Monday, July 1, 2019


Horrible story out a short time ago about the loss of Angels starting pitcher, Tyler Skaggs.

The New York Times reports the following:
"Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs, 27, died Monday in a hotel room several hours before his team was scheduled to play the Texas Rangers."

"The police in Southlake, Tex., said they had found Skaggs dead in a room at the team hotel after responding to a call about an unconscious male." They said they did not suspect foul play. A spokeswoman for the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office said it had not yet received Skaggs’s body."

Skaggs was only 27 years old. The sports world has already reacted, especially teammates like Mike Trout.

The Angels have a history of tragedy of the years. In December of last year Luis Valbuena, died in Venezuela after highway robbers ambushed his car, which crashed.
10 years ago, Nick Adenhart, a 22-year-old rookie, was killed by a drunk driver just hours after making his season debut in 2009. This April, Skaggs retweeted a Los Angeles Times story about Adenhart on the 10th anniversary of his final game.

It's not Yankee related, but news like this breaks your heart. Skaggs was only 27 years old. He was recently married to his wife Carli last year. He was a newlywed. A young kid that had so many years ahead of him still. A young talent that will be missed.

There are no more words for this. It's a sad day for baseball. Gone too soon. My heart goes out to the Skaggs family and the Angels organization.

--Jeana Bellezza-Ochoa
BYB Managing Editor
Twitter: @nyprincessj

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