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(Yahoo)   Wally Bell proves that MLB umpires have a heart   (sports.yahoo.com) divider line 30
    More: Sad, Wally Bell, Major League Baseball, umpires, Cardinals, Renee, Joe Torre, Astros, Brewers  
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2013-10-14 11:51:50 PM  
Goodnight low balls man.
 
2013-10-14 11:55:11 PM  
At least he didn't Hirschbeck it on live TV
 
2013-10-14 11:56:41 PM  

Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: At least he didn't Hirschbeck it on live TV


Er, McSherry
 
2013-10-15 01:17:55 AM  
Cold blooded!

/I LOL'd
//Window seat
 
2013-10-15 03:07:38 AM  
Eyes. It's eyes that the umpires are missing.
 
2013-10-15 04:41:54 AM  
Poor guy, the last game he worked was a Cardinals win.
 
2013-10-15 05:14:09 AM  

Staffist: Goodnight low balls man.


That happens to all of us as we age.
 
2013-10-15 07:53:30 AM  
Holy crap. Dead of a heart attack at 48, after a quintuple bypass in his mid-thirties.

That's REALLY not normal. He must have had some kind of genetic predisposition to heart disease.

/Condolences to his family.
 
2013-10-15 08:46:14 AM  
And CB Buckner continues to lives

/thanks for nothing, God
 
2013-10-15 08:59:29 AM  

Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: At least he didn't Hirschbeck it on live TV

Er, McSherry


Eric Gregg
 
2013-10-15 09:34:34 AM  
Cybernetic: Holy crap. Dead of a heart attack at 48, after a quintuple bypass in his mid-thirties.

That's REALLY not normal. He must have had some kind of genetic predisposition to heart disease.

/Condolences to his family.


This.

Rest in peace.
 
2013-10-15 09:59:21 AM  
The Bell tolls for thee
 
2013-10-15 10:52:04 AM  

Crewmannumber6: And CB Buckner Angel Hernandez continues to lives

/thanks for nothing, God



FTFY
 
2013-10-15 11:14:17 AM  
Jeebus his blood must have just been pure cheese.
 
2013-10-15 11:18:37 AM  
Damn, one of the few umpires you don't hear shiat about. Which means he was probably pretty good at his job. And age 48 is too damn early. My condolences to his family and friends.
 
2013-10-15 11:19:13 AM  

Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: At least he didn't Hirschbeck it on live TV


Roberto Alomar spit in Bell's eye too? That's insult to injury.
 
2013-10-15 11:25:30 AM  

Cybernetic: Holy crap. Dead of a heart attack at 48, after a quintuple bypass in his mid-thirties.

That's REALLY not normal. He must have had some kind of genetic predisposition to heart disease.

/Condolences to his family.


Yeah, genetics...

i.imgur.com

Umpires being fat farks has passed the realm of being funny anymore.
 
2013-10-15 11:33:15 AM  
Is it a requirement for the job to be overweight?

I was supposed to be at the Cinci game where  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_McSherry  died, quite shocking.
 
2013-10-15 12:30:12 PM  
quintuple bypass at 34? wow...
 
2013-10-15 12:50:51 PM  
Those dastardly Cardinals strike again. They can't be trusted! Cold-blooded murderers, every one.


/rest in peace, eye-ballin man
//48 is way too young
///how do you quintuple bypass something with 4 chambers?
 
2013-10-15 12:59:37 PM  

carnifex2005: Cybernetic: Holy crap. Dead of a heart attack at 48, after a quintuple bypass in his mid-thirties.

That's REALLY not normal. He must have had some kind of genetic predisposition to heart disease.

/Condolences to his family.

Yeah, genetics...

[i.imgur.com image 850x744]

Umpires being fat farks has passed the realm of being funny anymore.


Fat, yes, but fat people live to be older, too.  More likely, travel stress plus travel diet = early dead fat guy
 
2013-10-15 01:15:39 PM  

Cybernetic: Holy crap. Dead of a heart attack at 48, after a quintuple bypass in his mid-thirties.

That's REALLY not normal. He must have had some kind of genetic predisposition to heart disease.

/Condolences to his family.


Yeah or I wonder if he ate really shiatty but still 30s is way too young, that families genetics must really suck.
 
2013-10-15 01:46:20 PM  
Major League Baseball umpire Wally Bell died of an apparent heart attack Monday, a week after working the NL playoff series between the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals.

Being forced to officiate that series would kill me, too.
 
2013-10-15 01:53:47 PM  

carnifex2005: Cybernetic: Holy crap. Dead of a heart attack at 48, after a quintuple bypass in his mid-thirties.

That's REALLY not normal. He must have had some kind of genetic predisposition to heart disease.

/Condolences to his family.

Yeah, genetics...

[i.imgur.com image 850x744]

Umpires being fat farks has passed the realm of being funny anymore.


Do they end up eating a lot of shiatty hotel food?  I thought they have pretty tough travel schedules, without the ease of charter flights that players enjoy.  And even good umps get a lot of hate and criticism coming at them.  Might tend to make some guys blimp up.

I would not want to be overweight, wearing dark colors and a lot of gear, without inning shade breaks, in some of those hot, humid climates.

RIP Wally Bell.
 
2013-10-15 02:10:11 PM  
"Aaaaand yer outta heeeeere!"

media.utsandiego.com

/RBI Wally Bell
 
2013-10-15 02:55:02 PM  

marius2: Is it a requirement for the job to be overweight?

I was supposed to be at the Cinci game where  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_McSherry  died, quite shocking.


Yeah, I was there, and he was dead before he hit the ground. Only Opening Day I've ever been to, and they didn't play the game.  It was probably my fault; I'm likely somewhat responsible for the deaths of Bill Graham, Brent Midland, and Albert Collins too.

And I have a knack for cancelling Aerosmith concerts just by purchasing a ticket.
 
2013-10-15 04:00:56 PM  
Being overweight doesn't help, but it sounds more like heredity. The article said his Dad had 2 attacks. I knew a guy whose father had, I think, 2 heart attacks, so he ate right and watched his weight and exercised. Had a heart attack in his late 40's anyway. Sometimes there's nothing you can do.
 
2013-10-15 05:57:15 PM  

Di Atribe: ///how do you quintuple bypass something with 4 chambers?


what you're bypassing isn't "from atrium to ventricle", that's not what's blocked. what is usually blocked are the arteries which come out of the heart, aorta, vena cave, pulmonary. there are more than four of them, and therefore you can do more than four bypasses...
 
2013-10-15 06:18:49 PM  

proteus_b: Di Atribe: ///how do you quintuple bypass something with 4 chambers?

what you're bypassing isn't "from atrium to ventricle", that's not what's blocked. what is usually blocked are the arteries which come out of the heart, aorta, vena cave, pulmonary. there are more than four of them, and therefore you can do more than four bypasses...


OK that's the part I was confused about. Thanks for the clarification!
 
2013-10-15 06:45:11 PM  
As a fifty-year-old with a heart condition who umpires baseball for a living (Youth/Adult, not MLB), I think this sucks.
 
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