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RIP Rod Beck

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by SnoopyBoy, Jun 24, 2007.

  1. SnoopyBoy

    SnoopyBoy Member

    Former MLB pitcher died at 38, according to ESPN
  2. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Jesus. RIP, Shooter.

    Is there a link? How did he die?
  3. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    No one's saying, but it appears he died in his home in Phoenix last night and foul play is not suspected.

    Here's the Arizona Republic story, sort of...


    As far as I have seen police still won't confirm the identity, but I ran computer searches of that street last night and found that Rod Beck lives there.
  4. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Whoa. RIP. That one came out of nowhere.
  5. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    That really sucks. He was one of the great characters of the last 10 years in the game.
  6. ondeadline

    ondeadline Well-Known Member

    Hopefully ESPN is wrong.
  7. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Damn, that's surprising.

    RIP, Shooter.
  8. Big Game

    Big Game Member

    Terrible, terrible news. RIP.
  9. boots

    boots New Member

    Great guy who would talk whether or not he blew a save.
  10. BigRed

    BigRed Active Member

    RIP, Rod. He brought quite a few highs - and lows - for this Cubs fan, but more high than low.
    Also had one of the great quotes of all time, saying "nobody's ever gone on the DL for pulled fat."
    He was never the picture of health in his playing days.... I wouldn't be stunned if this was a heart attack.
  11. Just_An_SID

    Just_An_SID Active Member

    ESPN now has a link:

  12. Clever username

    Clever username Active Member

    Maybe I'm thinking of someone else, but didn't he nearly die on the field a few years ago? He had heart trouble and doctors suspected that if he had thrown one more pitch in a particular outing, he would have had a massive heart attack.
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