As news spread on the passing of Seattle Mariners outfielder Greg Halman this morning, the shock and sadness spread throughout those who knew him within the sport through conversations and twitter messages.
Mariners outfielder Casper Wells sent out two tweets, which combined read, ‘Sad news to awake to as I find my friend and teammate Greg Halman has passed away. My thoughts and prayers are with him and his family...Good men must die, but death cannot kill their names ~ proverb. I won't forget you brother. Rest in peace Greg.'
Mariners pitcher Shawn Kelly tweeted, ‘Lost a great guy today! RIP Greg! I'll miss u.' Kelly also responded to @BrockandSalk with ‘he was a great kid #tragic'.
On the Seattle Times website, Mariners infielder Adam Kennedy is quoted as saying this morning, "A lot of us older guys got to know him real well because he was one of those younger guys who was eager to listen and eager to learn. I don't know whether they're shy about it or what, but he was just one of the guys. He seemed happy all the time and was just a fun guy to be around. This is just devastating news."
Halman spent seven seasons with the organization and appeared in 44 games over the past two seasons for Seattle, batting .207 with two homers and six RBI.