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Greg Halman’s first home run from June 15th of this year. 

Halman may never have converted his considerable tools into on-field talent, and tragically, for family and fans, he’ll never have the opportunity to prove otherwise. 

“It’s a sad day for all of us,he was a good friend and teammate and somebody we all knew really well. It’s a sad day when something like this happens. I think everybody is kind of shocked.I woke up at 7 o’clock this morning with a text message and couldn’t go back to sleep. This is not something you want to hear. He was such a good friend and teammate. You never want to see something like this happen. We’re all shocked.”

-Justin Smoak

it's a sad day for the baseball community.

no matter what team you follow, it’s still upsetting when a player passes, especially under such tragic circumstances. 
Rest in peace Greg Halman, outfielder for the Mariners for the 2010 and 2011 series, and a part of the 2007 Gold Medal European Baseball Championship Team.

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Today I woke up to the most horrible thing that could possibly happen.

My phone buzzed with a text tweet from Mike Carp

At first I had no idea what was going on. I turned on the TV to find that Greg Halman, 24 years old, had been stabbed to death by his own brother back in the Netherlands.

It felt like someone had just stabbed me in the heart. One of the Mariners biggest prospects, but more importantly a great guy. I remember watching him bat back in the summer and thinking how cool it was that he knew four languages.

I’m still in shock. But I know that Greg will always be up there with Dave in baseball heaven watching over the Mariners. Rest in paradise.

Rotterdam

Mariner’s outfielder, Greg Halman, was stabbed to death in Rotterdam. Rotterdam, of all places.  How strange is that? I read pretty much everything in the news that involves Holland these days and for it to take place in the city where I lived! (ok, for three months, but still…) It’s a really sad story, and his brother is currently under suspicion.