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Erik The Red
10-11-2004, 12:47 AM
Heart attack. Just heard this on Fox 32 news, no link yet.

Autopsy to be performed.

EDIT: here's a link: http://espn.go.com/classic/obit/s/2004/1010/1899091.html

SomebodyToldMe
10-11-2004, 12:51 AM
Yeah, I heard it on the Final Word too.

That's some crazy stuff. I remember when that guy was killing the ball in that mvp year.

Then I found out it was steroids.

That's some sad stuff.

Dub25
10-11-2004, 12:51 AM
Just heard this on Fox 32 news, no link yet.

Autopsy to be performed, no official word on cause of death.
I just saw it on the scroll on Espn. Could it be from his drug addiction? I believe he was doing coke? I could be wrong.

Erik The Red
10-11-2004, 12:55 AM
I never heard about a cocaine addiction, but if that's true then it surely wouldn't help things with his heart.

santo=dorf
10-11-2004, 01:05 AM
I just saw it on the scroll on Espn. Could it be from his drug addiction? I believe he was doing coke? I could be wrong.
I remember him getting busted in a hotel with crack a few years ago.

MiamiSpartan
10-11-2004, 01:06 AM
Wow. That's horrible news. I remember watching him play his rookie year when I was living in Houston. The Astros were horrible that year, but he had such a rifle arm at 3rd.

His early death is not too surprising to me. I lost a good friend a few years back to a heart attack at age 46. This friend had also been a steroid abuser, and had also done coke as well. Not a good mixture. Very sad.

Dub25
10-11-2004, 01:09 AM
At the end of sportscenter Stuart Scott talked about his passing and did mention about him violating his parole due to getting busted with cocaine. This is sad ending. One moment he is one of the best then he tumbles down the path of drugs.

Dub25
10-11-2004, 01:22 AM
Here's more details.

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylc=X3oDMTBpbmdmam0wBF9TAzI1NjY0ODI1BHNlYwN0 bQ--?slug=ap-obit-caminiti&prov=ap&type=lgns

Lip Man 1
10-11-2004, 01:59 AM
A real shame. In the story in S.I. where he talked about steroid use he also said he was an alcoholic.

That's a dangerous combination. And shows once again how dangerous that stuff is when it gets its hooks into you. They never really come out.

Hard nosed, gutsy player. In 96 he played that season with a bad shoulder and could hardly throw from 3rd base yet he made some spectacular plays and was out there everyday. You have to give him that.

Still that's awful news.

Lip

California Sox
10-11-2004, 02:05 AM
Yeah. My understanding is he was a an alcoholic who was sober for several years and then went back to drinking at, I believe, a baseball writer's dinner. Walked up to the bar, ordered a vodka and was out of control from there on out. I imagine that if he were an alcoholic, taking steroids couldn't have been a good idea. The whole story is so incredibly sad.

SOXSINCE'70
10-11-2004, 08:11 AM
:(: :(: :(: :(: :(:

ondafarm
10-11-2004, 08:35 AM
This is sad news. Camaniti was one heck of a ballplayer and if he had flaws in other areas of his life, well he was human.


Watch Cobb with Tommie Lee Jones for more on the foibles of American baseball players.

Brian26
10-11-2004, 10:28 AM
Caminiti lived the life of a professional wrestler: Steroids, booze, coke...and it ended up costing him his life like many of those guys. Too bad he never could get things together.

jackbrohamer
10-11-2004, 12:17 PM
Very sad he could never pull his life back together.

Frankfan4life
10-11-2004, 04:28 PM
My condolences to Caminiti's family and friends. May he rest in peace.

Jerome
10-11-2004, 06:12 PM
I guess the human body just can't handle getting saturated with illegal drugs.

Foulke You
10-11-2004, 06:51 PM
Caminiti lived the life of a professional wrestler: Steroids, booze, coke...and it ended up costing him his life like many of those guys. Too bad he never could get things together.
I was thinking the same thing. So many of the WWF/WWE wrestlers die at a young age from heart attacks or enlarged hearts because they abused steroids. The heart is a muscle like any other and gets changed and effected by the steroids that the person takes into their body. It's a shame that so many are willing to shave years off their lives to further their professional careers.

RKMeibalane
10-11-2004, 08:41 PM
R.I.P. Ken Caminiti