
    Mentioned
    433 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    It happens in the military a lot- where people with very active (although may not be totally healthy) drop dead during PT (and it is a lot more than the old senior sergeants. Often times it turns out to be a congenital heart problem that was never caught.
    It happens, but not a lot. It's a rare occurrence.

  10. #9
    Points: 200,944, Level: 100
    Level completed: 0%, Points required for next Level: 0
    Overall activity: 99.8%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsVeteranOverdrive
    Awards:
    Activity Award
    Tahuyaman's Avatar Senior Member
    Karma
    266030
    Join Date
    Dec 2014
    Location
    Bremerton Washington or Sayulita Mexico depending on the time of year.
    Posts
    88,841
    Points
    200,944
    Level
    100
    Thanks Given
    10,233
    Thanked 35,004x in 26,179 Posts
    Mentioned
    433 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by donttread View Post
    Wasn't there a theory that drinking binges followed by intense football practice in the heat the next day even caused some HS athletes to drop dead?
    Drinking binges contribute to dehydration.

  11. The Following User Says Thank You to Tahuyaman For This Useful Post:

    donttread (07-12-2019)

  12. #10
    Points: 114,430, Level: 82
    Level completed: 26%, Points required for next Level: 2,220
    Overall activity: 34.0%
    Achievements:
    50000 Experience PointsSocialVeteran
    donttread's Avatar Senior Member
    Karma
    80397
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Posts
    38,749
    Points
    114,430
    Level
    82
    Thanks Given
    6,102
    Thanked 12,362x in 9,368 Posts
    Mentioned
    242 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Tahuyaman View Post
    Drinking binges contribute to dehydration.
    Good point. Also some coaches have less sense than a thermometer does.

+ Reply to Thread

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts


Critical Acclaim
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO