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Former Cubs hurler killed by lightning

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Norman Stansfield, May 26, 2008.

  1. Norman Stansfield

    Norman Stansfield Active Member

  2. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    That's horrible. RIP.

    Edit: Did the story spell his name right? When he was in the bigs, I thought he went by Jeremi Gonzalez?

    Edit II: Baseball Reference says it is Geremi, but he sometimes went by Jeremi during his career.
  3. Barsuk

    Barsuk Active Member

    That was my first thought, too. Well, my second thought ... after how sad that is.

    RIP Mr. Gonzalez.
  4. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    I remember him as Jeremi, as well.

    RIP. That's terrible.
  5. bostonbred

    bostonbred Guest

    I remember him pitching for the Sox in '05.

  6. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    I was just about to post this.

    And yeah, I'm positive he went by Jeremi when he was with the Cubs. I'd make some crack about changing his name to protect the innocent but that would be inappropriate.
  7. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    According to the crawl on ESPN, he changed his name in 2006.
  8. crimsonace

    crimsonace Active Member

    I think his given name was Geremi, but he went by Jeremi when he pitched for the Cubs.

    He was a very good, promising young pitcher when he came up in 1998, really helped carry the Cubs for a while (along with Kerry Wood), and then both he & Wood suffered arm problems.
  9. Cadet

    Cadet Guest

    Lightning is so dangerous. This is sad.

    But doesn't Hendry's statement sound like he had no idea who the guy was, and just said "quick! get me a fact sheet!"
  10. Notepad

    Notepad Member

    Quit giving him static about the way he spelled his name.
  11. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

  12. Notepad

    Notepad Member

    Sorry, The Good Doctor, didn't know you'd get such a charge out of it.
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