mike timlin

Among the thousands of people terrorized Sunday night by a shooter at the Route 91 Harvest country music festival in Los Vegas was former Major-League pitcher Mike Timlin.

Timlin tweeted early Monday morning that he and everyone in his party were safe after shooter Stephen Paddock killed at least 58 people and injured more than 500 others with an automatic weapon in the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.

When someone replied saying he was glad Timlin was safe, the former pitcher replied that gunfire “coming at you” is “some scary scary shit.”

Timlin pitched in the Majors from 1991-2008, throwing 1,204 1/3 innings for six teams and winning four World Series rings (in Toronto in 1992, 1993 and Boston in 2004, 2007). In July, he worked a few Red Sox games in the NESN broadcast booth, when the network scrambled for fill-ins as Jerry Remy battles lung cancer.

Shortly before the shooting Sunday night, Timlin tweeted a photo of himself and his companions enjoying the concert, an image that is positively haunting in retrospect.

We’re glad Timlin was unharmed in the shooting, and of course our thoughts are with the families of those who weren’t as fortunate.

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