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(photo courtesy Los Angeles Times)
I’m not sure how to put this into words, but Los Angeles Angels
starting pitcher Nick Adenhart was killed shortly after midnight Pacific, along
with two others, by a car that ran a red light. The driver was caught after he
fled the scene and alcohol is suspected. Senseless…
Baseball is clearly on the backburner today. My prayers go out to
Adenhart’s family and the Angels organization. The Angels will hopefully
postpone their series finale against Oakland.
This really puts things in perspective. The 43,000+ that saw him pitch
six shutout innings at Angel Stadium last night went home thinking they had a talented
youngster. Now they are left to wonder, what if – both on and off the field?
We hardly knew you Nick, rest in peace 34.
Update: Adenhart went to high school in Maryland about an hour north or where I live in Virginia. Here’s a link to hear his coach reflecting on the tragedy.