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Thread: Former major leaguers Luis Valbuena, Jose Castillo die in car crash in Venezuela

  1. #1 Former major leaguers Luis Valbuena, Jose Castillo die in car crash in Venezuela 
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    Luis Valbuena, who played for the Los Angeles Angels in 2018, and former Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jose Castillo died in an automobile accident in Venezuela on Thursday, according to multiple reports.


    Former Arizona Diamondbacks infielder Carlos Rivero was driving the car and survived the accident.


    Valbuena was 33 years old, while Castillo was 37. The two were playing winter ball for Cardenales de Lara in Venezuela.


    “We are saddened by the tragic news that Luis Valbuena and former major leaguer Jose Castillo have died in a car accident,” Major League Baseball said in a tweet.


    Valbuena played 11 seasons in the major leagues, starting his career with the Seattle Mariners in 2008, and also played for the Cleveland Indians, Chicago Cubs and Houston Astros before the previous two seasons with the Angels. He was a free agent.


    Castillo played in the majors from 2004-08 for the Pirates, Astros and San Francisco Giants.
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    Yes I remember Luis since he was on Seattle. RIP to both.
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    No speed limits and no DWI there I believe
    She acts like everythings normal, while in her mind, she's already gone.
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    "The passing of Pittsburgh Pirates Jose Castillo is such sad news, but the details coming out of Venezuela are sickening. According to reports, it was set up by thieves, who put a rock in the road, w/ plans to rob the accident victims. Castillo & others were looted after the crash"
    She acts like everythings normal, while in her mind, she's already gone.
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    It's a great place, Venezuela. One of the world's incubators for socialist communism. Make sure you think of that the next time you vote here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Michelangelo View Post
    It's a great place, Venezuela. One of the world's incubators for socialist communism. Make sure you think of that the next time you vote here.
    spent a lot of time there back in the late 90's. our First office was on margarita island, what a Beautiful place.
    use to go to Caracas for the nightlife
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    Quote Originally Posted by Betallsports View Post
    spent a lot of time there back in the late 90's. our First office was on margarita island, what a Beautiful place.
    use to go to Caracas for the nightlife
    Drink a few Polars back then Betall. What they cost back then for those 8 oz cans? Quarter u.s.?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Betallsports View Post
    spent a lot of time there back in the late 90's. our First office was on margarita island, what a Beautiful place.
    use to go to Caracas for the nightlife
    Place has changed a lot in 25 years. I'll bet it was great back then. And natural beauty never goes away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ANOTHERDAY? View Post
    No speed limits and no DWI there I believe
    Hard to believe that
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    heard some crooks put stuff on the road so they had to swerve and crash. Crooks then robbed the car...Both died. So sad....
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    Quote Originally Posted by valium View Post
    Drink a few Polars back then Betall. What they cost back then for those 8 oz cans? Quarter u.s.?
    Wow that brings back memories

    left there in 99, so that's gotta be the last time I had a Polar
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