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Mariners outfielder Greg Halman killed

Nov 21, 2011, 8:50 AM EDT

Greg Halman

Horrible news from the Netherlands:

Dutch police say Seattle Mariners outfielder Greg Halman has been stabbed to death and his brother has been arrested as a suspect.

Rotterdam Police spokeswoman Patricia Wessels says police were called to a home in the Dutch port city early Monday morning and found Halman bleeding from a stab wound.

The officers attempted unsuccessfully to resuscitate the 24-year-old.

Halman fought through the minor leagues for seven years before making his major league debut in 2010.  He played in 44 games for the Mariners in the past two seasons.

An awful, horrible tragedy.  Our thoughts are with his family, loved ones, the Seattle Mariners and their fans.

  1. missthedayswhenwedidnthavetologin - Nov 21, 2011 at 8:54 AM

    That’s not fair. RIP Greg.

    • philsieg - Nov 21, 2011 at 9:00 AM

      Simply and eloquently put. Second the emotion. RIP, Greg.

  2. irishbamf - Nov 21, 2011 at 9:01 AM

    I couldn’t imagine having one son kill another. Blows my mind. What could make you that mad u kill ur own brother

  3. gallaghedj311 - Nov 21, 2011 at 9:08 AM

    Rough couple weeks for the international baseball community

  4. badmamainphilliesjamas - Nov 21, 2011 at 9:19 AM

    So sad. Thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, teammates and fans.

  5. The Common Man - Nov 21, 2011 at 9:56 AM

    Horrible. Just horrible.

  6. henryd3rd - Nov 21, 2011 at 10:25 AM

    My condolences to the family of these brothers and especially to their mother and father. I can’t imagine losing a child at the hands of his sibling. Horrible! Just horrible.

  7. cktai - Nov 21, 2011 at 10:35 AM

    This is truly horrible news.

    From what I can collect from Dutch news sites, the stabbing took place after an argument over loud music and was reported at around 5:30 local time.

    Not only a tragedy for friends and family of Greg, but also for Dutch baseball.

  8. shawnuel - Nov 21, 2011 at 10:54 AM

    Tragic news indeed. Prayers and condolences go out to Halman’s family, friends and the Mariners organization. I’m sure the team will do the classy thing and wear #56 armbands next year in tribute to their fallen comrade.

    Man, it has been a rough few weeks in the sports world!

  9. eagleswineagleswin - Nov 21, 2011 at 11:59 AM

    I bet he wishes he was abducted instead

    • jya87 - Nov 21, 2011 at 1:11 PM

      I hope you break every single finger you used to type that sentence.

    • dluxxx - Nov 21, 2011 at 1:25 PM

      Hard to wish for anything when you’re deceased. Get a life.

    • Utley's Hair - Nov 21, 2011 at 1:40 PM

      I guess I’ll just paste this up here…

      You’re an a$$. Why don’t you crawl back under the Girard Point, dipsh!t?

  10. boston25rocketman - Nov 21, 2011 at 12:02 PM

    Terrible shame… hazardous off-season to be an MLB player.

  11. Utley's Hair - Nov 21, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    You’re an a$$. Why don’t you crawl back under the Girard Point, dipsh!t?

    • Utley's Hair - Nov 21, 2011 at 1:24 PM

      And, of course, the comment I replied to is now gone…good for you, Craig.

  12. dluxxx - Nov 21, 2011 at 1:23 PM

    What kind of person gives a thumbs down to people expressing sadness and offering condolences? Not somebody I’d like to meet, I’ll tell you that much.

    • bklynbaseball - Nov 21, 2011 at 1:38 PM

      I think we all already know what kind of person this is. The soul-less, amoral, sociopathic kind of person that our society is breeding today.

  13. Utley's Hair - Nov 21, 2011 at 1:45 PM

    It has been quite a sad few weeks for baseball and sports in general. Thoughts and prayers go out to Halman’s family and loved ones.

    • cur68 - Nov 21, 2011 at 2:32 PM

      I spent all morning trying to decide what to say. I guess I’ll just go with this^.

      • Utley's Hair - Nov 21, 2011 at 2:56 PM

        Sometimes there just isn’t much you can say, right, Seisenta?

      • cur68 - Nov 21, 2011 at 7:03 PM

        Nope. Poor kid. His family will be just destroyed.

  14. foreverchipper10 - Nov 21, 2011 at 4:10 PM

    It says there are comments but I can’t see any of them. Weird.

    This is a just another horrible story in what has been a brutal 2-3 weeks for tragic stories all across the sports world.

  15. Utley's Hair - Nov 21, 2011 at 9:40 PM

    Well, I have made a couple comments here. And the counter says 23. Ergo, I KNOW there are comments here. So where are they?

  16. alexexum12 - Nov 22, 2011 at 3:19 PM

    Utelys hair you need to get off.

  17. jtylert - Nov 25, 2011 at 1:04 AM


    He was an absolute blast to watch when he was up with the M’s. A truly tragic and saddening end to a life and career that had a lot of potential. A real athlete.

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