July 1, 2019 at 4:31 pm #96514
The pitcher was found dead in his hotel room today in Texas. A terrible tragedy. Skaggs was just 27 years old.
Skaggs last win and second to last game appearance was at Busch a week ago Sunday. Tonight’s game between the Angels and Rangers has been canceled.
Southlake Police Department Press Release 7/1/19 pic.twitter.com/vgZTUBIc40
— Southlake DPS (@SouthlakeDPS) July 1, 2019July 1, 2019 at 4:35 pm #96515July 1, 2019 at 5:25 pm #96518UConn CardModeratorPaid - Annual
How horrible. My heart goes out to all those affected,July 1, 2019 at 8:33 pm #96522stlcard25ParticipantPaid - Annual
That’s some very sad news. Sometimes it really hits you when you’re grouching about the way your team is playing that at the end of the day, these guys are humans too and that they are just as fallible as the rest of us. Im praying for his wife and family in this time.July 1, 2019 at 11:17 pm #96523atripleshyofthecycleParticipantFree
Poor Albert has now been through this twice. Hopefully he can help the young guys on that team get through.July 12, 2019 at 9:22 pm #97699
The entire Angels team is wearing Skaggs jerseys tonight in their first home game since the pitcher’s passing.
Tyler Skagg's mother, Debbie Skaggs, throws the first pitch in tonight's home game. The first game back in Anaheim since the loss of Tyler. #45
— FOX Sports West (@FoxSportsWest) July 13, 2019July 13, 2019 at 7:17 am #97730stlcard25ParticipantPaid - AnnualOctober 2, 2019 at 9:49 pm #109795
More than half the states have decriminalized marijuana, and two-thirds allow medicinal use. In the wake of the death of Tyler Skaggs, MLB and the players' union are considering testing for opioids and easing restrictions on marijuana. https://t.co/4KFhsaHepS
— Bill Shaikin (@BillShaikin) October 3, 2019October 3, 2019 at 12:57 pm #109880mudvilleParticipantPaid - Annual
I know this is a hot topic for many, including my millennial sons. The studies show that 1 in 11 marijuana users get addicted to it, and if they start as teenagers, 1 in 7 get addicted. I tried it a few times back in the day, but I never liked the kind of high I got from it. Just didn’t like it. I guess that makes me sort of biased against it. One thing that I believe is getting overlooked with this push to legalize the stuff is the increased health costs of it. With 1 of 11, or 1 of 7, getting addicted, the cost will be astronomical. Then, there is the hidden, added cost of the production that is lost when these people have basically ‘dropped out’. It’s just too much money. I hate having to pay for it.
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Opioid use has been on the rise the past 5 years. Fentanyl is something I learned about a couple years ago in a LEAD class. That stuff is extremely dangerous.
I have a step brother who spent many years in prison due to the things he’s do when he was on drugs. No matter how much hard time he got he get out and would be given things to start his life over and would piss them away. When his father passed away when he was in prison he was given a house and money that originally he was to be given in monthly installments that the lawyer for some reason just gave it all to him after a couple of months. He’ll piss that away and have nothing but that house and will likely either end up back in prison or dead. Shame is that his mother (my step mom) knows this as well. His daughter knows it as well who he spent most of his adult life away from her.
You want them to get better and figure it out but some do, don’t or end up dead or in jail. Skaggs never got a chance to get clean because he’s was young.
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