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Sunday, October 20, 2019

Eric Cooper, MLB umpire for 21 years, dies at age 52

Condolences to the Cooper family

Jeremy Renner App is Dead and I killed it Posted: October 20, 2019 at 05:47 PM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Anonymous Observer Posted: October 20, 2019 at 10:29 PM (#5892399)
Way, WAY too young. That really sucks.
   2. JimMusComp likes Billy Eppler.... Posted: October 20, 2019 at 10:45 PM (#5892401)
And CB Bucknor, Joe West, Angel Hernandez, Doug Eddings, and Laz Diaz live....what a ####### travesty.
   3. Meatwad Posted: October 20, 2019 at 10:45 PM (#5892402)
I had never heard of him, or at least remebered his name. A good ump is like that. He will be missed. Condolences to his family and friends.
   4. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 20, 2019 at 11:30 PM (#5892413)
I had never heard of him, or at least remebered his name. A good ump is like that.


Really? Cooper, perhaps because he'd been around so long, was one of the few non-awful umpires I could actually name and ID by sight.
   5. bunyon Posted: October 21, 2019 at 06:56 AM (#5892422)
Terrible. I had a friend die similarly (and about the age) after shoulder surgery.

Survival stats are great for routine surgery but it’s 1 out of X, not 0 out of X.

   6. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: October 21, 2019 at 08:39 AM (#5892434)
If you told me (in a baseball context) that Eric Cooper died, I'd figure he was a generic middle reliever who had pitched 350 games in the AL and I had never heard of him before.

That's a sucky way to go. I feel badly for his parents, burying a child, no matter how old. RIP
   7. Charles S., looking 4 band-aids instead of dreams Posted: October 21, 2019 at 09:42 AM (#5892452)
What a shame. I certainly remember his name, but I can't think of a single memorable call he made. And, as Meatwad said, that's the highest praise you can give an umpire. He will be missed.
   8. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: October 21, 2019 at 11:12 AM (#5892483)
My condolences to his family and friends.

Terrible. I had a friend die similarly (and about the age) after shoulder surgery.

Yeah, my wife had a friend in her mid-30s who died after a blood clot related to a routine knee injury. She was wearing a knee brace, and when she took the brace off and stood up, the clot traveled to her heart or brain (I can't remember which).
   9. Perry Posted: October 21, 2019 at 11:56 AM (#5892510)
I too knew someone who died like this -- he was a football player at my (D-3) school who lived on my dorm floor. Recovering from knee surgery, blood clot traveled to the lungs, dead at 20 or whatever he was.

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