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Baseball pitcher for LA Angels found dead in hotel room

Only 27. Sad.

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by Anonymousreply 24210/16/2020

Meth and fisting again?

by Anonymousreply 107/01/2019

Very sad! OD?

by Anonymousreply 207/01/2019

Another photo of him.

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by Anonymousreply 307/01/2019

Drugs? Suicide?

by Anonymousreply 407/01/2019

That's mighty jowly for 27.

by Anonymousreply 507/01/2019

He looks like Cameron from Ferris Bueller.

by Anonymousreply 607/01/2019

I don't know, R4. Those are the only details I've heard so far. I read somewhere that his teammates found him, but I can't verify if that's true.

by Anonymousreply 707/01/2019

It's obviously going to be drugs or suicide.

by Anonymousreply 807/01/2019

[quote]Drugs? Suicide?

Gotta be drugs. Probably got something laced with fentanyl.

I’ve said it before: If I was still in my youthful druggy years, this shit would scare me straight.

by Anonymousreply 907/01/2019

[quote] It's obviously going to be drugs or suicide.

Not all of the time!

by Anonymousreply 1007/01/2019

It will be cocaine.

by Anonymousreply 1107/01/2019

At least he got to join the 27 club.

by Anonymousreply 1207/01/2019

r11 OD for coke is rare, no? Don't you have to be binging for days to get enough in your system?

by Anonymousreply 1307/01/2019

Probably a congenital heart condition that went undiscovered.

by Anonymousreply 1407/01/2019

As the southerners say, bless your heart r14.

by Anonymousreply 1507/01/2019

Do we think there was a gay angle here? Gigolos? Bareback meth party?

by Anonymousreply 1607/01/2019

It is not unheard of to put Fentanyl in cocaine. I know quite a few people who were non-opioid users that died from opioid overdoses.Work

by Anonymousreply 1707/01/2019

He just got married.

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by Anonymousreply 1807/01/2019

Looks 37

by Anonymousreply 1907/01/2019

His hometown paper pulling no punches.

[quote]The cause of death has yet to be determined, authorities said. However the cocaine scattered around the room seemed to imply a drug related overdose. Texas police said "no foul play is suspected" meaning his death was either a suicide, or a drug overdose. Given that the millionaire ball player was in perfect health, well, anyone can do the math.

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by Anonymousreply 2007/01/2019

He was drafted right out of high school to play in the major leagues. I never think that's such a good idea.

by Anonymousreply 2107/01/2019

Probably fentanyl-laced cocaine. Dealers cutting coke with that to save money has been causing so many problems.

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by Anonymousreply 2207/01/2019

When young white guys die, it is always a mix of drugs involving cocaine and alcohol, and possibly benzos. I don't think it's mixed with fetanyl.

by Anonymousreply 2307/01/2019

R18 Black widow!

by Anonymousreply 2407/01/2019

Why do we care about the drug death of an unattractive, straight baseball player?

by Anonymousreply 2507/01/2019

How does mixing coke and benzos, in particular, bad?

Surprised about coke and alcohol since coke is huge at clubs so it is always used with alcohol and I don't always hear about ODs from it.

by Anonymousreply 2607/01/2019

Was the batboy blowing it up his ass?

by Anonymousreply 2707/01/2019

How did Stevie Nicks manage to not die from it? She did loads of blow, and booze too. At the same time!

by Anonymousreply 2807/01/2019

Fastball pitcher dead from speedball.

by Anonymousreply 2907/01/2019

R25, he's attractive by DL standards. He's straight, always a plus on DL.

by Anonymousreply 3007/01/2019

[quote] How does mixing coke and benzos, in particular, bad?

Sorry I meant mixing coke with alcohol and benzos. Mixing alcohol with benzos is bad.

by Anonymousreply 3107/01/2019

R24 another photo.

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by Anonymousreply 3307/01/2019

Well hopefully he had insurance. And the wife and start over with one of his teammates

by Anonymousreply 3407/01/2019

R18, They were married 7 months ago.

by Anonymousreply 3507/01/2019

Heaven needed another Angel.

by Anonymousreply 3607/01/2019

Someone did R36; two hours before this thread was started.

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by Anonymousreply 3707/01/2019

He last pitched on Saturday.

by Anonymousreply 3807/01/2019

He was set to play in Texas in the next few days.

by Anonymousreply 3907/01/2019

The come down from coke is a bitch (so I've heard.....). And he was going to warm up with the team the next day?

As far as mixing with benzos- only if you take a shit load. My friend would come down from coke with benzos. He said it made the landing softer.

by Anonymousreply 4007/01/2019

His last tweet was: Howdy y’all

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by Anonymousreply 4107/01/2019

Too much coke and you can stroke out or have a heart attack and die.

by Anonymousreply 4207/01/2019

With his mom.

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by Anonymousreply 4307/01/2019

Who's his dealer? Part of the team?

by Anonymousreply 4407/01/2019

r42 Well yeah, but you hear about the amount of coke these rockers and stars do and you really think he did that much knowing he had to get up tomorrow morning and work out with his team?

by Anonymousreply 4507/01/2019

27 is a cursed year.

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by Anonymousreply 4707/01/2019

Was there peen involved???

by Anonymousreply 4807/01/2019

Was there a disco ball at the scene? A massage table?

by Anonymousreply 4907/01/2019

Someone in a Wonder Woman costume?

by Anonymousreply 5007/01/2019

People Magazine could have used a more flattering photo than the one at OP.

by Anonymousreply 5107/01/2019

Why do all the young athletes get married early? They have hundreds of thousands, sometimes millions. You would think they'd want to play the field, so to speak, for awhile instead of getting a wife just to cheat on her.

by Anonymousreply 5207/01/2019

R52 A lot of them are quite religious so they are encouraged to get married at an early age.

by Anonymousreply 5307/01/2019

The tats didn't tip anyone off that he was probably mentally ill?

by Anonymousreply 5407/01/2019

When a celebrity is found dead and alone in a motel room it's almost always drug related.

by Anonymousreply 5507/01/2019

I've taught a lot of D-1 athletes. They lead very sheltered lives and when they make it big, they want a woman they can trust. A lot of those guys have girlfriends they've been with forever, or who are not as glamorous as you'd expect.

by Anonymousreply 5607/01/2019

Staring at white lines all day can make anyone crave cocaine.

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by Anonymousreply 5707/01/2019

R53 I'm not sure why players' families would encourage early marriage. A lot of these broads who hang around pro athletes are gold diggers. Not saying this widowed wife... it seems like they had been together for a long time.

by Anonymousreply 5807/01/2019

The families prefer them to marry someone young, who is easier to control, and preferably, someone they've known for a long time than to be tempted by gold diggers on the road who might get knocked up.

by Anonymousreply 5907/01/2019

They are usually religious. Religion is really pushed on athletes. Not sure if they are sheltered since girls are throwing their pussies at them all the time. There was a report about molestation and a very high number of boys who have teams that make it far in the Little League World Series have sex with older women.

Anyway- I still don't understand why they get married so early. Their lives are the game you would think they'd want to live it up but they'll cheat non-stop.

by Anonymousreply 6007/01/2019

Stevie said weed and brandy was good for taking her down off a coke high. The she said if you felt sluggish after that you’d just do more coke.

by Anonymousreply 6107/01/2019

r61 But how is anyone functional on coke? It makes you really horny (or so I've heard) and you want to talk nonstop (not that I'd know).

by Anonymousreply 6207/01/2019

What is the hand gesture about in R33's pic?

by Anonymousreply 6307/01/2019

My niece was a sports trainer in college in preparation for her PhD in physical therapy, she said the baseball players are the biggest sluts of every college sport. Sluttier than the football and basketball players.

by Anonymousreply 6407/01/2019

R63, it looks like he's doing the Hawaiian "hang loose" hand sign.

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by Anonymousreply 6507/01/2019

Been reading about this tonight, as am a big baseball fan. He really seemed like a good guy. I feel like you don't often hear about baseball players doing a lot of drugs?? He pitched a few days before, maybe he knew he'd be off at least a few more days so he was doing some shit in the hotel room? It's odd. Very sad. I'm sure more will come out soon.

by Anonymousreply 6607/01/2019

r64 Very true. My cousin played baseball through college. He started having sex at 10 with an older sister of a teammate and was getting it regularly from 10 years on. He claimed to have fucked a few of the baseball friends' moms as young as 12 or 13.

by Anonymousreply 6707/01/2019

Coke is literally one of the easiest recreational drugs to be functional on r61. Its not that intoxicating and it gives you extra energy boost.

That is why it is easy for people with a bad coke problem to spend all their money on it, they will start doing it all the time. A little bump here and there all day.

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by Anonymousreply 6907/01/2019

Now he's a REAL angel

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by Anonymousreply 7007/01/2019

The wife's not Asian?!

by Anonymousreply 7107/01/2019

27 isn't that young for marriage, in some circles. Especially if your education stops at high school.

by Anonymousreply 7207/01/2019

[quote] He was drafted right out of high school to play in the major leagues

I don't think that's too healthy. His mother was a softball coach. Their lives must have revolved around Baseball, what indirectly cost him his life just from the injuries he sustained. Pain>Vicodin>coke>Fentanyl. It has to be Fentanyl.... I hope they do an accurate drug analysis of what he died from. If so, this is another casualty, thanks to the Purdue family.

by Anonymousreply 7307/01/2019

He's one of those people who can look hot in one pic, and homely in another.

He's cute in R3 and R43 but ugly as fuck in R70 (looks like a mentally disabled hillbilly trying to figure out how to wipe his own ass without help).

by Anonymousreply 7407/01/2019

I just know he was in that hotel room doing drugs because he wanted some peen!

by Anonymousreply 7507/01/2019

Well, if he was there with a "mysterious stranger" we'll find out soon enough

by Anonymousreply 7607/01/2019

Aren't athletes drug tested regularly?

by Anonymousreply 7707/01/2019

oh dear!

by Anonymousreply 7807/01/2019

Curious if that Santa Monica "rag" saying coke was found all around the room is real or fake. Most people on reddit are saying it's not reliable.

by Anonymousreply 7907/01/2019

R20 Damn, did he piss off someone at that paper. I can't believe a hometown paper, publishing such an article, before he is even in the ground.

by Anonymousreply 8007/01/2019

None of the DFW media are reporting anything about drugs being found in the hotel room. The Southlake PD has not released any statement that verifies that. I think the Santa Monica paper is making it up. If it proves to be untrue, I hope his family sues the fuck out of them.

by Anonymousreply 8107/01/2019

I'm now realizing that the Santa Monica Observer is not even a real paper, look into for 10 seconds and you will see it is just a fake news joke.

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by Anonymousreply 8207/01/2019

Read the "paper's" about section. Stephen Miller wrote for them. The site of full of Trump bullshit ads.

by Anonymousreply 8307/01/2019

About Santa Monica Observer The Santa Monica Observer is a free weekly print newspaper of general circulation and interest, founded in Santa Monica, California in 1998.

Print edition circulation is around 10,000. In the last five years, more than 10,000,000 people all over the world have viewed

The Newspaper and its content website,, do not shy from controversy. In general, we look at Santa Monica's neoliberal politics with skepticism. Our motto is "Community, Diversity, Sustainability and other Overused Words." But we do not adhere to any party line.

Our previous writers include State Senator Ben Allen; Steven Miller, who now writes speeches for US President Donald J. Trump; Vlasic Hadjric, who writes for Bloomberg News; and numerous other successful journalists.

Our current writers include Samuel Alioto, Sarah Storkin, Stan Greene, and Liz Miller. In the summer of 2016, Liz Miller noticed that a few of her friends from the University of Kansas who lived on North Dakota's Indian Reservations, were posting photos of protests over the Dakota Access Pipeline. She ended up breaking one of the big stories of 2016, after her story received over 2 million hits and was copied by the mainstream media.

In September 2018, the website for Santa Monica Observer (, broke the story of US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s cancer surgery.

Snopes posted an article labeling the story Fake News. As a result, removed the Santa Monica Observer as a news source, and did not reverse the decision after Ginsburg’s staff confirmed that she in fact underwent surgery for pancreatic cancer in January 2019. .

The Santa Monica Observer has no friends at City Hall. In 2009, the City of Santa Monica sued David Ganezer, for violations of California's False Advertising laws (Cal Bus. Prof. Code Section 17500, et seq). The lawsuit was ultimately dismissed and Ganezer prevailed, but the City has never apologized, never paid costs of suit, and never taken the press release down from the City website.

by Anonymousreply 8407/01/2019

Coke, alcohol, benzos, steroids, tatts . . .

YOU do the meth.

by Anonymousreply 8507/01/2019

I hope his family sues the paper, R83.

by Anonymousreply 8607/01/2019

Well, if it turns out he was actually on drugs, they won't have much to sue over.

by Anonymousreply 8707/01/2019

Maybe it's not drugs?

by Anonymousreply 8807/01/2019

Maybe he choked on a sandwich. Was it ham?

by Anonymousreply 8907/01/2019

Baseball doesn't go for booze and dope!

by Anonymousreply 9007/01/2019

Anymore details?

by Anonymousreply 9107/02/2019

Tommy Hanson was another Angels pitcher who died prematurely a few years ago. Maybe there's an Angels pitcher curse.

by Anonymousreply 9207/02/2019

[quote]Baseball doesn't go for booze and dope!


by Anonymousreply 9307/02/2019

At least suicide is not suspected.

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by Anonymousreply 9407/02/2019

The paper has deleted the part about the “cocaine scattered around the room” and any speculation about it being an OD.

by Anonymousreply 9507/02/2019

If it's not foul play or suicide, what else would it be?

by Anonymousreply 9607/02/2019

R96 Accidental OD or natural causes (ruptured aneurysm, heart attack etc.-not likely given his young age.)

by Anonymousreply 9707/02/2019

No mention of a dad. His mom a softball coach, who groomed him starting young. No college-- although he was bright and did well in high school. And married! Does that really sound like a great life? Like the dominoes were lined up before he had a chance.

by Anonymousreply 9807/02/2019

Blood clot, maybe?

by Anonymousreply 9907/02/2019

Fibromyalgia attack?

by Anonymousreply 10007/02/2019

R100, isn't that how our beloved Ginny in Billing went?

by Anonymousreply 10107/02/2019

Nice lips and dimple cleft on his chin.

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by Anonymousreply 10207/02/2019

He would have been 28 this July 13th. Rest In Peace Tyler.

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by Anonymousreply 10307/02/2019

Some pics he looks gorgeous and in others not.

by Anonymousreply 10407/02/2019

Well he had a hot ass, but he couldn't live forever.

by Anonymousreply 10507/02/2019

Speaking of hot asses, has DL fave Anthony Recker commented on this guy’s death?

by Anonymousreply 10607/02/2019

Straight Pro Athletes are Breeders version of gay porn stars. Same ending.

by Anonymousreply 10707/02/2019

Help me out with this one:

Every time _____________, an Angel® gets his wings.

by Anonymousreply 10807/02/2019

R106, no and neither has Susan Dey, the cunt.

by Anonymousreply 10907/02/2019

"He just got married"

So it was a very emotionally-charged time for him. But why not in a good way? Even if it was just an accidental o.d., why the drug addiction?

by Anonymousreply 11007/02/2019

If it turns out drugs were involved, will the Angels cover it up?

by Anonymousreply 11107/02/2019

Angles' manager Brad Ausmus is HOT Asf.

by Anonymousreply 11207/02/2019

R112, He was even hotter when he played.

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by Anonymousreply 11307/02/2019

R112, Amen.

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by Anonymousreply 11407/02/2019

And Brad is smart- He went to Dartmouth.

by Anonymousreply 11507/02/2019

Could be anything. as everyones already mentioned many. a slip in the tub. taking meds/drugs with alcohol in a hot bath? Wouldn't be surprised iof this gets swept under the rug unless there was another person in the room.

by Anonymousreply 11607/02/2019

Poor kid

by Anonymousreply 11707/02/2019

Don't they test players for drugs?

by Anonymousreply 11807/02/2019

[quote]Tommy Hanson was another Angels pitcher who died prematurely a few years ago. Maybe there's an Angels pitcher curse.

I remember that guy. This might have been mentioned here, but another Angels pitcher who died young was Nick Adenhart. He was killed by a drunk driver in 2009

by Anonymousreply 11907/02/2019

A few years ago, Darryl Kile a pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals died during the season in a hotel room. He was only 33 and had 2 arteries that were 98% blocked, so it could be a heart thing.

by Anonymousreply 12007/02/2019


What was on his Ipod?

by Anonymousreply 12107/02/2019

[quote]Don't they test players for drugs?

Yes Rose, you can absolutely trust a sports team to test it self and always come up clean.

by Anonymousreply 12207/02/2019

On a slightly-related note, a friend's son got a full-ride golf scholarship to a nondescript southern college and they test his entire team constantly for drugs, alcohol, pot.  The GOLF team.  WTH?  Apparently it's an NCAA rule?

by Anonymousreply 12307/02/2019

I read that Tyler Skaggs was going to play for Mexico during the next World Baseball Classic to honor his mother who is Mexican.

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by Anonymousreply 12407/02/2019

R124, Mexico? I see a Trump involvement.

by Anonymousreply 12507/02/2019

know ur dealer, our u can git fukd up bad

by Anonymousreply 12607/02/2019

Bet the wife gave him the drugs. They are probably druggies.

by Anonymousreply 12707/02/2019

His wife could have his sperm extracted and become pregnant with his child.

by Anonymousreply 12807/02/2019

The family wants the autopsy report to be released in October, which is when the season ends. I suppose they don’t want his cause of death to be a distraction to the team, but this makes it seem like there was something questionable involved.

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by Anonymousreply 12907/03/2019

R129, Definitely. If his death involved nothing illicit, his family would want the autopsy results made public sooner rather than later, to curtail speculation.

by Anonymousreply 13007/03/2019

[quote][R61] But how is anyone functional on coke? It makes you really horny (or so I've heard) and you want to talk nonstop (not that I'd know).

It affects everyone differently. When I’ve done it in the past, It just made me more relaxed and open in social settings. I did get horny sometimes, other times not so much. The come down is AWFUL. Think of your worst hangover x3. I would be in bed for a couple of days just to recover. Really not worth it.

[quote]Don't they test players for drugs?

It only stays in your system for two weeks. MEAHWHILE, weeds stays for like a month. Aint THAT a bitch?

by Anonymousreply 13107/03/2019

At least he was a pitcher and not a catcher!

by Anonymousreply 13207/03/2019

Totally OT, r131, but I was reminded of when I smoked weed at a Sunday party... totally forgetting that I had a drug test the following Wednesday for a new job. Talk about anxiety—the good news is that I showed up clean. No idea why, but this was about 20 years ago and it was a pee test, so maybe they weren’t that accurate back then. It was a great job, so glad I didn’t flunk.

by Anonymousreply 13307/03/2019

Years ago NFL player Bryan Robinson was found dead in a hotel room surrounded by drugs and booze. He had been in the room with an "unidentified male"

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by Anonymousreply 13407/03/2019

maybe not coke but opioids. He could be taking pain pills for injuries and got addicted and ODed.

by Anonymousreply 13507/03/2019

Yeah, and gremlins could’ve flew out of his ass and strangled him in his sleep, too.

by Anonymousreply 13607/03/2019

[quote]October, which is when the season ends.

Not for everyone.

by Anonymousreply 13707/03/2019

When was the last time the Yankees were in the World Series?

by Anonymousreply 13807/03/2019

While the World Series is played in October, so are the Playoffs.

by Anonymousreply 13907/03/2019

[quote] The family wants the autopsy report to be released in October,

Doesn't this sound fishy?

by Anonymousreply 14007/03/2019

The results of his autopsy could affect his life insurance payoff and perhaps any salary owed to him if he violated team rules.

by Anonymousreply 14107/03/2019

Excellent point, r141.

by Anonymousreply 14207/03/2019

Poor guy. Whens the next one. Dudes that aren't smart or are inherent addicts with that much money usually die, end up out of a job, bankrupt from their team or recover and write a book out of it to make money. Whoever his manager or publicist was should be seen or he actually just died from natural causes

by Anonymousreply 14307/03/2019

He was hung and could lay down the pipe good.

by Anonymousreply 14407/03/2019

Brad Ausmus is a HOT daddy. This is why I don't put stock in someone's age. When you think of 50, his fine ass does not come to mind but I have met many hot guys in their 40's and 50's at the bars.

by Anonymousreply 14507/03/2019

[quote]Yes Rose, you can absolutely trust a sports team to test it self and always come up clean.

Also.....even if a team IS on the "up & up" about drug reporting, it's not like they test the players weekly or monthly (unless a player tested positive previously; which to my knowledge, Skaggs had not).

As I understand it, MLB players (without any history of banned substances) are tested 2-3 times a year. They have to be tested at least twice -- once during spring training, and then again (randomly) at some point during the season. If Skaggs recently had that second test, he might have thought, "Let's party! They won't test me again for at least another couple months."

by Anonymousreply 14607/03/2019

He was so fat. Maybe that’s why he died.

by Anonymousreply 14707/03/2019

I feel sad for his mom.

by Anonymousreply 14807/03/2019

I don't feel sad for his mom. What son wants to follow in his mom's footsteps? How do we know she's so great? Young men don't just die out of the blue.

by Anonymousreply 14907/03/2019

Did he have brothers or other siblings?

by Anonymousreply 15007/03/2019

You would think huh that his new wife would have known her new husband has a problem with cocaine? Unless she was totally clueless or just let it pass as she too was into cocaine... I wonder how much drug abuse is prevalent in MLB and I am not talking about smoking weed.. Should the toxicology report verify an overdose I wonder how MLB will react as this could blow the drug abuse culture within MLB right out in the open. Perhaps MLB has kept this hidden for so long they thought nothing would ever happen like this . Isn't there supposed to be stringent drug testing for drugs like cocaine for example in MLB? So what the hell happened here??

by Anonymousreply 15107/03/2019

My mom was engaged to a player/coach in the MLB after my dad died when I was a child. Most of the players were idiots and they have to juice to stay competitive. The athletes are so far ahead of the drug testers, I have no faith they will ever catch up. These guys can't compete effectively without PEDS. To complicate matters, this player showed signs of Ehlos Danlos syndrome which is whose symptoms include loose and hypermobile joints, among other things. There can be life threatening cardiovascular complications with this condition including blood clots and DVTs. I'm not suggesting this is what happened to him, but the thought crossed my mind.

by Anonymousreply 15207/03/2019

We don't know that it's coke! It was pure speculation by a rag.

I think more likely pain pills.

by Anonymousreply 15307/03/2019

[quote]What son wants to follow in his mom's footsteps?

You ask this on a gay message board?

by Anonymousreply 15407/04/2019

"The athletes are so far ahead of the drug testers'

How R152?

by Anonymousreply 15507/04/2019

[quote]Should the toxicology report verify an overdose I wonder how MLB will react as this could blow the drug abuse culture within MLB right out in the open.

Bless your heart.

by Anonymousreply 15607/04/2019

R154 the key word in that sentence is "wants."

by Anonymousreply 15707/04/2019

R113 So hot!!! Love the natural manliness of a straight man and how a lot of them leave their chest hair intact. Unlike the typical muscle queen who removes all body hair.

by Anonymousreply 15807/04/2019

R158 is posting from 2003. Removing all body hair hasn't been a thing for quite awhile, dearie.

by Anonymousreply 15907/04/2019

Body hair is gross and carries bacteria.

by Anonymousreply 16007/04/2019

In happier times.

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by Anonymousreply 16107/04/2019

[quote]R154 the key word in that sentence is "wants."

The question remains the same. Lol.

by Anonymousreply 16207/04/2019

"I don't feel sad for his mom. What son wants to follow in his mom's footsteps? How do we know she's so great? Young men don't just die out of the blue."

Man, do DLers have to blame EVERYTHING on women?

by Anonymousreply 16307/04/2019

R155, athletes who dope work with people who understand how to cycle illegal drugs through the body and mask the presence of drugs to evade testers. Lance Armstrong, famously, never failed a drug test. There is an incredible amount of money involved in sports, so the chemists and doctors who help athletes dope are always state-of-the-art.

by Anonymousreply 16407/04/2019

r155 that's exactly right. I used to also be around a lot of professional runners earlier in my life and every single one who was successful, knew how to take them at the right time, train hard, and maintain that edge after the drugs were undetected.

by Anonymousreply 16507/04/2019

yes, I no longer look forward to the Olympics, all drug cheats.

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by Anonymousreply 16707/05/2019

[quote] Updates?

Still dead.

by Anonymousreply 16807/05/2019
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by Anonymousreply 16907/07/2019

The Santa Monica Observer received death threats and lawsuits after their initial hit piece on Skaggs.

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by Anonymousreply 17007/07/2019

Cut or uncut?

by Anonymousreply 17107/07/2019

[quote] Cut or uncut?

It depends on the cause of death.

by Anonymousreply 17207/07/2019

They wanted to start a family.

I'm kinda glad they didn't.

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by Anonymousreply 17307/08/2019

R173, Did he have a brother?

by Anonymousreply 17407/08/2019

Nobody should start a family.

by Anonymousreply 17507/08/2019

People like that should not start families. All we ever get as a society out of that is shallow, narcissistic, entitle Kardashian types. None of those kids ever seem to grow up and do great things for other people, instead they want to be in the limelight just like mom and day furthering their self involved behavior. Even worse, they usually lack the little bit of talent that their parents had.

by Anonymousreply 17607/09/2019

r176, 99% of criminals are from poor families, not rich ones. So I'm not sure why you think it's a tragedy that a well-off athlete would want to have kids.

by Anonymousreply 17707/10/2019

Most PRO athletes are illegal drug users R177. That makes them criminals. This guy is a perfect example. He just never got arrested.

by Anonymousreply 17807/13/2019

The wagons have circled. If he did die from drugs or something unsavory, we'll never know. The mother is a saint. The wife is a saint. Tyler's a saint. This never happened.

by Anonymousreply 17907/15/2019

OMG. What ever happened with this?! Thanks to my thread watcher, or else I never would have thought of this guy again. And I'm a regular baseball watcher/fan. Anyone?

by Anonymousreply 18008/14/2019

Oh boy.

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by Anonymousreply 18108/30/2019

Didn't his family want the results revealed in October?

by Anonymousreply 18208/30/2019

Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs had the opioids fentanyl and oxycodone along with alcohol in his system when he was found dead in his Texas hotel room July 1, according to a toxicology report released Friday by the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office.

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by Anonymousreply 18308/30/2019

That’s pretty hardcore. I wonder if he intentionally did the fentanyl. Seems like the combo with oxycodone is a guaranteed killer.

by Anonymousreply 18408/30/2019

R183 Un oh. Another opioids death.

by Anonymousreply 18508/30/2019

Oh nooooo What was he doing messing with that shit on the road with his team though? Wasn’t he playing in a game the next day? And drinking too...damn dude.

by Anonymousreply 18608/30/2019

R184 I bet it was some illicit oxycodone he got off the street. They mix fentanyl in with it.

by Anonymousreply 18708/30/2019

^^ That’s what killed Prince. Oxycodone cut with fentanyl.

by Anonymousreply 18808/30/2019

Tyler Skaggs' family says the death “may involve an employee of the Los Angeles Angels.”

His dealer?

by Anonymousreply 18908/30/2019

His BAC was .12 (.08 is legally impaired.)

by Anonymousreply 19008/30/2019

.12 is nothing

by Anonymousreply 19108/30/2019

So it was drugs? *Shocker*

It's always drugs.

by Anonymousreply 19208/30/2019

R191 None of the blood levels were high enough to cause death by themselves, it was combining them that was fatal.

by Anonymousreply 19308/30/2019

First the chef, now the baseball player. I guess from here on out whenever someone “dies unexpectedly,” disappears and/or is found dead we should just assume it was fentanyl until proven otherwise.

by Anonymousreply 19408/30/2019

It's always that combination that gets you. Alcohol is really dangerous when mixed with opoids and/or benzos.

by Anonymousreply 19508/30/2019

Fentanyl is dangerous period. It doesn't need the addition of alcohol to kill you.

by Anonymousreply 19608/30/2019

He looked 35.

by Anonymousreply 19708/30/2019

Adding alcohol seals the deal though.

by Anonymousreply 19808/30/2019

Just a few years ago people were talking about oxycontin the same they do fetanyl now-- as if just looking at it or touching it would make you an addict and kill you. It's ridiculous.

Yes fetanyl is dangerous but it doesn't kill every person every time. And a guy like that probably gets his drugs from a reliable supplier of medical-grade drugs. He's not a junkie in West Virginia buying crap cut on the street ten different ways. Unless he's taking a massive dose he's not used to taking there is no reason that Fetanyl would kill him instantly.

The truth is that when you mix alcohol with benzos AND opioids you are taking a huge risk. It depresses your breathing ten different ways.

The way we talk about drugs in this country is 100% stupid and if people were more honest about the dangers of alcohol we'd all be better off.

I imagine in 20 years or so there will be a better understanding of the risks of high-potency marijuana and we'll go through a similar panic then. Maybe it will lead to something better.

by Anonymousreply 19908/30/2019

Yeah the say mixture - but I’d say fentanyl is the killer. That shit is no joke. A drop of it can kill. Even the oxy and alcohol probably wouldn’t have done it.

by Anonymousreply 20008/30/2019

When rich whites die of OD, the reaction is “Oh dear!” And when poor blacks die of OD, the reaction is “Oh well!”

by Anonymousreply 20108/30/2019

I called it! I said it was pain pills weeks and weeks ago. His family is so in denial...

by Anonymousreply 20208/30/2019

I don't understand, what is the effect? What kind of high?

so fucking stupid.

by Anonymousreply 20308/30/2019

R199 Fentanyl has a very low margin of safety though- the difference between a non lethal dose and one that will make you stop breathing is very small. Fentanyl has been used for years in anesthesia and it’s very easy to tip the scale just enough to induce apnea (no breathing.) That’s why it’s only used in monitored settings where you watch their breathing every second and also why fentanyl kills so often in people who take opioids laced with fentanyl.

And I bet the guy didn’t even know he was taking fentanyl, it was probably cut into the oxycodone he took. Add alcohol to the picture and boom you’re dead.

by Anonymousreply 20408/30/2019

I had nothing to do with it!

by Anonymousreply 20508/30/2019

The only guy who died of natural causes unexpectedly was Cameron Boyce, the Disney kid.

It looks like the drugs were not lethal, it was him choking on his own vomit that did him in.

by Anonymousreply 20608/30/2019

Weird that he threw up. I thought fentanyl killed by depressing respiration. And he didn’t drink enough to get sick. Odd.

by Anonymousreply 20708/30/2019

Fentanyl can make you nauseous and prone to throwing up especially with oxycodone thrown in there too. And it depresses your airway reflexes (cough and gag reflex) so anything that comes up goes right down your trachea and you die.

by Anonymousreply 20808/30/2019

Explain please, R207.

by Anonymousreply 20908/30/2019

Jimi Hendrix also choked on his own vomit and died after drugging.

by Anonymousreply 21008/30/2019

He was no Angel.

by Anonymousreply 21108/30/2019

Why dose everyone in the straight world act like these guys are gods? They are no different than the numerous drug addicted, attention seeking porn stars that do the same thing. Seriously, what to porn stars do? They entertain us. What do sports stars do? Same thing only less sexually satisfying. Neither is really much of a gift to the world. Especially sport figures. Wow, you can hit a ball with a stick, so ground breaking, what a gift to mankind. At least with porn you can watch it over and over and get something out of it. Who watches a game more than once?

by Anonymousreply 21208/31/2019

r212 because being good at sports is what counts in the straight world. Like in the gay world seeing how many loads you can take before getting HIV is important.

by Anonymousreply 21308/31/2019

[quote]Why dose everyone in the straight world act like these guys are gods?

Oh, dear!

by Anonymousreply 21408/31/2019

[quote] Why dose everyone in the straight world act like these guys are gods?

Appropriate post.

by Anonymousreply 21508/31/2019

Has DL fave Anthony Recker still not commented on this guy’s death?

by Anonymousreply 21608/31/2019

An Angels employee was supplying him with drugs

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by Anonymousreply 21710/13/2019

I fucking knew he had a drug problem. And they were trying to make him out to be a goody goody type. LOL.

by Anonymousreply 21810/13/2019

Why do so many people die at age 27?

by Anonymousreply 21910/13/2019

When a family is in denial (ie His Mother) family is usually the problem.

by Anonymousreply 22010/13/2019

R220 Can't blame Mom - she didn't buy the drugs and make him take them. She probably didn't even know about them. Very sad case of a young man gone wrong.

by Anonymousreply 22110/13/2019

[quote] Why do so many people die at age 27?

27 is the age of consent in heaven and Jesus likes them barely legal.

by Anonymousreply 22210/13/2019

"When a family is in denial (ie His Mother) family is usually the problem."

It's far from uncommon for baseball players to get hooked on painkillers. Don't blame their mommies.

by Anonymousreply 22310/13/2019

Why not blame Mom? The family will blame others, like those who supplied him. Happy, content people don't abuse drugs and alcohol-- and masquerade to their mother and newlywed wife. That was one screwed up kid, who everybody touted as perfect.

by Anonymousreply 22410/14/2019

Look at those Instagram and wedding pictures gaylings and remember that you never know what people are dealing with. I just had a heart to heart with a young friend who is having a hard time right now because he is comparing himself to what he is seeing online and feeling like a failure. This guy had it all, he had everything most people think they want and he was in a hotel room alone taking fucking fentanyl.

by Anonymousreply 22510/14/2019

R224, maybe his problems stem from adult issues, not childhood ones. You are just trying to blame a woman

by Anonymousreply 22610/14/2019

[quote] Why dose everyone in the straight world act like these guys are gods? They are no different than the numerous drug addicted, attention seeking porn stars that do the same thing. Seriously, what to porn stars do? They entertain us. What do sports stars do? Same thing only less sexually satisfying. Neither is really much of a gift to the world. Especially sport figures. Wow, you can hit a ball with a stick, so ground breaking, what a gift to mankind. At least with porn you can watch it over and over and get something out of it. Who watches a game more than once?

In the past we were raised to suppress and hide our emotions in public. The sports and entertainment industry gave us a permission slip to express some emotions. And that is why people celebrate sports stars and entertainers, because they allowed us to express emotions of joy and gratitude.

For the longest time sports was the only way guys were allowed to worship and appreciate other guys without it being considered gay.

by Anonymousreply 22710/14/2019

R226 I'm a woman and a mother, so I have every right to suggest a woman may be to blame. Otherwise the guy wouldn't have had to hide his behavior.

by Anonymousreply 22810/15/2019

R227 clearly you don’t know the hours, training and dedication that go into being one of those few lucky and talented ones that can hit the ball with a stick do well, they actually get paid for it, some a lot more than others. Baseball may not be your thing (except when you eroticize it and stupidly compare it to porn, which I can’t begin to list all the reasons why that’s all kinds of wrong) but please try to respect it as a sport, and if you can’t, at least recognize that the kind of entertainment it provides, comes backed by countless hours of sacrifice and huge money deals. It’s not a means for fans to get off erotically like you’d love it to be, but it is one of the few situations that permit grown up men and women to show emotion extremes - laughing and crying, again NOT porn - and just leave it be. And yes, many people can watch the same play repeatedly.

Did you know that if the Washington Nationals won the next game against the Cardinals, not only will they be a Wild Card team going all the way to the World Series, but it will also be the first time they actually GO to the World Series. And you see, I’m not a Nationals fan, but it doesn’t matter because this is the kind of shit us baseball fans live for. You got your hobbies and I got mine. No need to trivialize either.

by Anonymousreply 22910/15/2019

R228, you're not a woman but this is the internet where people can pretend to be anything to make a point

You're so stupid that you want to blame a grown man's problems on his mom with zero evidence. Maybe some of you Einsteins don't get this but athletes - shock! - get injured all the time which leads many of them to get addicted to painkillers

by Anonymousreply 23010/15/2019

R228, you're not a woman but this is the internet where people can pretend to be anything to make a point

You're so stupid that you want to blame a grown man's problems on his mom with zero evidence. Maybe some of you Einsteins don't get this but athletes - shock! - get injured all the time which leads many of them to get addicted to painkillers

by Anonymousreply 23110/15/2019

R230 Only a mother who's taken responsibility for the mistakes she made rearing her children can make a comment like I did. It's the women in the story who had the most invested in Tyler Skaggs' saintliness. That's a heavy burden for a child, grown or not. There was a huge mythic story built around his upbringing and success that screams to me: trapped in something you have no control over. But hey, buy whatever simplistic reason you want for addiction.

by Anonymousreply 23210/16/2019

When did she say he was a saint? Maybe she didn't want to admit he used drugs but I'd say she has that in common with 99.999% of parents.

Your reasons for addiction seem pretty simplistic. And you obviously don't know much about professional athletes, I guess that's to be expected from a frau. I love it when people blame parents for the problems of their grown offspring, as if those grownups have no responsibility for their own actions.

by Anonymousreply 23310/16/2019

Alright girls. Why dont you both take a breath and move on to another thread.

by Anonymousreply 23410/16/2019

A former team employee was arrested by the feds and charged.

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by Anonymousreply 23508/08/2020

He was disgustingly at the memorial on the field for him. Wonder what the fuck he was thinking.

He’s on the left in the black pants.

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by Anonymousreply 23608/08/2020

He was a junkie. Of course his death is ruled an 'accident,' and will undoubtedly be added to the Covid roll, so the hospital can collect federal aid.

by Anonymousreply 23708/08/2020

Wow, R236 - how the fuck would someone show up for that? What a psycho.

by Anonymousreply 23808/08/2020

If you go back and read some of the earlier posts, it's amazing how spot on many of them were.

Now the question will be who were the other team members being supplied and did the team know about it as claimed by the accused.

I bet this goes on all the time.

by Anonymousreply 23908/08/2020

r237 You really think he died from COVID over a year ago?

by Anonymousreply 24008/08/2020

Eric Prescott Kay, former official with the Los Angeles Angels, was indicted in the overdose death of pitcher Tyler Skaggs, prosecutors said. 01:12 (CNN)A former official with the Los Angeles Angels baseball team has been indicted on drug distribution charges in the 2019 fentanyl overdose death of Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs, federal prosecutors said.

A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted Eric Prescott Kay on one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance and one count of distribution of a controlled substance resulting in death and serious bodily injury, according to documents filed with the US District Court in Fort Worth. Kay is a former communications director for the Angels. The first charge carries a sentence of up to 20 years in prison, and the second count 20 years to life, according to the US Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Texas. Skaggs, 27, died on July 1, 2019, in a hotel in Southlake, Texas, before the team was set to play the Texas Rangers.

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