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LA Angels Series Preview (7/2/19): Appreciating Life, Baseball, and Tyler Skaggs

By Ryan Falla
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - JULY 01: Players for the San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants stand during a moment of silence for pitcher Tyler Skaggs of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at PETCO Park on July 01, 2019 in San Diego, California. Skaggs passed away in his hotel room earlier in the day in Texas. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA - JULY 01: Players for the San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants stand during a moment of silence for pitcher Tyler Skaggs of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at PETCO Park on July 01, 2019 in San Diego, California. Skaggs passed away in his hotel room earlier in the day in Texas. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) /
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A Moment of Remembrance

Before the Angels play against the Rangers later this evening there will be a moment of silence held before the game in honor and remembrance of Tyler Skaggs. But it won’t end there, this entire season is going to be played in remembrance of Tyler Skaggs. The memory of Skaggs will stay with this team, the Angels fan base, and all of the baseball world alike for a long time. In time we will have to return to the daily “business-as-usual”. Soon, we’ll have to do so even in this article. Baseball and life move on, and knowing Tyler Skaggs he would want us to move on with as much positivity and happiness as we can muster.

Across his career, Skaggs showed us the power of perseverance as he dealt with injury woes as well as recovery from Tommy John surgery. Despite dealing with injury in 2015 and 2017 Skaggs came back for a nearly complete 2018 season that saw him post career highs in multiple categories, such as innings pitched (125.1), K’s (129) and wins (eight).

Related Story. The LA Angels Family Will Never Forget Tyler Skaggs

Let us take a moment of remembrance for a man who wasn’t just a son, a friend, a husband, and a team-mate ; Tyler Skaggs was an Angel, not just as an athlete, but as a person. Skaggs was, is, and always will be an Angel to every single one of us.

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