“#Angels have announced that pitcher Tyler Skaggs died this morning in Texas. The game vs. #Rangers has been canceled.”
No details but RIP
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.How does a 27 year old just pass away? Wtf???
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.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.
Not exactly first. When Adenhart died, they cited the "Angels curse"First Nick Adenhart, now Tyler Skaggs. Just the worst deja vu for that organization.
And then there’s the sad unique case of Donnie Moore, 35, self-inflicted, 1989Not 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
We were shocked to learn that it may involve an employee of the Los Angeles Angels. We will not rest until we learn the truth about how Tyler came into possession of these narcotics, including who supplied them. To that end, we have hired attorney Rusty Hardin to assist us.
Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid similar to morphine but 50 to 100 times more potent on a weight-by-weight basis. When taken in uncontrolled concentrations by unsuspecting users, or by users whose opioid tolerance has not been heightened by long-term use, the drug is more likely even than prescription opioids to suppress respiration and cause death.
Tests showed 38 nanograms per milliliter of the prescription-strength pain killer oxycodone, the use of which is prohibited by Major League Baseball’s Joint Drug and Prevention Program, and a blood-alcohol level of 0.122%.
I lost someone I really love to opiate addiction, and can’t agree more. I can’t believe how easy it is to get. I had a staph infection about 18 months ago, and I was going to The Caribbean on vacation, I asked my doctor for an emergency prescription of Kerflex in case I got sick again, they told me no, and that’s for a simple antibiotic.insane how easy we have made it to get opiates like those. Thousands of people thrown in jail for small time shit while big pharma companies pump these pills out making billions. Fentanyl is only gonna come from some black market source, and i imagine trainers could just prescribe painkillers?
Well, Skaggs died from choking on his vomit, so it wasn't the fentanyl that killed him in this instance. Indirectly, it probably knocked him out cold so he could choke to death. But, yes, fentanyl is a killer. Brutally bad story. As a former opiate addict, these stories always scare the heck out of me. I got lucky. Many don't.I have lost a few friends myself. it is very easy to overdose on that stuff especially when you are mixing it with alcohol. That BAC is like 6 pints in 2 hours, coupled with some pain meds(that he probably had a tolerance to) and even a little spike of fentanyl, is all it takes to kill someone.
No. Absolutely not. Fentanyl is almost exclusively used in a hospital setting on a monitored (telemetry) patient and dosed in MICROgrams. It is occasionally used as a transdermal (a controlled release patch) adjunct in chronic cancer pain management. Occasionally, it issued for other chronic pain conditions but that type of usage is pretty rare (and, in my opinion, reckless). The patches are typically reserved for palliative care/hospice etc. I have occasionally removed multiple patches from ODing patients. Fenatanyl abuse is a one-way ticket towards death. Narcan isn't terribly effective either. Nasty, nasty drug. The high isn't even very good, I'm told. The half life is very short so it's a quick acting agent which makes it useful in trauma resuscitations and (paradoxically) the elderly...hip fractures, etc. Less long term respiratory and vasoactive (BP) depression.Would a team doctor prescribe Fentanyl for pain?
I guess that's possible. Or perhaps he got it outside of the auspices of the teamPrince took what he thought was a Vicodin but it was black market and laced with fentanyl, I imagine that’s what happened here-some team employee scored him some pain meds not knowing what exactly he got, just so sad
I guess that's possible. Or perhaps they did some investigating and knew the factsIs that really the takeaway? Throw shit out there and when it sticks get vindicated?