TCN Blog 2014 Top Story #2: Oscar Taveras’ Death Not About Baseball

One could make a case that the tragic death of 22-year-old Oscar Taveras on October 26th was the number one story surrounding the St. Louis Cardinals in 2014. No one could dispute that it was the most shocking. Anyone reading this likely already knows the specifics, but for the record, here they are. Late in the afternoon of October 26th, Taveras, an outfielder whose rookie season...
Via The Cardinal Nation blog
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Oscar Taveras' family thanking fans via his Twitter account

It’s been more than three weeks since St. Louis Cardinals prospect Oscar Taveras was killed in a car accident. Thursday, his family took to social media to thank everyone who left condolences for the late 22-year-old slugger. “Thanks to all who left a memory or token of appreciation! It means so much,” a family spokesperson posted via Taveras’ Twitter handle. “This twitter...
Via Hall of Very Good
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Oscar Taveras’ BAC was five times limit at time of fatal crash

A toxicology report revealed that former St. Louis Cardinals prospect Oscar Taveras was driving drunk at the time of his fatal car crash on Oct. 26. Taveras, 22, and his girlfriend, Edilia Arvelo, were killed when Taveras crashed his car on a highway in Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic. A spokeswoman for the attorney...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Official: Oscar Taveras’ BAC Was Five Times Legal Limit At Time Of Crash

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — St. Louis Cardinals rookie outfielder Oscar Taveras was drunk at the time of his fatal car crash last month in his Caribbean homeland, an official in the Dominican Republic said Wednesday. Tessie Sanchez, a spokeswoman for the Dominican attorney general’s office, told The Associated Press toxicology reports showed Taveras had a blood-alcohol...
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Yordano Ventura dedicates start to Oscar Taveras

Oscar Taveras was a top prospect and likely had a long career ahead of him before it was cut short by a car accident in the Dominican Republic that killed him and his girlfriend Sunday. The death of the 22-year-old St. Louis Cardinals right fielder sent shock waves through Major League Baseball, and players all around the league took to social media to express their sorrow and offer...
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Graphic photo of Oscar Taveras’ body began to circulate social media after his death

The baseball world is mourning the tragic passing of St. Louis Cardinals prospect Oscar Taveres and it appears thanks to a ghoulish practice by some reporters, a photo of his corpse, taken at the morgue, has begun to circulate social media, according to a report from Jorge L. Ortiz of USA Today Sports. Taveres, 22,...Read More The post Graphic photo of Oscar Taveras’ body began...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
October 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Remembering Oscar Taveras

Oscar Taveras, 22, died in a car accident yesterday while driving in his native Dominican Republic. His season as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals ended just over a week ago, and he just wanted to go home. Life did not allow him to do that, and claimed his 18-year-old girlfriend, Edilia Arvelo, as well. I do not often speak of death in sports, and you will soon understand why...
Via The Sports Post
October 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Photos Of Oscar Taveras’ Wrecked Chevy Camaro Surface

Photos of Oscar Taveras' wrecked Chevy Camaro car have surfaced.
Via Gamedayr
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Cardinals prospect Oscar Taveras killed in car accident

On a night that was supposed to be highlighted by Game 5 of the World Series, the baseball world was delivered some shockingly terrible news. St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Oscar Taveras was killed in a car crash along with his girlfriend Sunday while driving to his hometown of Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic. Taveras’ agent confirmed the news to reporters Sunday night...
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Solving the St. Louis Cardinals’ outfield situation

Fall is upon us, and with that, the coming of Major League Baseball’s Fall Classic. For the St. Louis Cardinals, a team very much in the postseason discussion with a two and a half game lead in the NL Central, there are still questions up in the air. One of the biggest questions is the outfield situation. Many teams would love to have the problem that St. Louis finds themselves...
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

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