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Former pitcher Justin Miller found dead

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10:58 AM ET 06.29 | Justin Miller, 35, a former Major League Baseball pitcher and Palm Harbor resident since 2002, was found dead Wednesday night, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. Authorities are investigating, but have not yet determined a cause of death, a sheriff's spokeswoman said. His body was found shortly after 10:30 p.m., but the Sheriff's Office would not say where it was found. Miller played professional baseball for 15 years, most recently for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2010. During seven seasons in the majors, the right-hander also played for the Toronto Blue Jays, Florida Marlins and San Francisco Giants. He finished his career 24-14 with a 4.82 ERA.

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June 29, 2013  12:38 PM ET

Horrible news. Wait, who?

June 29, 2013  01:06 PM ET

My deepest sympathy to his family and all his friends. A tragedy for all. R.I.P.

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June 29, 2013  02:35 PM ET
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The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office has just issued a press release revealing that Miller was found on Chipper Jones' front lawn.

I didn't know "Miller" was a Hispanic name.

June 29, 2013  02:35 PM ET

^^^Insensitive jerks.

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June 29, 2013  03:59 PM ET
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You're right. I was insensitive. My apologies to Chipper Jones.

Got to love the sympathy from a Yankee fan. Zero class is what you possess, and karma is a mother trucker.

Miller was the first pitcher in major pitcher who was forced to wear long sleeves while on the mound. This was after, while pitching for the Jays, that a batter complained that the colored tattoo sleeves on his arms were distracting when trying to locate the ball out of his hand. Which is why he always has long sleeve shirts in every picture of him during game play.

My deepest sympathies go to his family.

June 29, 2013  04:02 PM ET

**in the major legues

June 29, 2013  05:06 PM ET

Did they find any chewed pieces of gum?

June 29, 2013  08:37 PM ET

Palm Harbor is Moose's neighborhood.

June 29, 2013  08:41 PM ET

I'm a Yankee Fan and also appreciated what Justin Miller did for a living, in his day all the hitters would complain that his Tatoo's should be covered when he pitched. RIP you were a good man who needed some understanding!!!

June 30, 2013  09:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office has just issued a press release revealing that Miller was found on Chipper Jones' front lawn.

Patently false, Miller is Caucasian and Chipper only whacks Latinos..................however they are now ruling it a homicide after finding a gun with Aaron Hernandez's fingerprints all over it.

In all seriousness, my sympathies to the Miller family and to that puto up in Massachusetts, you're gonna get yours esse...............

June 30, 2013  09:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Palm Harbor is Moose's neighborhood.

<makes notation in Moose's dossier>

June 30, 2013  09:46 AM ET
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I didn't know "Miller" was a Hispanic name.

It was shortened from El Millagro.............

 
June 30, 2013  10:27 PM ET

R.I.P and condolences to your family......too young to die.

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