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Orioles Prospect Dies After Collapsing At Practice

Tue Feb 18, 2003 10:31 am

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....



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RE: Orioles Prospect Dies After Collapsing At Practice

Tue Feb 18, 2003 10:32 am

A lot of athletes who are in great shape have heart attacks. Its a shame.
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RE: Orioles Prospect Dies After Collapsing At Practice

Tue Feb 18, 2003 10:33 am

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

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RE: Orioles Prospect Dies After Collapsing At Practice

Tue Feb 18, 2003 10:34 am

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

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RE: Orioles Prospect Dies After Collapsing At Practice

Tue Feb 18, 2003 10:51 am

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.
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RE: Orioles Prospect Dies After Collapsing At Practice

Wed Feb 19, 2003 1:02 am

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.
 
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RE: Orioles Prospect Dies After Collapsing At Practice

Wed Feb 19, 2003 1:11 am

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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