Luis Valbuena killed in car accident

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Luis Valbuena killed in car accident

Postby David » Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:14 am

horsefeathers. I am incredibly saddened by this.

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Postby Cubswin11 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:29 am

horsefeathers it, this sucks. So sad. RIP to the bat flipping king.

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Re: Luis Valbuena killed in car accident

Postby Sammy Sofa » Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:16 am

Holy horsefeathers. That horsefeathers' bites.
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Re: Luis Valbuena killed in car accident

Postby Jaxbro » Fri Dec 07, 2018 11:52 am

Hit a rock in The road to cause the wreck in his homeland of Venezuela.

Loved his charisma. Guy could monster bat flip an infield single like a boss, but also would wink/tip his cap to a pitcher that made him look silly
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Re: Luis Valbuena killed in car accident

Postby weis21 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:09 pm

God. RIP. Loved that dude
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Re: Luis Valbuena killed in car accident

Postby itisallpartoftheplan » Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:17 pm

Remember him hitting a 3 run bomb off Harden in DeRosa and Wood’s return to Wrigley with the Indians.

Little did we know then we’d love his bat flip and that he’d become a key piece in the Cubs path to a championship.

RIP Luis.
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Re: Luis Valbuena killed in car accident

Postby Southpaw19 » Fri Dec 07, 2018 1:51 pm

Extremely sad.

A "rock" is an understatement... it was a boulder as it's being reported.

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Re: Luis Valbuena killed in car accident

Postby ConstableRabbit » Fri Dec 07, 2018 2:58 pm

I'm pretty sure everyone here knows this but I absolutely loved Valbuena. He was one of the bright spots during the rebuild. RIP.
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Re: Luis Valbuena killed in car accident

Postby ConstableRabbit » Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:00 pm

Also, lmao at the NYT.
"Never a star, he contributed mostly off the bench. He hit 25 home runs for the Astros in 2015, and his best batting average was .260 the next year."

I demand a correction noting his 3.2 fWAR campaign in 2014.
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Re: Luis Valbuena killed in car accident

Postby Post Count Padder » Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:36 pm

Man, it felt like I was hit in the stomach when I saw this. He was such a fun player.
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Re: Luis Valbuena killed in car accident

Postby CubinNY » Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:50 pm

I always wanted the Cubs to get him back. I had him on the Cubs team in all my MLB games. So sad.
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Re: Luis Valbuena killed in car accident

Postby Rob » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:53 pm

Rumor has it that it may not have been an accident. Apparently bandits in Venezuela like to place boulders in the road to make people stop or cause accidents so that they can rob them.

This is heartbreaking stuff. He was always a favorite of mine.
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Re: Luis Valbuena killed in car accident

Postby sneakypower » Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:00 pm

RIP Bat Flip King

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Re: Luis Valbuena killed in car accident

Postby Banedon » Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:46 pm

Rob wrote:Rumor has it that it may not have been an accident. Apparently bandits in Venezuela like to place boulders in the road to make people stop or cause accidents so that they can rob them.

This is heartbreaking stuff. He was always a favorite of mine.


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