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#1 lecroy24fan

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Posted 01 July 2019 - 03:07 PM

 

 

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#2 Vanimal46

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Posted 01 July 2019 - 03:11 PM

Yikes. Terrible news.

#3 LA VIkes Fan

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Posted 01 July 2019 - 03:36 PM

He was "found in his room unresponsive" and pronounced dead at the scene. Really tragic. 

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#4 Seth Stohs

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Posted 01 July 2019 - 03:36 PM

Angels statement:

 

 

 

Twins Tweet:

 

 

 

Nelson Cruz tweet:

 

 

 

Phil Hughes tweet:

 

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#5 Kelly Vance

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Posted 01 July 2019 - 03:56 PM

Wow!

Just Wow!

 

So young.


#6 glunn

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Posted 01 July 2019 - 03:59 PM

This is very sad. I will pray for his family.

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Posted 01 July 2019 - 04:06 PM

Wow. This is really sad. Prayers for his family and the Angels Organization. He's my age and just got married last year. Tragic. 


#8 stringer bell

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Posted 01 July 2019 - 04:47 PM

So sad. So much of life to live.

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Posted 01 July 2019 - 04:50 PM

Absolutely insane. That organization in 10 years has lost Nick Adenhart, Tommy Hanson, Luis Valbuena, and now Skaggs.

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Posted 01 July 2019 - 07:33 PM

 

Absolutely insane. That organization in 10 years has lost Nick Adenhart, Tommy Hanson, Luis Valbuena, and now Skaggs.

 

I was going to say.... I got chills upon hearing the news, so soon after Alex Meyer's career came to an abrupt end.

 

Using the word "jinx" in the news of this horrible tragedy is wildly insensitive, but this is too much sorrow and heartache for a company whose sole product is athletes at their physical peak in employing 20- and 30-somethings

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Posted 01 July 2019 - 07:36 PM

Impossible to process.

It is amazing how many eggs one can break without making a decent omelet.


#12 DocBauer

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Posted 01 July 2019 - 08:25 PM

Just horrible news! A life snuffed out all too soon. Absolutely prayers sent to family and friends.

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Posted 01 July 2019 - 09:02 PM

Wow ... RIP Tyler ... Here one day, gone the next ... Too young ... He pitched at a game that I attended this season (served up a Polanco bomb) ... Sympathy to the family and Angels team

#14 stringer bell

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Posted 02 July 2019 - 08:01 AM

Apparently he and ex-Twin Trevor Plouffe were close, despite about a six-year age difference. For some reason I follow Plouffe on intstagram and he had a long tribute to Skaggs.


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Posted 02 July 2019 - 08:41 AM

Deepest condolences to his family and friends. Just another reminder that life is too short so don't pass up any opportunity to hug the ones you love and tell others how much you care. You never know when you'll get another chance.


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Posted 02 July 2019 - 08:55 AM

Apparently he and ex-Twin Trevor Plouffe were close, despite about a six-year age difference.

FWIW b-r.com lists both as growing up within a few miles of each other in the suburbs north of LA, so it's very possible there's a family/social connection.

It is amazing how many eggs one can break without making a decent omelet.


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Posted 02 July 2019 - 10:04 AM

This is such tragic news, whether you knew the young man or not. It's always sadder when a young life is cut down in springtime of life.

 

This poem came to mind when I heard the news. It's hard to read without a tear.

 

To an Athlete Dying Young
by- A. E. Houseman
The time you won your town the race
We chaired you through the market-place;
Man and boy stood cheering by,
And home we brought you shoulder-high.

 

Today, the road all runners come,
Shoulder-high we bring you home,
And set you at your threshold down,
Townsman of a stiller town.

 

Smart lad, to slip betimes away
From fields where glory does not stay,
And early though the laurel grows
It withers quicker than the rose.

 

Eyes the shady night has shut
Cannot see the record cut,
And silence sounds no worse than cheers
After earth has stopped the ears.

 

Now you will not swell the rout
Of lads that wore their honours out,
Runners whom renown outran
And the name died before the man.

 

So set, before its echoes fade,
The fleet foot on the sill of shade,
And hold to the low lintel up

The still-defended challenge-cup.

 

And round that early-laurelled head
Will flock to gaze the strengthless dead,
And find unwithered on its curls
The garland briefer than a girl’s.

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