Originally posted on The Outside Corner  |  Last updated 11/21/11

Absolutely awful news coming out of the Netherlands this afternoon where promising Mariners outfielder Greg Halman was allegedly stabbed to death in what appears to be an incident of fratricide. Rotterdam police have arrested his 22-year-old brother Jason in connection with the murder.

Halman, one of the few players from the Netherlands to ever wear a Major League uniform, was coming off a season that saw him hit .230 with 2 HR and 6 RBI in 35 games for the Mariners. He was considered a promising prospect and part of the team's considerable rebuilding effort.

So what would trigger a man to murder his brother? According to the UK Daily Mail, it was music.

Per the Daily Mail:

"'A 24-year-old died this morning in a stabbing and we have arrested the 22-year-old brother of the victim,' said Rotterdam sopkesperson Patricia Wessels. 'From what we have learned so far there was an argument between the two brothers over loud music being played. 'An investigation is underway to determine exactly what happened.'"

That's basically it. Halman allegedly asked his brother to turn his music down and it cost him his life. At Safeco Field this afternoon, the Mariners posted a memorial on the scoreboard in honor of Halman, a solemn tribute illuminating an otherwise empty stadium.

Halman was reportedly very popular with teammates and opponents alike, remembering him as a teammate's teammate who had an engaging personality and a deep passion for the game of baseball. Many took to Twitter to express their grief including former teammate Ryan Rowland-Smith and former opponent Marlins OF Logan Morrison.

@hyphen18Ryan Rowland-Smith Just heard the shocking news about Halman, so sad, can't imagine what his family is feeling! RIP Greg

@LoMoMarlinsLogan Morrison Very sad news abt @Mariners OF Greg Halman. Played vs him in the minors. Always had a big smile on his face & man could he hit! RIP Greg

In addition to being a talented player, MLB.com is reporting that Halman was one of the game's more passionate ambassadors off the field.

Per MLB.com:

"Halman was an integral part of the recent Dutch baseball renaissance, and he worked long and hard to spread the game to a wider segment of the world. Halman, who was born in Haarlem and passed away in Rotterdam, was well renowned for participating in youth baseball clinics in his Dutch homeland and also across Europe."

No word yet on how the Mariners are planning on memorializing Halman in 2012. 


MORE FROM YARDBARKER:
Five most anticipated September MLB call-ups
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Romo expected to miss 6-10 weeks with broken bone in back

Kaepernick explains why he is protesting national anthem

Dwyane Wade’s cousin shot and killed in Chicago

NFL tries to reduce kick returns, promptly causes more kick returns

San Francisco Giants inching closer to a record they really don’t want

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Clint Dempsey undergoing testing for irregular heartbeat

Troubling details emerge from Jeremy Jeffress' DWI arrest

Chargers would welcome Joey Bosa if he signed contract

Falcons rookie Keanu Neal needs surgery on knee

Jerry Jones unhappy with Ezekiel Elliott's dispensary visit

Texas Tech using fake Twitter accounts to track players

Heading into the homestretch: 2016 ROY favorites

Premier League notebook: The love affair at Man U

One Gotta Go: NFL legends talking comedians is no joke

It's all about timing: The evolution of the clock in sports

Predicting the unpredictable: Your MTV VMAs rundown

10 great moments in the career of Roberto Duran

Marshall’s first impression of Fitzpatrick: ‘He was terrible’

One Gotta Go: NFL legends bring the hate for fast food

What you need to know about the Champions League draw

Six worst quarterback situations in the NFL

Can the San Francisco Giants bust their teamwide slump?

A look at 2016 college football conference changes

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Premier League notebook: The love affair at Man U

Heading into the homestretch: 2016 ROY favorites

One Gotta Go: NFL legends talking comedians is no joke

It's all about timing: The evolution of the clock in sports

Predicting the unpredictable: Your MTV VMAs rundown

10 great moments in the career of Roberto Duran

The 20 best boxing movies of all time

One Gotta Go: NFL legends bring the hate for fast food

What you need to know about the Champions League draw

Can the San Francisco Giants bust their teamwide slump?

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker