According to TMZ, there was a shooting at the Oceanside, California, home of former NFL linebacker Seau. TMZ says that multiple sources have confirmed to them that Seau was found dead inside his home. Seau was 43 years old. UPDATE: TMZ now reports that cops suspect that Seau committed suicide, and that he sent you text messages yesterday to his ex-wife and children. sad. Everyone at the Chargers is complete shock and disbelief right now…We ask everyone to stop what they’re doing and send their prayers to and his family. Local police are expected to hold a press conference Joe Haden Jersey shortly. UPDATE #3: Local police just addressed the media. A 911 call was placed at 9 am this morning, when Seau was found unconscious one of his bedrooms by a woman. He had a gunshot to the chest, and a handgun was found nearby. Police and fire departments responded, performed saved live-saving efforts on him, but were not successful. The case is being investigated as a suicide. UPDATE #4: Reactions are flowing from NFL players, past and present, but Saints lineman Olsen shares here an amazing story of when he went one-on-one against Seau during a football camp high school. More of these, please. All Joe Thomas Jersey of us are deeply saddened about Seau, a great player loved by teammates who also worked hard to serve his community. and his family remain our thoughts.
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Prince Fielder drove five runs and had five of Milwaukee’s -high 26 hits and Yovani Gallardo tied a -high with 12 strikeouts as the Brewers pounded the Chicago Cubs 18 on Monday night. The Cubs tied a franchise record for hits allowed, matching Sept. 2, when they lost to the Milwaukee Braves. After scoring two runs a three-game series against Houston, the Brewers broke out against an overmatched pitching staff. Ryan also had five hits for Milwaukee, which snapped a five-game losing streak. Casey McGhee had a three-run homer and Fielder had a three-run double. Gallardo allowed one run and two hits over six innings. The Cubs have lost a -high six straight, several of them embarrassing fashion. On Friday night, the Cubs lost 17 to Colorado, which was highlighted by a 12-run eighth inning when the Rockies brought 18 batters to the plate. The Brewers score five runs and had seven hits off Cubs starter Randy Wells the fourth inning. During the six-game skid, the Cubs have been outscored 62. On Monday night, the Brewers batted around against the Cubs consecutive innings. They brought 10 batters to the plate the fourth and fifth innings. Alcides Escobar had three hits and McGhee had four RBIs for Milwaukee. The only hits against Gallardo were doubles by rookie Starlin Castro. Chicago finished with four hits, all doubles. After -running for Jim Edmonds the sixth, Carlos Gomez was hit by a pitch seventh, then was hit on the helmet by a fastball from Brian Schilitter the eighth. Gomez hit the deck after getting hit the eighth and a trainer tended to him before he walked to the dugout. Gomez did not return to the game. NOTES: Before the game, the Brewers agreed to a $26 million, three-year contract extension through 2013 with Hart, rewarding the outfielder for a turnaround that included a trip to the All-Star game…. Cubs manager Lou Piniella missed his third straight game to attend funeral services for his uncle. Alan Trammell is managing the team Piniella’s absence…. Cubs placed RHP Carlos on the DL for cardiac evaluation. place of, the Cubs purchased the contract of RHPs Thomas and Casey from Triple-A Iowa. is scheduled to start Tuesday against the Brewers and will work out of the bullpen.