RIP Tyler Skaggs

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  1. overseascardfan

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    I agree that this is a tragedy but its a personal tragedy not a public one. If the Skaggs family was unaware of his drug use or the personal demons Tyler was dealing with then how would they expect the Angels organization to know. It's not like the team was drug testing him on the regular or were turning a blind eye. Like many have said if a team employee was providing drugs then you deal with that person. Right now on initial perception, the Skaggs family looks to be going after a money grab and are holding others responsible for Tyler's actions. He was a grown ass man who I am sure heard or saw how drugs are bad and kill people but chose to take them anyway, no adult with a brain can claim they don't know drugs ruin lives.
     
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    I find it sad and detestable that several of you are so quick to judge and to cast the Skaggs family in such a negative light. Wow...

    I hope none of us ever have to bury a child of ours...
    In this case, the Skaggs family clearly believes their son was not a drug-user and apparently, never saw any behavior that suggested he was into drugs...
    And yet, he dies from an overdose of a combination of some of the most powerful drugs on the planet and that can only be possessed, legally, by being prescribed.
    So they clearly believe he didn’t have a cause to be in possession of a prescription.
    I certainly can’t speak for any of you. But if this were my son, I’d be damned if I didn’t want to know exactly what happened and how my son came into possession of these drugs.
    I find it hard to believe any of you would do any different...
     
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    So, the $$$$ will give them closure or peace?
     
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    What a sad post!

    If money is your priority, you'd react like that.

    Have you considered that his parents wish he were still alive?

    It sounds like they want to get to the bottom of it, as well
    as protect other young men in the future.

    Eventually, closure or peace of mind for his parents come
    into play, as well.
     
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    So did that
    Exactly. It was a horrible tragedy, but he took the drugs on his own. Why is the family looking to blame someone else?
     
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    Aw, Shaggy. Because someone provided him with the drugs that killed him. That makes him/them an accomplice.

    Society's problem is not going to be alleviated by letting the dealers off the hook.
     
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    Kron homered with four RBI's in his last D-backs game, but
    it's been awhile.

    8 or 9 of his 12 D-backs hits this season have been for extra
    bases. I forget which Steve said.

    At Reno, he had 38 HR's with 105 RBI's in less than a full season.

    But he struck as a pinch-hitter leading off the inning today.

    I question him being used as a leadoff hitter of an inning.
    I'd go with less of a power hitter in that situation.

    One shot in the game and he was literally out of position.
    But that's the all-or-nothing mentality of today's MLB.

    'Just my opinion.
     
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    What?

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    Is this a fact or your speculation and assumption?
     
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    What, that it is not wrong for the young man's parents to want
    authorities to pursue who provided the drugs that led to his death?

    What, are we in court? This is a posting board of opinions.

    That is my opinion. I don't believe that his parents are looking to
    get rich off this.

    Are we, as a society, becoming so calloused to drug related deaths
    and mass murders that we forget the hurt of the victim's relatives?
     
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    :soapbox:
     
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    Eric Kay, the Angels' director of communications, also gave U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents the names of five other players who he believed were using opiates while they were Angels, the sources said.

    Not looking good for the Angels...
     
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    Recreational use?
     
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