Greg Halman Killed

Mariners outfielder Greg Halman was killed early this morning, Dutch police told the Associated Press.  Halman was stabbed to death, and his brother has been arrested as a suspect.  Halman, 24, was a native of the Netherlands.

Our thoughts are with Greg's loved ones.

 


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68 Comments on "Greg Halman Killed"


Jason Richards
3 years 9 months ago

Wow life is so short, my blessings go out to his family and the mariners organization.

Vossome93
3 years 9 months ago

Terrible. RIP.

stl_cards16
3 years 9 months ago

Prayers for his family.

Zuidvogels
3 years 9 months ago

Gecondoleerd en sterkte voor alle familie en vrienden.

Suh Girls One Cup
3 years 9 months ago

Jesus. Terribly sad. R.I.P Greg Halman.

Jamie Sayer
3 years 9 months ago

No way…. Thoughts are with his family. And, no offense, but who liked that? :/

04Forever
3 years 9 months ago

How tragic, what a sad and odd pattern of events to unfold with MLB players this offseason in their home cities. May justice be swift and unforgiving.

MB923
3 years 9 months ago

Very tragic. May he RIP.

Taylor Haberle
3 years 9 months ago

wow…

Dantezchester014
3 years 9 months ago

Oh GOD

Dantezchester014
3 years 9 months ago

Oh GOD

EdinsonPickle
3 years 9 months ago

How saddening; 24 years old and murdered just like that. RIP.

3 years 9 months ago

Kidnappings, stabbing.  It’s really unfortunate and there is no happy ending for this one.  Thoughts are with his family and if his brother really is the culprit…he is one messed up dude. What on this earth is worth killing your brother for?

craigkimbrelfan
3 years 9 months ago

Sad. RIP.

Casor_Greener
3 years 9 months ago

Damn!!!!

Jonathunder
3 years 9 months ago

What terrible news to wake up to, RIP

LongTimeFan1
3 years 9 months ago

Very sad news.

The Nats catcher Ramos is probably taking it especially hard given what
he went through thinking he was going to be killed as well. This may
really open some big wounds including survivors guilt despite unrelated
events.

mikefichera
3 years 9 months ago

doubtful.

oldoak33
3 years 9 months ago

His brother killed him. Just assuming, but they most likely knew each other very well and probably got into an altercation that turned sour. I’m not sure why you would think Ramos would feel guilty. Should Ramos now feel guilty every time someone is violently killed anywhere in the world? Not sure how the two are related whatsoever. 

3 years 9 months ago

Really oldoak33, Is this really the time to start a debate. Say your peace & beat it. 

oldoak33
3 years 9 months ago

Pot calling the kettle black? I’m sorry, I thought this was MLTBR not a memorial site you put up in Greg’s memory. I won’t apologize for voicing my opinion on a public forum using appropriate and respectful wording. 

3 years 9 months ago

No, I agree with oldoak, partially.  I agree that Ramos is likely not feeling any sort of survivor’s guilt, but I also agree with LongTimeFan that this might reopen some wounds for Ramos.

oldoak33
3 years 9 months ago

I am truly saddened by this tragedy. I just don’t know why we should be mentioning other players with circumstances totally unrelated to Greg’s murder. 

LongTimeFan1
3 years 9 months ago

Oldoak33, what Ramos went through will impact him, traumatize him for the rest of his life far greater than has been broached in public and perhaps what Ramos is yet to experience.

Now today, a young man, Halman, a member of the tight knit baseball community, is murdered at 24, same age as Ramos who somehow managed to escape death literally with a gun pressed up against his hand and forcefully taken, his life on the line every moment for 51 hours, but for him, not knowing the outcome until it occurred. The chances are good Ramos knew Halman or knows someone who did. In traumatic events, people feel survivors guilt quite frequently and I think there’s reasonable chance Ramos is trying to wrap his arms around his fate – that he survived – while a fellow big leaguer just fell to a violent death….but for the grace of God go I.

You ask, “Should Ramos feel guilty?” The keyword is “should.” One cannot rationalize what is a powder keg of emotion, post-traumatic stress disorder and triggers that will impact Ramos in the months and years ahead.

oldoak33
3 years 9 months ago

Ramos has suffered a traumatic event, and frankly, many Latin American ball players have suffered through violence (events that don’t make the news here) in their respective countries. They are targets, they lead lives of fortune and tragedy at the same time. I have many friends that are Latin American ball players, and the stories they’ve shared show the unbelievable contrast between our country and theirs. I have spent brief stints playing in Latin America, it is a different world, especially for targets such as a ball player that has made a living in The States.

I am not unaware of emotions and psychological impacts facing Ramos, but in the world he lives in, violence is all around him. I’m sure he’s lost friends or family members to his country’s environment. Kidnappings, killings and corruption are part of everyday life in Venezuela. I am not doubting Ramos is severely traumatized, but I simply assert that Wilson Ramos has likely witnessed crime and tragedy that we here in the states cannot comprehend. I assert that emotionally and mentally, Ramos has endured a lot more than we credit him for. I apologize if I offended anyone. As part of the professional baseball community I take these two separate events extremely seriously and my prayers go out to every victim of violence. 

Infield Fly
3 years 9 months ago

Sorry I didn’t get around to responding until now. I meant to say that I found this comment was extremely insightful, and, I believe, quite accurate. It may be true that Ramos has lived in a society plagued by violence, as have many other latinos, but the fact remains that no one who has done so remains unaffected by it, regardless of whether the effects are visible or not. So regardless of what he may be used to, it is quite likely that at some point Ramos may find himself reflecting on his fate vs. that of Halman, and feel the effects you describe…because he is human. Living in a different world is not sufficient to take that away, no matter what coping skills he may have acquired.

Jay
3 years 9 months ago

Really sad :(

Alex
3 years 9 months ago

Oh my god.. condolences to his family.

Wilsonl
3 years 9 months ago

This is what the world has come to..

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start_wearing_purple
3 years 9 months ago

…He was murdered in the Netherlands.

MattCMoore
3 years 9 months ago

Is that not a part of “the world”?

pastlives
3 years 9 months ago

wilson edited his post, it used to say ‘america’