Thursday, April 9, 2009

Remember Nick Adenhart

Normally i'm only writing postive stories filled with humor. I think there is too much negativity in the regular news that we could rather do without. However, I was absolutely SHOCKED when I heard the news on Sportscenter this morning that Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart had been killed by a drunk driver last night in Fullerton, CA., literally 3 miles from Angels Stadium.

The 23 year old was one of the most promising young pitchers in the game, and last night he had his best career start to date. He pitched 6 innings, allowing 0 earned runs, 7 hits, 5 strikeouts and 3 walks. It was definitely a night to celebrate. The former high school star that had undergone surgery to make it to the big leagues had finally reached his shining moment, and it looked as if his career was finally starting to take off.

The drunk driver that ran the red light that hit Adenhart's car also killed 2 other passengers, both friends of Adenhart. To see a short article on the man that will be charged with murder, due to the hit-and-run, can be seen here.

It seems like it's another classic case of "only the good die young." This is one of those movie scripts that you can only hope, somehow, has a happy ending. But for now, just keep the Adenhart family and friends in your prayers.

Rest in peace Nick.

[Photo courtesy ESPN]

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