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Must-Click Link: Mike Carp honoring Greg Halman

Feb 11, 2012, 10:11 PM EDT

Greg Halman; Mike Carp AP

The late-November stabbing death of Mariners outfielder Greg Halman is still fresh on the mind of many players in the Seattle clubhouse as spring camp begins to get underway in Peoria, Arizona.

One player in particular.

Mariners left fielder Mike Carp considered Halman his best friend, writes MLB.com beat writer Greg Johns. Carp attended Halman’s funeral in the Netherlands a few months back and got a sleeve of tattoos this offseason matching ink that the deceased Dutch outfielder wore.

Carp also made Halman jersey shirts for the entire group of players in M’s camp with a quote from Jackie Robinson on the back: “A life is not important, except in the impact it has on others’ lives.” “It’s just a reminder to not take life for granted,” Carp told MLB.com.

Greg Halman: Friend Remembered, Legacy Continues

  1. baseballisboring - Feb 11, 2012 at 10:20 PM

    Well this just got even sadder.

    • cur68 - Feb 11, 2012 at 11:44 PM

      Yeah. A tip O’ the Blue Jay’s Cap to Mike Carp, though. Sorry about your friend, bro. Losing friends when you and they are that young, their lives as ball players getting started…man, that is awful.

      • nworca - Feb 12, 2012 at 3:15 AM

        I think Carp is a very cool dude. Also a hard working true pro. I’ll miss the opportunity to see Greg Halman get a chance to be something in left field at Safeco. And hope that Carp can be there in his place.

  2. facebookuser111 - Feb 12, 2012 at 4:04 AM

    Greg Halman’s stats dont do him justice. He had that spark you look for in young players. He may not have been the next Griffey Jr, but he was going to be a good ball player. God dammit if I didnt take his death as hard as I took Niehaus’s in the same month the year before.

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