Tyler Skaggs passes away

bosox79

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Damn. Seems baseball has lost a lot of young, promising players over the last few years.

RIP.
 

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How does a 27 year old just pass away? Wtf???
Congenital heart conditions often go undetected and undiagnosed right up until the moment they kill you, and it can happen at any age. Not that there's anything to indicate that's the case with Skaggs (yet), but it wouldn't shock me if that is what happened here. At least, I'm hoping this is more a Darryl Kile situation than a Tommy Hanson situation.

A tragedy no matter what the reason, though.
 

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Wow. After Adenhart, their franchise deserves a break.

Let’s hope there’s no fucking drawings of this one mocking him.
 

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Congenital heart conditions often go undetected and undiagnosed right up until the moment they kill you, and it can happen at any age. Not that there's anything to indicate that's the case with Skaggs (yet), but it wouldn't shock me if that is what happened here. At least, I'm hoping this is more a Darryl Kile situation than a Tommy Hanson situation.

A tragedy no matter what the reason, though.
One of my best friend's brothers died at age 20 from that. He was a collegiate rower and had never known he had a heart problem until he suddenly passed away during a workout. It's very scary.
 

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This really sucks. I can't even think of his name without singing the "I'm gonnna Tyler Skaagggs" theme from the CBS Sports Podcast. Heart goes out to all involved but sheesh. Go hug your loved ones.
 

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First Nick Adenhart, now Tyler Skaggs. Just the worst deja vu for that organization.
Not exactly first. When Adenhart died, they cited the "Angels curse"


Pitcher Nick Adenhart, 22, car accident, 2009
Outfielder Lyman Bostock, 27, shot to death, 1978
Shortstop Mike Miley, 23, car accident, 1977
Infielder Chico Ruiz, 33, car accident, 1972
Pitcher Tyler Skaggs, 27, unknown, 2019
Pitcher Dick Wantz, 25, brain tumor, 1965
 

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This is devastating. MLBN reported police said it wasn’t suicide, and that statement says no foul play.

The Angels have lost two great young stars. Ugh.
 

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Not exactly first. When Adenhart died, they cited the "Angels curse"


Pitcher Nick Adenhart, 22, car accident, 2009
Outfielder Lyman Bostock, 27, shot to death, 1978
Shortstop Mike Miley, 23, car accident, 1977
Infielder Chico Ruiz, 33, car accident, 1972
Pitcher Tyler Skaggs, 27, unknown, 2019
Pitcher Dick Wantz, 25, brain tumor, 1965
And then there’s the sad unique case of Donnie Moore, 35, self-inflicted, 1989
 

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This is so terrible. RIP.

I can't imagine going through something like this as a teammate, but sadly enough this is the third time in Albert Pujols' career that he has lost a teammate during the season (Darryl Kile 2002, Josh Hancock 2007, Skaggs).
 

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Giancarlo Stanton, who was very tight with the late Jose Fernandez, with IMO a very moving Instagram post:

"RIP Bro, My heart goes out to your family My message to the @angels while having no time for yourself to grieve is to hug each other, laugh, cry, lift the ones taking it extra hard up.
You’re going to wonder why all of this is happening , is it real, why are u suiting up to play a game that seems irrelevant.
Some Anger will ensue while u have to grieve in a fish bowl.. A lot will go through your mind. So stay together through that.
The first days back to schedule are the weirdest feeling, from the energy to the questions to having to walk by his locker.
Try to Focus & understand how important your strength is for his family, all of your supporters & anyone looking for the power to overcome something. They’re looking @ you for guidance. So you all really need each other right now.
Stay strong fellas I’m thinking about you!"

 

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A terrible story in every dimension, but very kind and thoughtful stuff from Giancarlo.
 

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And Luis Valbuena, who's last team was the Angels before he was released in August and shot to death a few months later.