Los Angeles Angels announce pitcher Tyler Skaggs has died

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatz View Post
    It didn’t include the Reds catcher that killed himself in the stretch run of the 1940 season.

    When Lombardi got hurt for the Series, coach Jimmie Wilson had to fill in for the Reds.
    Terrific SI piece from 1991 about just that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gchs_uk9 View Post
    Terrific SI piece from 1991 about just that.

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    That's where I first knew of the story.

    "All right, now be quiet," the coach said. "I want to tell you something. Willard Hershberger has just destroyed himself."

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChickenWyngz View Post
    Especially if it’s something bad, it’ll leak before then. Too much technology for that stuff to work today.

    Someone will tell someone else in confidence and that someone will become your anonymous source you read about in the paper once their pockets are lined enough.
    Agreed. If we don't know the suspected cause of death before the end of July, it will be shocking.

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    There was a story released by (I believe) the Santa Monica Chronicle that has since been scrubbed from their site after complaints by the Angels.

    The story referenced Skaggs’ passing being related to opioid overdose in which he had gotten prescriptions from multiple doctors and accidentally taken a lethal cocktail of them.

    I hope this is wrong, but having known an MLB teams trainer and a few guys who briefly played on the level it wouldn’t be overly shocking. I’m not saying opioid use is rampant in the MLB, but I will say they can get their hands on just about anything they want.

    I sure hope the article was scrubbed because it is wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChickenWyngz View Post
    There was a story released by (I believe) the Santa Monica Chronicle that has since been scrubbed from their site after complaints by the Angels.

    The story referenced Skaggs’ passing being related to opioid overdose in which he had gotten prescriptions from multiple doctors and accidentally taken a lethal cocktail of them.

    I hope this is wrong, but having known an MLB teams trainer and a few guys who briefly played on the level it wouldn’t be overly shocking. I’m not saying opioid use is rampant in the MLB, but I will say they can get their hands on just about anything they want.

    I sure hope the article was scrubbed because it is wrong.
    I can't be the only person that immediately thought something drug related might have been the cause when a young athlete is found dead in their hotel room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJAlltheWay24 View Post
    I can't be the only person that immediately thought something drug related might have been the cause when a young athlete is found dead in their hotel room.
    That’s literally the first thing I thought of considering the circumstances.

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