R.I.P. Greg Halman

It is not often that a story of a Seattle Mariner hits the regular news wire prior to any of the sports pages but, that is the case today and, it is shocking and sad news…

Greg Halman stabbed to death | MSN.com

M’s outfielder, Greg Halman stabbed to death | MLB.com

According to the story so far, Greg’s brother has been arrested.  Unbelievable.

Greg may have never been a star -he struggled in his short time with the M’s last season after lighting up in AAA Tacoma in 2010- but, he played all out an with pure joy and love of the game.  In many ways, his demeanor and stature and even his stance, reminded me of a young Alex Rodriguez.

Sad, sad, sad.