After Rockies fan Robert Seamans died after sliding on a Coors Field railing, some readers objected to us including photos of him having a great time during a previous visit to the ballpark. We argued that such shots only made him more relatable to those of us who've done precisely what he did and survived. That's still true now that an autopsy shows he had alcohol and THC in his system.
Seamans's autopsy reportedly showed evidence of recent marijuana consumption, as well as a blood alcohol content level of .19, more than twice the legal intoxication level. But that doesn't make the accident any less tragic.
His MySpace page remains online at this writing. Here's how he described himself:
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Gather 'round and get to know me...I know nothing about everything and everything about nothing...dont believe me??? I'll spin a story for you...I love my boys and my family...my guitar and my drums, just music (it can save your life for real). I've lived a pretty crazy life so far. I'm sortof off the wall...I speak before thinking. I'm a better person today than I was on this day a year ago, so I suppose that I'm on the right track. I love in general...and I'm not talkin about no 20 dollars per hour, backseat of your car, stanky-stanky hanky-panky...just love for those that deserve it...anyways wanna know more just ask.
Also online are loads of photos, including a batch from a 2009 visit to Coors Field. Here are three examples:
But also included are lots of other family oriented photos like these. These photos represent the Robert Seamans his loved ones knew and will miss long after the current headlines are forgotten.
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