Nick Adenhart was only three weeks older than I am now. Theres one main thing that differed between us though, he was a major league pitcher...
he had just pitched the best game of his young career, six shut out innings...
he had been with the angel's organization for four years and Angel's manager Mike Scioscia said he had grown more in those four years than anyone else
and now its all gone...
because someone with a suspended license stemming from drunk driving in 2006
who had his probation extended because of violations to that probation
had to run a red light
with his blood alcohol content three times the legal limit
today he was charged with three counts of murder, driving under the influence, and leaving the crime scene... but it all comes too late, three people are dead
my heart goes out to the angel's organization
to their pitching staff
and to torii hunter... who has to run out to center field every home game looking at Nick Adenhart's likeness emblazoned on the center field wall
I wish i could go to the anaheim memorial and contribute, and pay respects, because even though I never knew him or have ever had anything to do with anyone in major league baseball, sports are near and dear to me, and when tragedy strikes it hurts my heart too