AA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1570 times:
Well that disproves my idea. But ball-players need water constantly! Look at Korrie Stringer. The lineman from the Minnesota Vikings, died from the same thing, I believe. Coaches need to realize that players are humans and not machines.
NebFlyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 45 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1543 times:
Actually, according to AP, he was NOT an athlete in top form. He was 6'2 and 240 lbs., and had not yet become acclimated to the hot, humid Florida weather: he had been in Oregon all winter. Also, a bottle of ephedrine-containing dietary supplement was found in his locker.
I'm sure the combination of all of the above, perhaps coupled with a weakened heart, probably did him in.
Alpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1538 times:
Sounds like a combination, at first glance, of not being in shape with weight-loss pills. I mean, it was only 78 degrees-not like the 95 degrees Stringer collapesed and died in a year ago. It's a shame either way.
I feel almost as bad for Manager Mike Hargrove. It was 10 years ago-almost exactly-when he was managing the Indians and pitchers Steve Olin and Tim Crews were killed in that Spring Training boating accident, and Bob Ojeda was seriously injured. The guy has to feel like there's a black cloud over his head.