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Thursday, April 09, 2009

Nick Adenhart Killed in Car Accident

TMZ reports that Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart was killed in a felony hit-and-run car accident early this morning.  Two others (one affiliated with the Angels organization) were killed in the crash, and the offender was caught and hospitalized.  The 22 year-old had just tossed six scoreless innings the night before, the best performance of his young career.

Awful news.  RIP.

WillYoung Posted: April 09, 2009 at 03:45 PM | 387 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Der Komminsk-sar Posted: April 09, 2009 at 03:48 PM (#3131815)
My condolences to those affected by Adenhart's death...
   2. DKDC Posted: April 09, 2009 at 03:48 PM (#3131816)
Life is unfair and way too short. My condolences to his family, friends and fans.
   3. A big pile of nonsense (gef the talking mongoose) Posted: April 09, 2009 at 03:49 PM (#3131818)
Good lord. My condolences as well to everyone affected.
   4. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 09, 2009 at 03:49 PM (#3131819)
Terribly awful.

Stuff like this really makes me terrified of driving. Its really amazing how the thousands of deaths and injuries from driving is just kind of accepted in our society. Just think of how stupid the average person is, then realize that they have access to a two ton hunk of metal that can travel at speeds of up to 70-100 mph.
   5. Steve Sparks Flying Everywhere Posted: April 09, 2009 at 03:50 PM (#3131820)
I'm stunned. My condolences to his family and friends. A terrible day for the Angels organization
   6. Jose Is The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: April 09, 2009 at 03:50 PM (#3131821)
What a horrible horrible tragedy. Sympathies to the family, friends and fans.
   7. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: April 09, 2009 at 03:50 PM (#3131822)
How horrible. I saw yesterday's game. He had improved a lot. RIP.
   8. rr Posted: April 09, 2009 at 03:50 PM (#3131824)
Condolences.
   9. Rodder Posted: April 09, 2009 at 03:51 PM (#3131825)
Condolences and prayers to the family.

The Angels website still opens with his picture and his name in a headline regarding last night's game.
   10. madvillain Posted: April 09, 2009 at 03:52 PM (#3131829)
Unreal.

I can't imagine the pain of losing someone only 22 years old to such a random act of idiocy.

My condolences go out to everyone.
   11. Depressoteric feels Royally blue these days Posted: April 09, 2009 at 03:53 PM (#3131830)
Unbelievable and disgusting. My thoughts go out to both his family & friends as well as Angels fans.
   12. aleskel Posted: April 09, 2009 at 03:55 PM (#3131832)
Truly sad. I'm glad they caught the guy - for some reason, hit-and-run offenses always anger me more than a crime of its caliber probably should. Domestic violence too.
   13. There are no words... (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: April 09, 2009 at 03:55 PM (#3131833)
Holy crap...

That's awful news. Condolences to Adenhart's family and friends.

And the question that must be asked:

Are you paying attention, Joba?
   14. Hang down your head, Tom Foley Posted: April 09, 2009 at 03:55 PM (#3131834)
With the fan who died, and now this, the Angels have already had a horrible year.
   15. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: April 09, 2009 at 03:56 PM (#3131835)
Sad news.

One of the links I read said that one of the other passengers in the car was also a member of the Angels organization, FWIW.
   16. Tripon Posted: April 09, 2009 at 03:56 PM (#3131836)
This is awful.
   17. AndrewJ Posted: April 09, 2009 at 03:57 PM (#3131838)
Tragic, tragic news. Condolences to family and friends.
   18. Who Swished In Your Cornflakes? Posted: April 09, 2009 at 03:57 PM (#3131839)
Horrible news. I'd followed Adenhart's young career for a while now, as I like to keep tabs on prospects who come through AA Arkansas at one point or another. He had serious talent, and I was hoping he'd move up with the Angels this year and become a key contributor. Just shocking, terrible news. I hope the guy who did it gets put away for good.
   19. Shooty Is Disappointed With His Midstream Urine Posted: April 09, 2009 at 03:57 PM (#3131840)
Jesus. This is just beyond words. I'm truly sorry for his family. I know it pales in comparison to a family's grief, but I'm sorry for Angels fans, too. I don't "know" Trevor Cahill, but I understand how you get attached to these guys over time as you watch them grow up. Just awful.
   20. RJ in TO Posted: April 09, 2009 at 03:57 PM (#3131841)
Truly sad. I'm glad they caught the guy - for some reason, hit-and-run offenses always anger me more than a crime of its caliber probably should.

For personal reasons, hit-and-run offenses anger me to an incredible degree. I'm in favor of greatly increasing the penalties associated with it.
   21. Paul M Hates Krispy Kreme Posted: April 09, 2009 at 03:58 PM (#3131842)
Terrible news. I often think about stuff like what AG#1F said above, but damnit, you have to get to work somehow.

Not to make light of the situation, but if I were in the Angels rotation right now, I might consider other careers.
   22. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: April 09, 2009 at 04:00 PM (#3131843)
That's awful.

The personal loss is surely orders of magnitude worse than anything I could articulate, but I saw Adenhart's last spring start, when he pitched seven excellent innings with great command of plus fastball. I remember thinking it'll be cool to watch this kid develop, he's gonna be a heckuva player. Sad.
   23. cardsfanboy Posted: April 09, 2009 at 04:01 PM (#3131846)
condolences to his family, friends and team.
   24. RTSquared is not on the Rangers' DL...yet... Posted: April 09, 2009 at 04:01 PM (#3131847)
Hopefully there will be a moment of silence for Adenhart at all the games today.

It's just shocking. I guess we should feel lucky it doesn't happen more often.
   25. Lazzeri Posted: April 09, 2009 at 04:01 PM (#3131848)
This is unbelievable.
   26. Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: April 09, 2009 at 04:01 PM (#3131849)
Its really amazing how the thousands of deaths and injuries from driving is just kind of accepted in our society.

It really bugs me. As a society we go crazy about kidnappings, random killings, and other truly rare occurrences. But a local teen dying in a car crash is page 5 news.

Its a damn shame.
   27. DKDC Posted: April 09, 2009 at 04:03 PM (#3131852)
I know it pales in comparison to a family's grief, but I'm sorry for Angels fans, too.


I was a little embarassed at first by how hard I took Sean Taylor's death. But the fact is you do form an emotional connection with these players, and that's part of what makes being a fan so appealing.
   28. scareduck Posted: April 09, 2009 at 04:04 PM (#3131853)
They should stop selling beer in the sixth for today's game.
   29. Steve Sparks Flying Everywhere Posted: April 09, 2009 at 04:05 PM (#3131855)
I wouldn't be surprised if they cancelled tonight's game.
   30. Arva Posted: April 09, 2009 at 04:05 PM (#3131856)
Condolences to the family, and to the Angels. This is horrible.
   31. UCCF Posted: April 09, 2009 at 04:05 PM (#3131859)
Wow, that's awful news.

Stuff like this really makes me terrified of driving. Its really amazing how the thousands of deaths and injuries from driving is just kind of accepted in our society. Just think of how stupid the average person is, then realize that they have access to a two ton hunk of metal that can travel at speeds of up to 70-100 mph.

You and me both. I have only a 15-20 minute commute to work (each way) every day, but not a day goes by that I don't come close to being sideswiped by someone who's not looking when changing lanes, or rear-ended by someone who's driving 70 mph into rush hour traffic. Just this AM, some cab doing about 80 came up over a hill into an area of stopped traffic - an area that is stopped every single day at that time - and came within about 6 inches of slamming into the back of me. He honked, of course.
   32. WillYoung Posted: April 09, 2009 at 04:06 PM (#3131860)
Speaking of hit-and-runs, they still haven't caught the ####### who did this. That's about as low as a person can go, in my book.
   33. PerroX Posted: April 09, 2009 at 04:07 PM (#3131863)
I was just reading about his game last night and had looked at some video of his pitching.

Sad when anyone dies, but horrible when a young person dies with a life of promise ahead of them.
   34. SantoFan Posted: April 09, 2009 at 04:08 PM (#3131866)
Literally took my breath away when I read this this morning. He's just been such a constant "name-to-watch," it's hard to believe someone that young could be taken away so quickly. So unbelievably sad. I too am terrified of car accidents - it's my number one fear - and I'm all for the jackass who fled the scene being put away for a very long time. Awful, awful, awful.
   35. UCCF Posted: April 09, 2009 at 04:10 PM (#3131867)
I'm all for the jackass who fled the scene being put away for a very long time.

I might go farther than that.
   36. Crashburn Alley Posted: April 09, 2009 at 04:12 PM (#3131869)
Man, the last month or so has really increased my cognizance of mortality; it used to be non-existent. We had the three NCAA football players whose boat capsized, John Brattain, and Nick Adenhart, all taken from us way too soon over the last month or two.

I was looking forward to following Adenhart, it was hard not to buy into all the hype he was getting. He looked like he had great stuff in his performance last night.
   37. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: April 09, 2009 at 04:13 PM (#3131870)
In retrospect, it's too bad none of the rumored trades last year happened. If they had, he would've been somewhere totally different last night.
   38. Tripon Posted: April 09, 2009 at 04:14 PM (#3131871)
The news is now reporting that Nick Adenhart was the one who transported to the hospital alive, and died later.
   39. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 09, 2009 at 04:15 PM (#3131874)
Speaking of hit-and-runs, they still haven't caught the ####### who did this. That's about as low as a person can go, in my book.

Sadly, bike deaths are far too common.
   40. villageidiom Posted: April 09, 2009 at 04:15 PM (#3131875)
Wow. My condolences to his family, his friends, and everyone in the Angels family (fans included).
   41. Steve Sparks Flying Everywhere Posted: April 09, 2009 at 04:17 PM (#3131878)
In retrospect, it's too bad none of the rumored trades last year happened. If they had, he would've been somewhere totally different last night.


It's crazy to play the "what if" game. What if he was traded? What if Lackey, Escobar, and Santana hadn't been injured? What if had been shelled last night, hit the showers earlier and then went home earlier?

I guess you don't recognize the significance of events the lead up to an event, until it actually happens.
   42. Tripon Posted: April 09, 2009 at 04:17 PM (#3131879)
http://www.myfoxla.com/dpp/news/local/Angels_Pitcher_Dies_In_Three_Car_Crash_20090409

Video of the crashsite. You can imagine how horrific it was just from the crashed convertible.
   43. Hang down your head, Tom Foley Posted: April 09, 2009 at 04:18 PM (#3131883)
CNN says the other driver is facing DUI charges, in addition to hit and run and manslaughter.
   44. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: April 09, 2009 at 04:20 PM (#3131885)
"You can imagine how horrific it was just from the crashed convertible."

Rescue workers cut the roof off, so it wasn't quite as bad as it looked in that film. But still plenty bad enough, obviously.
   45. tfbg9 Posted: April 09, 2009 at 04:21 PM (#3131888)
Tragic, awful. I cannot imagine what his parents are going through, especially with the way it happened. Nothing worse than the blow they've suffered can perhaps happen to people. Those of us that do, ought to pray for them.
   46. Fly should without a doubt be number !!!!! Posted: April 09, 2009 at 04:21 PM (#3131889)
I wonder what the ESPN Fantasy Focus podcast will do.

They tape at around 9:30am, so they knew of the crash, but they can't break it in a podcast. But they also can't recommend that you pick up a guy that is available and just threw 6 shutout innings. So they have to ignore the Angels game?

Neyer is avoiding something awful, you can tell from his voice.

Edit: this was aimed at the Lounge. Still, though...Ugh.
   47. kwarren Posted: April 09, 2009 at 04:23 PM (#3131893)
Just think of how stupid the average person is, then realize that they have access to a two ton hunk of metal that can travel at speeds of up to 70-100 mph.


Not to mention all the people who are "stupider than average", have been drinking, are using a cell phone, test messaging, or looking at some cute chick on the sidewalk. It's truly a dangerous game, this driving.
   48. Shredder Posted: April 09, 2009 at 04:25 PM (#3131894)
I told the news to a friend of mine at work and I could barely say the words.
   49. Joey B. Posted: April 09, 2009 at 04:25 PM (#3131895)
The guy is 22 year old Andrew Thomas Gallo of Riverside, according to CNN.

Nick was a local D.C. kid from the Silver Spring area too. How awful.
   50. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: April 09, 2009 at 04:25 PM (#3131897)
I wonder what the ESPN Fantasy Focus podcast will do.

Oddly enough, he's already been removed from the ESPN fantasy listings.

This is sad. Just a crying shame.
   51. A triple short of the cycle Posted: April 09, 2009 at 04:28 PM (#3131902)
Irresponsible driving sometimes kills people.

My condolences to Mr. Adenhart's family, friends, and fans. It is a terrible tragedy.
   52. aleskel Posted: April 09, 2009 at 04:28 PM (#3131905)
CNN says the other driver is facing DUI charges, in addition to hit and run and manslaughter.

The guy is 22 year old Andrew Thomas Gallo of Riverside, according to CNN


Mr. Gallo, allow me to be the first to say (assuming you are guilty), rot in hell.
   53. Depressoteric feels Royally blue these days Posted: April 09, 2009 at 04:29 PM (#3131906)
CNN says the other driver is facing DUI charges, in addition to hit and run and manslaughter.
I start seeing red when DUI/DWI comes into the picture. I'm really pissed right now.
   54. kwarren Posted: April 09, 2009 at 04:31 PM (#3131910)
Man, the last month or so has really increased my cognizance of mortality; it used to be non-existent. We had the three NCAA football players whose boat capsized, John Brattain, and Nick Adenhart, all taken from us way too soon over the last month or two.


There were also two NFL players who recently drowned off Clearwater, while being 50 miles out in a storm. The amazing thing is that a third man (non NFL player) managed to survive for 48 hours or something until he was found. That was amazing.
   55. JoeHova Posted: April 09, 2009 at 04:31 PM (#3131913)
This is horrible. I can't even find words to say anything.
   56. mulder & scully Posted: April 09, 2009 at 04:32 PM (#3131914)
My condolences to his family, friends, and fans.

Agree with #36. Events of the past month have definitely made me think about my own mortality.

Take some time and let your loved ones know how much you care about them.

RIP Nick Adenhart
   57. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: April 09, 2009 at 04:32 PM (#3131915)
"I wonder what the ESPN Fantasy Focus podcast will do."

While we're speculating about relatively trivial things - who do the Angels use to fill their rotation? Ortega? Or a signing like Gaudin? They were already thin at SP.

I feel bad wondering before the body's even cold, but still...
   58. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 09, 2009 at 04:32 PM (#3131917)
CNN says the other driver is facing DUI charges

Shocker of the year.
   59. The Non-Catching Molina (sjs1959) Posted: April 09, 2009 at 04:33 PM (#3131918)
My condolences to Adenhart's family, and to the Angels family, which has been touched by tragedy more than enough times as it is.
   60. Gamingboy Posted: April 09, 2009 at 04:33 PM (#3131920)
Ugch. It is so tragic when someone so talented (for that is what every Major League pitcher is) is lost so young. Just tragic. My condolences to his family, friends, teammates and fans.
   61. The importance of being Ernest Riles Posted: April 09, 2009 at 04:34 PM (#3131921)
What terrible news. This is just awful.
   62. ?Donde esta Dagoberto Campaneris? Posted: April 09, 2009 at 04:35 PM (#3131924)
Local media is reporting that in lieu of a trial, Mr. Gallo will be released in the Angels' clubhouse later this evening. Or at least that's what I'm hearing.

Sleep well young man- and may flights of Angels sing thee to thy rest.
   63. Fly should without a doubt be number !!!!! Posted: April 09, 2009 at 04:35 PM (#3131926)
"I wonder what the ESPN Fantasy Focus podcast will do."

While we're speculating about relatively trivial things - who do the Angels use to fill their rotation? Ortega? Or a signing like Gaudin? They were already thin at SP.

I feel bad wondering before the body's even cold, but still...


Yeah, that's why I mentioned that my post was intended for the Lounge, where we were having more of a meta-discussion on how ESPN was covering it. I didn't mean to take away from this thread, and would like to make it clear that I offer my condolences to everyone in the Adenhart, Angels and MLB families.
   64. Steve Sparks Flying Everywhere Posted: April 09, 2009 at 04:36 PM (#3131927)
TMZ (not the most reliable source of information) says one of the other people killed is involved in the Angels organization. Is this another player or somebody in the front office or what? Does anybody know?
   65. Shredder Posted: April 09, 2009 at 04:37 PM (#3131929)
Does anybody know?
I'm hearing it's not another player, but I can't confirm that.
   66. Hang down your head, Tom Foley Posted: April 09, 2009 at 04:40 PM (#3131938)
TMZ (not the most reliable source of information) says one of the other people killed is involved in the Angels organization. Is this another player or somebody in the front office or what? Does anybody know?


I read that the person is an Angels employee. That probably means it's not a player, but I haven't seen any other information.
   67. Gamingboy Posted: April 09, 2009 at 04:41 PM (#3131942)
What is so very tragic about this is that it came after he did so well last night. LAST NIGHT. And now he's gone.
   68. Athletic Supporter can feel the slow rot Posted: April 09, 2009 at 04:42 PM (#3131943)
Wow, this is terrible. I was looking forward to Adenhart/Cahill matchups throughout the years.

Just an awful thing to have happen.
   69. Halofan Posted: April 09, 2009 at 04:42 PM (#3131944)
SO far all they got in IDing one of the other two passengers who also died is a member of the Angels organization, NOT a player.
   70. Depressoteric feels Royally blue these days Posted: April 09, 2009 at 04:43 PM (#3131945)
They're probably trying to contact the families before the names get released.

I wonder if the game will go on tonight.
   71. Shooty Is Disappointed With His Midstream Urine Posted: April 09, 2009 at 04:44 PM (#3131948)
They've got to cancel the game tonight, right? For the first time in my life, I wish the A's had lost last night and Adenhart had gotten the win. Damn.
   72. Greg Franklin Posted: April 09, 2009 at 04:45 PM (#3131950)
Literally took my breath away when I read this this morning. He's just been such a constant "name-to-watch," it's hard to believe someone that young could be taken away so quickly. So unbelievably sad.

Yes, it is. I may have even seen him personally in spring training in seasons past, as he was a name-to-watch and the Angels were high on him. RIP.

Nick Adenhart: A Rising Star (Once Again) - Rich Lederer on Adenhart (2006 article)
   73. Brian Posted: April 09, 2009 at 04:45 PM (#3131951)
I know it's meaningless in one sense but I'm glad he pitched so well last night. At least he got to feel that sensation of performing so well at the highest level before he died.

Horrible.
   74. DKDC Posted: April 09, 2009 at 04:46 PM (#3131953)
Nothing new here, but some quotes from some people in the Orioles organization (Adenhart was from Maryland). I assume they will play their game at 1:35ET, but they are probably hastily preparing some kind of tribute.

I can't see any way the Angels play tonight.
   75. Gamingboy Posted: April 09, 2009 at 04:49 PM (#3131964)
I wonder if the game will go on tonight.


While it is sad that we are even considering this, I will put my two cents in:

When Kile died, the Cardinals didn't play. When Hancock died, the Cardinals didn't play.
On the other hands, when Lyman Bostock died, the Angels played the next day. But times have changed since then.
   76. Hang down your head, Tom Foley Posted: April 09, 2009 at 04:49 PM (#3131967)
Scott Miller on cbssports.com wrote that an Angels official said tonight's game is "in question." He also wrote that the other two people who died were not affiliated with the Angels.
   77. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: April 09, 2009 at 04:49 PM (#3131968)
"I'm hearing it's not another player, but I can't confirm that."

Made me think of Mnatsakanov in the Red Wings' limo crash.

Does anybody know whether Adenhart was married? Four people in the car made me think of two team employees and their significant others, sharing a car while coming home from the game.
   78. PerroX Posted: April 09, 2009 at 04:50 PM (#3131970)
What is so very tragic about this is that it came after he did so well last night. LAST NIGHT. And now he's gone.

That's how it too often happens. A month ago I was working side by side with a woman, laughing and cutting up and having a good time. Two days later, she's gone. Or the 19-year-old son of a close co-worker who was shot while riding in the car with another teen.

Nothing you can really say except life is incredibly short and you never know exactly how short until its over.

Tell those close to you that you love them today. And everyday.
   79. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: April 09, 2009 at 04:51 PM (#3131972)
Really terrible.
   80. Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: April 09, 2009 at 04:54 PM (#3131979)
The friggin sidebar is full of: Adenhart death, Halos fan death, Halos executive with his pre-teen girlfriend, and lil Sarge.

I'm going to go eat lunch, and then throw up. I'm not even a Halos fan.
   81. Justin T is going to crush some tacos Thursday Posted: April 09, 2009 at 04:56 PM (#3131984)
This is terrible. Damn.
   82. Shredder Posted: April 09, 2009 at 04:56 PM (#3131986)

I wonder if the game will go on tonight.
They were supposed to induct Chuck Finley and Brian Downing into the Angels hall of fame tonight. I doubt there will be a game, and that ceremony, whenever it takes place, will always have this cloud over it.
   83. Bob T Posted: April 09, 2009 at 05:01 PM (#3132006)
I can't imagine Finley or Downing wanting to have any ceremony tonight for them.
   84. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: April 09, 2009 at 05:03 PM (#3132012)
Not to mention all the people who are "stupider than average", have been drinking, are using a cell phone, test messaging, or looking at some cute chick on the sidewalk. It's truly a dangerous game, this driving.

The punishment for texting while driving should be as harsh as for DUI. It has got to be just as dangerous. Actually your average drunk looking at the road is probably a better drive than someone who's reading a screen and typing.
   85. mack Posted: April 09, 2009 at 05:07 PM (#3132026)
Huge condolences to his family and the entire angels organization.
22 is far too young.

Driving terrifies me some days. I live in the heart of Baltimore and most afternoons I can't go five blocks without someone almost killing me.
The US has 35,000 auto fatalities a year, if that was a war, imagine the outcry.
   86. The Most Interesting Man In The World Posted: April 09, 2009 at 05:07 PM (#3132027)
Not to trivialize this, but assuming he pitches again, Jamie Moyer's career will have eclipsed Nick Adenhart's life. Puts things in perspective.
   87. Los Angeles Waterloo of Black Hawk Posted: April 09, 2009 at 05:08 PM (#3132029)
I am really ... I don't even know. As others have said, even as a fan, we make such connections with these guys. I remember first looking him up when we drafted him and seeing what a prospect he was. I almost drove up to Rancho to see his debut there, and I blogged about his development regularly, along with that of other Angel prospects. I even liveblogged his major league debut (which went pretty badly). And despite some struggles last season, he was still very advanced for his age and had some exciting stuff, and you could tell he had a promising future. His ability to come back from arm surgery at such a young age was also encouraging. He seemed like a good kid.

And if I'm blown away by this, I can't even imagine what it's like for his family right now. Especially after seeing him living his dream, for even a little bit, and even showing substantial improvement and progress in his chosen area of work, and to show that progress so quickly. And then to have it end so randomly and out of control. I don't even know.
   88. Shredder Posted: April 09, 2009 at 05:09 PM (#3132035)
The US has 35,000 auto fatalities a year, if that was a war, imagine the outcry.
That's a lot, but driving also has serious utility. It's not really a worthy comparison.
   89. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: April 09, 2009 at 05:09 PM (#3132036)
The friggin sidebar is full of: Adenhart death, Halos fan death, Halos executive with his pre-teen girlfriend, and lil Sarge.

I'm going to go eat lunch, and then throw up.


On the bright side, neither of the animal-killing threads seem to be Angels-related.
Nor the "what's the definition of date rape" thread or the "Is Louis Farrakhan worse than Rush Limbaugh" thread.

Hmmm...maybe this would be a good day to avoid BTF entirely.
   90. NJ in DC (Now with Wife!) Posted: April 09, 2009 at 05:09 PM (#3132037)
Holy ####### ####. My condolences to all.
   91. AndrewJ Posted: April 09, 2009 at 05:13 PM (#3132054)
The punishment for texting while driving should be as harsh as for DUI. It has got to be just as dangerous.

I have no moral qualms about driving up to anybody texting while driving, pulling them out of the car and performing a Rodney King-level beating upon them.
   92. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: April 09, 2009 at 05:14 PM (#3132055)
"I can't imagine Finley or Downing wanting to have any ceremony tonight for them."

Yeah, you'd have to think they wouldn't take it personally if the Angels wanted to reschedule, under the circumstances.

The Astros have retired the numbers of a couple of their players who died while active. Might be kind of a nice touch if the Angels did the same.
   93. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 09, 2009 at 05:16 PM (#3132059)
That's a lot, but driving also has serious utility. It's not really a worthy comparison.

Wars supposedly have utility too. That's why they are fought.
   94. DKDC Posted: April 09, 2009 at 05:17 PM (#3132066)
Wars supposedly have utility too. That's why they are fought.


I thought about doing that too, but this is the wrong thread for that.
   95. Shredder Posted: April 09, 2009 at 05:17 PM (#3132068)
Wars supposedly have utility too. That's why they are fought.
And if we think the cause is worthy, we mourn their deaths, but realize that their sacrifice was necessary. It's a cost/benefit analysis.
   96. Los Angeles Waterloo of Black Hawk Posted: April 09, 2009 at 05:22 PM (#3132083)
The Astros have retired the numbers of a couple of their players who died while active. Might be kind of a nice touch if the Angels did the same.

The Angels would have to start with Lyman Bostock, though. Which is fine with me.
   97. Tripon Posted: April 09, 2009 at 05:24 PM (#3132087)
There was a woman who recently was convicted for texting while causing a fatal accident, and got 6 years for it. Still, it happens a lot, because people just don't think about why its just a dumb idea.

http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7014681150
   98. Gamingboy Posted: April 09, 2009 at 05:30 PM (#3132099)
If I was a writer for the BBWA, I'd definitely use my no. 10 vote for Adenhart at the end of the season.
   99. scareduck Posted: April 09, 2009 at 05:31 PM (#3132101)
I almost drove up to Rancho to see his debut there

I did go to see his Cal League debut.
   100. The Marksist Posted: April 09, 2009 at 05:32 PM (#3132104)
Not that it helps anyone, but my condolences to Nick's friends and family as well. This stuff hits me harder than I expect every time.
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