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Orioles Prospect Dies After Collapsing At Practice  
User currently offlineJETPILOT From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3130 posts, RR: 29
Posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 876 times:

This doesnt add up to me...

An athlete in top form dies from a heat stroke during practice on a day when temps never exceeded 81 degrees 70% humidity?

Seems odd to me.

I'm a fat guy who landscapes my house in Florida when it's 95 degrees out. I drink lots to stay hydrated. But I'm sure this guy did also. Didn't he?

It's a trajedy. My thoughts are with his wife, and familly.

He almost realized his dream....



JET



[Edited 2003-02-18 02:36:24]

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User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 872 times:

A lot of athletes who are in great shape have heart attacks. Its a shame.


Go big or go home
User currently offlineJETPILOT From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3130 posts, RR: 29
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 871 times:

Sorry.... I forgot to mention... this was heat stroke realted....

JET


User currently offlineJETPILOT From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3130 posts, RR: 29
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 870 times:

No.... actually I did mention it.....  Nuts

JET


User currently offlineAA61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 863 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.


Go big or go home
User currently offlineNebFlyer From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 45 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 836 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.


User currently offlineAlpha 1 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 831 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.


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