Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs, who was found dead July 1, had recently talked about having kids with his wife, Carli Miles, and they were planning their future together.
“Being a so-called baseball wife has a stress all its own.
Since Tyler’s regularly on the move, we lack that traditional stability,” Miles said at the time.
According to the story, tragically, the two had also discussed starting a family in the hopes that their kids could see their dad in action.
“Tyler wants his children to be able to see him pitch,” Miles said in April.
Dee Gordon hitting a home run after Jose Fernandez's death, and the Angel's throwing a no-hitter after Tyler Skaggs' death.
Baseball is strange, but absolutely beautiful pic.twitter.com/kKZEaTOLRe
— Falchion Wielder (@FalcionWielder) July 13, 2019
Skaggs, in the story, said he had concrete plans for his family’s future, referencing his financial adviser, Jeff Fishman.
“Jeff and I break things down like a game plan,” Tyler had said.
Tyler Skaggs would have turned 28 today. pic.twitter.com/hfnRxPPucO
— Los Angeles Angels (@Angels) July 13, 2019
Though there was no way to tell that her life would be turned upside down, Miles, in April, remained optimistic that when trouble struck, they would be ready:
“Things happen unexpectedly that you have no control over, like in our case. But it’s about how you react and having a positive attitude. I believe you’ll always find a way to make things work out,” Miles says.
A no-no just hours before what would have been Tyler Skaggs' 28th birthday.
You can't script this. For Tyler. pic.twitter.com/wxiXIsYlfE
— MLB (@MLB) July 13, 2019