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  • citr92
    Re: RIP Oscar Taveras

    awful news...

    my condolences to their friends and families

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  • Mikey
    started a topic RIP Oscar Taveras

    RIP Oscar Taveras

    Reports are the young player for the Cardinals has died along with his girlfriend in a car accident. It's reported he was driving and both are dead. Only their deaths reported nothing else.

    Reports: Cardinals Prospect Oscar Taveras Killed In Car Crash

    Two people so young and with so much to live for. Sadness from a Dodgers fan to Taveras and his family.

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